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Board of Education Appoints New Member

Chris Alcure fills the seat vacated in November by Scott Martella.

The Board of Education appointed a new member Tuesday night, bringing the board back to seven members following the .

Chris Alcure, a Citizens Advisory Committee and PTA member, was sworn in by District Clerk Maureen O’Connor at Tuesday's . Alcure’s term officially began Tuesday and the term will expire at the end of the present school year.

Alcure said he wants to have a role in making the important decisions facing the district, including the possible closing of a school and the budget.

“There’s a lot of important decisions … and I want to be a part of the board to make these decisions,” he said. “Sitting in the audience I can’t do that.”

Martella, the former board vice president for the Smithtown Central School District, announced his resignation Nov. 8. .

Sam December 20, 2011 at 02:55 PM
Chris Alcure is a good person who led the charge against closing BB last year. Hopefully, he will retain his independence and continue to insist on transparency from the administration and board. Unfortunately, once someone joins the insider ranks, they lose their perspective because they are vested in protecting the status quo. Chris, please don't let us down. Ask the hard questions and represent the people.
Concerned CAC December 23, 2011 at 03:34 AM
Chris Alcure did a great job defending the Branch Brook closing last year and was an active participant as a school representative on the Citizens Advisory Committee. He will challenge the status quo and will be a community advocate in trying to preserve the best school district on Long Island. Chris is the right person for the job. He will not let us down.

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