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Rockville Centre letters to the editor
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Among his many strong assets, over the past three years as trustee, John has been a fiscal conservative and has primarily focused on listening to, and representing, the community taxpayers. He has brought a voice of reason, candor and passion for achieving the highest possible level of education for each student.

With the economic challenges we face in the midst of rising costs and declining economic conditions, we must re-elect John O’Shea to continue his dedication to the board and to our community.

While most of us have not attended or participated in budget workshop meetings, by re-electing John, we can rest assured we are being represented by a devoted man who is experienced in all aspects of budgeting, negotiating and planning, as it specifically relates to a multi-million dollar school district budget.

I urge you to vote on Tuesday for incumbent John O’Shea. He is our voice in our shared responsibility that values the strong and vibrant public education system in Rockville Centre.

Kim Lanzillotta

Rockville Centre

O’Shea for school board

To the Editor:

If you have or had children attend Rockville Centre schools, or if you care about maintaining our school district as one of the best in New York State, I urge you to re-elect John O’Shea to the Rockville Centre Board of Education.

I’ve known John and his family for more than 15 years, and he is a man of integrity, good judgment, business sense and strong values. Through his service on the school board for the last three years and as an owner of his own small business in town, John understands the need to prudently manage the school district’s budget.

At the same time he is practical-minded about the value of a strong public school system and the impact it has not only on our property values, but also on the lives of so many children in our community through their academic development and through providing them with opportunities to participate in, and often excel at, sports, arts and music.

John has served the community well over the last three years and has been creative in finding ways to save money and spend budgeted dollars wisely. The current budget, like last year’s, came in below the 2 percent cap.


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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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