After six years on the Board of Education for the Smithtown Central School District, Robert Rossi sat for the final time as president of the board Tuesday night.
Rossi, , was presented an award for his years of service by .
“It’s an honor to be here on this board, to serve the community, to serve the students – I love the students, I have a great admiration for them, I want to see nothing but the best for them. I think that this is a great place, it’s not easy work but I thought it was rewarding work,” Rossi said after the meeting.
Despite losing to Plourde, Rossi said he wishes her and fellow board newcomer Joanne McEnroy the best.
“I enjoyed my time here, but after six years and putting in all the work I did I wish the new board members the best, I really hope that they get out of it what I got out of it, and I’m sure they’re going to put into it a lot,” he said. “I think they are good community people and I think that they will do a terrific job.”
Rossi said now that he isn’t on the board he intends to spend time with his family and visit his son, a former graduate of the Smithtown public school system who lives in Branson, Mo.