With February quickly coming to a close, West Islip residents will have their first opportunity to gather information about the school district’s budget for the 2013-14 school year.
The board of education’s first budget work session is Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. at the Beach Street Middle School cafeteria. A regularly scheduled BOE planning session will be held immediately following the budget meeting.
Four other budget work sessions are planned and all will be held at the Beach Street cafeteria.
• Wednesday, March 6, 7:30 p.m.
• Wednesday, March 20, 7:30 p.m.
• Wednesday, April 3, 7:30 p.m.
• Monday, April 8, 7:30 p.m.
Board of education trustees will adopt the budget on Wednesday, April 17, at an 8 p.m. meeting scheduled to be held at the high school. A public budget hearing and final voter registration will be held Tuesday, May 14, at the high school. The budget hearing is set for 7:30 p.m. and voter registration will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the high school lobby.
Voters will head to the polls on Super Tuesday, May 21, to cast their ballots on the budget as well as three positions on the board of education. This year the seats held by board vice president Annmarie LaRosa, George Smith and Scott Brady are up for election.