On Thursday Patch : What should West Islip schools do with the for the 2012-2013 school year? With budget season in full swing, residents had different ideas about the best use of the money.
Many responders went the fiscally conservative route. Adam Inzirillo commented on our Facebook page: "Be smart and financially responsible and save it for next year." Thiry-nine percent of poll voters agreed.
Others voted to keep on teachers that have been let go in current years.
Several commentors proposed putting the money into either Westbrook or Kirday elementary schools, which are closing this year to save the district approximately $3.2 million.
"How about keeping one of the Elementery schools open so our kids are not packed into classrooms like sardines," posted one commentor using the handle Concerned.
Thirty percent of poll respondents wanted to restore programs that have been cut or reduced, like and field trips.
"Let the elementary schools go back to the Planetarium," said one commentor.
Almost a quarter of all voters wanted to use the funds to offest next year's tax increase. This year's current budget is scheduled to be adopted by the Board of Education at Wednesday night's meeting.
What do you think? Did West Islip residents get this one right, or wrong? Comment below with your thoughts.