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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Common Core causes ire among Seaford parents
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There has been a “lot of frustration about the feasibility and functionality of how this was implemented [by the state],” said Seaford School Board President Brian Fagan. “It may have been phased in too quickly. We have the same frustrations as you,” he told residents, adding that the new standards also have a financial impact on the district.

Superintendent Brian Conboy’s report

An access road at Seaford Harbor School may finally be built, if the Nassau County Legislature agrees to set aside money from the 2013 Capital Budget for Nassau County. “Last week there were several trucks – landscapers and construction vehicles on that road and it caused a lot of traffic congestion,” said Superintendent Conboy. “This illustrates the kind of problem we have down there and have had for 50 years. A lot of calls were made and we heard from [state] Senator Charles Fuschillo, [Nassau] Legislator David Denenberg and [county public works superintendent] Mike Martino. We are hoping this is not pre-election lip service. Next week I am to meet with Nassau County to review plans for the road.”

Additionally Superintendent Conboy spoke about school taxes and property assessment and tax grievances. “This is a difficult, multi layered problem. We vote in May when we know nothing about assessment. There has been talk about legislation to change that and hopefully going forward we can know the assessment to help with the projected tax rate,” he said. Mr. Conboy suggested that residents use the website mynassauproperty.com to see what a homeowner’s property is assessed for. “Of all the things we need to be involved with, it is assessments.”

School finances

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