Remember to vote Tuesday, May 21!  All Middle Island residents vote at the West Middle Island Elementary School, 30 Swezey Lane, Middle Island.  Polls are open from 7am to 9pm.  The link below should take you to the school budget newsletter, with information on the budget as well as the five candidates seeking the two seats available this cycle.
http://www.longwood.k12.ny.us/UserFiles/Servers/Server_2549290/File/Documents/Budget%202019-20/2019-20%20Budget%20Newsletter%20English%20for%20posting.pdf
A reminder of what the Board of Education actually does:

Responsibilities of the Board

The Board of Education is the official policy-making body of the school district. It is the board’s responsibility to:

  1. Establish policies for the operation of the district.
  2. Set goals and develop a vision for the district.
  3. Build community support and promote understanding of public education.
  4. Develop academic standards based on high expectations.
  5. Hire a superintendent of schools.
  6. Take action on matters only after consulting with the superintendent.
  7. Attract and retain excellent staff members.
  8. Work to ensure that there are necessary funds for the district, maintaining a balance between needs and resources.