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BCA Votes on Budgets, Candidates

During its April and May meetings, the Birchwood Civic Association  welcomed Board of Education members and candidates from the Syosset School District, as well as Board of Education members and administrators from the Jericho School District to discuss budget proposals and issues facing the districts. The BCA voted to endorse both the Syosset and Jericho budgets, as well as the Jericho Library budget, acknowledging that all made a strong effort to retain programs while staying below the state tax levy cap. In addition, the BCA voted in support of Jericho's Proposition 2 regarding the establishment of a capital reserve fund. The Syosset Library budget was not reviewed.

Jericho has an uncontested election this year. However the four candidates for the three open Syosset Board of Education seats attended BCA meetings to present their platforms. While acknowledging that all of the candidates promised greater transparency and public participation in Syosset Board of Education meetings, the BCA voted to endorse Tracy Frankel, Rob Gershon, and William Weiner.

Further information about the Birchwood Civic Association may be found at www.EastBirchwood.org.