Long Island School Board Elections: Tuesday, May 17, 2011

2012 Update:

2012 School Board Election Results (budget pass/fail): here

In 2012, HS Senior Josh Lafazan wins in Syosset School Board election. Story and links at onthewilderside: here.
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2011 Update: Some budget vote/election results – You can look at your school district’s website where they may have posted results. Newsday has a chart with pass/fails. It looks like most districts in Long Island (Suffolk County and Nassau County) have passed. There were four five listed as fail:

2011 Westbury School District: Failed
2011 Locust Valley School District: Failed
2011 Fisher’s Island School District: Failed
2011 Oyster Bay-East Norwich School District: Failed
2011 Seaford School District: Failed

Here in the North Babylon School District, our budget passed with Yes 1787 and No 809. The numbers are posted on the website: here. It looks like the winning trustees are: Barbara Ferguson (newly elected), Bob Scheid (newly elected), and re-elected, unopposed are Barbara Leun and Janet Meyerson.

The Babylon Beacon reports: All local (Town of Babylon) school district budgets passed. Many new faces elected to school boards. Story at The Babylon Beacon: here.

News from Brentwood School District -Newsday now reporting it passed. Update about Brentwood School District – No news for the outcome of the school budget vote for Brentwood on a “Google News” search; no results at the district website; and a vague, “gray circle” with no outcome listed on the Newsday chart. Is this one too close to call?

Update 8:17am: Newsday reports Lawrence School District budget passed. News about Lawrence School District (on Long Island): as of 5:23am Wednesday morning, Newsday reports that it is the only district where results have not come in. A previous article on the proposed Lawrence school budget is: here.

Middle Country School District: passed. Complete results at the school district: here.

News from Sachem School District: (as reported at “The Patch”) – Budget passes with Yes 4,960 and No 3,034. Re-elected was Christine Lampitelli. Another incumbent, Mike Licata was defeated by the newly elected Dorothy Roberts.

News from Longwood School District (at their website) – Budget passes with Yes 2,571 and No 1,169. Board of Education winners Frank Muraca and Philip Reaney.

News from Connetquot School Disctrict (at their website: here) – Budget passes with Yes 2,330 and No 1,353.

News from Roslyn School District (at their website: here) – Budget passes with Yes 879 and No 372.

News from Wyandanch School District – Newsday reports that their budget passed.

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Original post:

KW writes: Schools throughout Long Island will be having budget votes and school board elections on Tuesday, May 17th.

There is a write-up about the elections in this Sunday’s Newsday (on-line is subscription-only).

For great coverage of Babylon Village and North Babylon elections, see “The Beacon Shopper” and “The Babylon Beacon” newspapers in print.

Please express your opinion by voting. And, please consider becoming active at democracy-building in your school district. The “yes/no” votes are very wrong and un-empowering. Schools should be required to offer choices, with a menu-item budget!

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