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In addition to being experienced, thoughtful and conservative when it comes to budget matters, John has a broader vision and has good judgment and valuable insights when it comes to non-budget issues — issues that impact the quality of education and the overall school experience (sports, arts, music, etc.) that the children in our community receive.

It is important to remember that the school board makes many meaningful decisions besides proposing a budget. I’ve attended a number of school board meetings over the last few years and John has been a voice of reason in the numerous vital issues that have come before the board.

In my view, a singular focus on the size of the school budget is too narrow and threatens to cause a serious deterioration in the quality of our public schools. And when that happens, other bad things follow, as can be witnessed in other Long Island communities whose schools have fallen behind. John is the most qualified candidate to advance the interests of the entire community as a member of the school board and I urge residents to vote for him on Tuesday.

Tony Colletta

Rockville Centre

Support O’Shea

To the Editor:

I support John O’Shea’s re-election to a second term on the Board of Education. He has been highly effective and excels at juggling the educational integrity while maintaining fiscal responsibility. I have witnessed John’s dedication to our district over many years. He has been an extremely valuable board member who has taken a leadership role in initiating ways to save money. I ask for you to join me in electing him for three more years.

John is an intelligent, sincere and approachable man who works diligently for our community and really has our kids’ best interest at heart. He is well versed on the scope of the district’s challenges and is more than willing to address the concerns of all residents.

I support John because it is paramount to him to lower costs while preserving the integrity of the superior educational and extracurricular programs offered to our children. In fact, eliminating waste was the platform of his first term and I applaud his success.


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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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