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Board of Education to Vote on School Closing Tuesday

Vote could seal the fate of Nesconset Elementary.

After months of meetings and hearings, the Board of Education for the is expected to make its decision Tuesday on what school, if any, to close in the upcoming school year.

The vote will take place at the board meeting in the Joseph Barton Building on New York Avenue at 8 p.m.

The Citizens Advisory Committee voted to . There were 21 voting members at the meeting, with 17 members voting for the closing of , and four in favor of closing Mills Pond Elementary. However that vote was incomplete as seven absentee votes were remaining.

The final voting numbers, as stated in the committee's presentation during the Feb. 15 public hearing at Nesaquake Middle School, showed 21 voting members were in favor of closing Nesconset Elementary, with six voting members in favor of closing Mills Pond Elementary. 

According to the committee's final report, closing Nesconset Elementary would save the district an estimated $960,000.

The full 239 page report is available on the district website.

Nesconset Elementary has been the focus of a possible closing . The plan would group students into schools by grade and not by neighborhood.

Argile February 27, 2012 at 09:36 PM
Key words: "Save the district" not "Save the taxpayers." Your school taxes will still be going up. Mine have already. By another 5%.
Hammer February 28, 2012 at 12:23 AM
I thought you were moving to fantasyland?

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