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Rockville Centre letters to the editor
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Community is prominent in the descriptions above. The Rockville Centre community includes families with students in the public schools, families with students in non-public schools and families with no students in school — all of whom pay taxes to support our community and its public schools and deserve to have someone on the Board of Education looking out for the concerns of all the community members, and that person is Lynda Rubino.

Walter Josiah

Rockville Centre

Vote for Rubino

To the Editor:

We enthusiastically support Lynda Rubino for the Board of Education. We have known Lynda for many years and she is honest, hardworking, approachable and fully committed to our community.

We all want the best education for our children. Lynda will be able to bring a set of fresh eyes to the Board of Education as it embarks on implementing the school construction bond. The board has, for the first time in its history, proposed a school budget over $100 million. Lynda will bring fiscal transparency and accountability to the board.

She has many years of experience in analyzing budgets and negotiating contracts, which we will need in order to find a balance between fairness to district employees and also fairness to local taxpayers. Through her work as a CPA, Lynda will be able to clearly explain the annual budget numbers to the community to ensure that the district will be using our tax dollars wisely and more efficiently.

Lynda is committed to the continued excellence and success of Rockville Centre schools. She is committed to our children. She is committed to fiscal transparency and accountability. Please join us in voting for Lynda Rubino on Tuesday.

Chris and Bridget Kelly

Rockville Centre

Cast your vote for O’Shea

To the Editor:

I am writing to voice my support for my friend, Rockville Centre Public Schools Board of Education incumbent John O’Shea.

I have three children in our public schools. As a parent, and a taxpayer, I feel that John’s contributions and position on the board have led to improvements within our schools that have benefited all of the children in the district while continuing to be fiscally prudent with every aspect of the budget.


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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?

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