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We live in a town where a home recently sold for $690,000. The school taxes on that home are $16,654.93. Those are just the school taxes — not inclusive of the general county or the village taxes. And this is not an atypical example. We have to worry about the future of our community and whether it is sustainable to constantly raise school taxes wholly disproportionate to the cost of living, while pricing our next generation out of the housing market. We want our kids to have the best education, but we also acknowledge there is much waste in the system. We need Lynda Rubino now more than ever.

She is most qualified — she is a hard worker, she is knowledgeable about current school board issues and she has a clear vision for the future of our children. Please join me in voting for Lynda. Our community wants change and our children deserve better!

Rose Palmer

Rockville Centre

Cast ballot for Rubino

To the Editor:

I am writing to support Lynda Rubino for the Board of Education.

Her qualifications are excellent — in fact no one seems to dispute them. There seems to be hysteria among numerous residents, specifically parents of public school students, regarding Lynda’s decision to run.

References have been made to the situation in Lawrence. It would be interesting to hear what they actually mean, but I believe it has to do with the election of school board members who do not have children in the public schools.

While on the surface it may seem like a credible argument, it really shows a lack of understanding of the role of the school board and superintendent. On the other hand they may feel that Lynda is somehow outside the RVC “mainstream,” but then again much of RVC can be considered outside the “mainstream.”

According to the Center for Public Education, the role of the school board is to be the critical public link to the public schools, incorporate its community’s view of what students should know and be able to do. Finally, school boards are the education watchdogs for their community, ensuring that students get the best education for the tax dollars spent.


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RVC has pretty junky schools, no IPAD program, no real program for gifted kids etc. The majority of that budget is going towards, teachers salaries, pensions, medical, step increases, insurance costs, fuel etc.

Yet the PTA expects you to believe the lies it is for the kids. It is to pay the rich teachers benefits and even worse most of the money is going towards adminstrators and retiree benefits not even your kids teacher.

Vote No against this budget. The PTA should have allowed a representative of folks in RVC with no kids in school district to also comment.

Funny how the vote is on a school day when are parking spots are filled by parents and teachers so the folks with no kids who want to vote cant get a spot. Funny how no internet or write in votes so the elderly can vote.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 | Report this

The above post has some merit-The elderly are not considered except by Ms. Rubino and by the senior Bill Victor (myself) who is running against two incumbents who do not even return phone calls when citizens have suggestions or questions and they have OKd a salary of over $127,000 including an increase but not including perks for a Director of a small backward in technology library serving a small community -and closing Sundays after the summer in order to pay an inflated Director;'s salary and a very non transparent library government. I suggest you vote for change with Bill Victor (that is me aka William Victor on the ballot) who is first on your ballot in today's election, a lifetime resident who has practiced law in NY and other states to help taxpayers and all clients( young and old ) with consideration fairly for their economic means in NY and federal jurisdictions as lawyer , teacher , professor and part time arbitrator for decades. In any event the only way you can effect betterment and change is to vote today at the South Side High School before the poll closes at 9PM. The first step is having read this post for which I thank you. Bill Victor

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 | Report this

When have the School PTAs ever opposed the proposed budget?

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 | Report this
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