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New Elementary Boundary Info Hits WI Homes

Letters inform parents which school their youngsters will be attending in September.

Update, 6:30 p.m. Friday: the elementary school redistricting maps are now live on the school district website.

Parents across West Islip on Friday began receiving information about the school district’s new elementary boundaries and which school their child will be attending in September.

In a letter from Richard Simon, school superintendent, he said that because of the closing of Paul E. Kirdahy at Captree and Westbrook elementary schools, the district has redrawn the elementary school attendance boundaries, which will be effective July 1.

Also in the letter Simon suggested to parents to check the school district’s website under the “Redistricting Update” link for specific details about the new boundaries. The page as of Friday afternoon had yet to be updated, but a message on the website said the boundary map will be live on Saturday.

“Additional information will follow in the coming weeks with regard to school orientation and transition activities,” Simon wrote in the letter.

Earlier this year, the board of education as part of an effort to address West Islip’s declining elementary student population and to bring the school district in line with the state’s tax levy cap.

At the start of the current budget formation process for the 2012-13 school year, school officials said the district was approximately $6 million over the cap.

Wendy Regan May 04, 2012 at 05:10 PM
Ok, Debra
Wendy Regan May 04, 2012 at 05:19 PM
Kerry, did you also read the sentence in the 'Top 10' article that said that no one in WI voted for him? That's right, no votes for him to be on WI's Top 10 list. Patch selected him and they say so in the article. Kerry did you also notice that the words in quotation marks being used in his popup advertising is not a direct quote from the article?
Walter Isaacs May 05, 2012 at 12:34 AM
@Wendy,I do not think the CSA would appoint me as their spokesperson. Mr. Montes has chosen not to address the questions, but we know he has read them. While I do not speak crackpot, I can translate for the CSA. http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/52051ec56f/airplane-oh-stewardess-i-speak-jive-from-dirttron They believe that "big government and the UN New World Order" Are out to control you. They cite the tax increases from "Chairman Obama" (most people have seen decreases). They cite health care reform rammed down the throats of Americans (passed into law by a congress elected by the people.) They have these notions that the government is taking away their guns and on and on. Usually, the facts directly contradict their slogans. But they watch FOX as their sole source and they are misinformed, seems as though by design. Great read here http://www.salon.com/2012/04/10/foxs_misinformation_effect/ And they believe that all politics are local the only place the people have to vote for spending is the school budget. 75% of the budget is salary, it is labor intensive. Cut the budget means cut salary which means cut programs and services. Are you listening Rich?
Chris May 05, 2012 at 01:06 AM
I block all ads so I had to turn off my adblocker just to see what everyone was talking about. However I did find it amusing that the ad leads to that page, then from there leads to another, via links in the articles, and so on. For someone paying to get his "one" ad up, he sure is getting a lot of good press on this patch.
Rich May 05, 2012 at 10:48 PM
At least Mr. Montes should make the Top Ten List if he can help us get out of the mess the present BOE has gotten us into.

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