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Jun25

This Struggle Is A Foretaste Of Things To Come

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The red PhoneThe phones at Elmont Online have not stopped ringing since passage of the Elmont School Budget.  Some residents like Tudor Manor Civic Association President and community leader Joyce Stowe said “I am sending this message of Congrats to the people of Elmont in pushing through this vote--you included [Aubrey Phillips]!  This struggle is a foretaste of things to come!”

Other community leaders like Patrick Nicolosi of the East End Civic Association expressed some bewilderment.  In a Facebook post Mr. Nicolosi said “Of all the 124 school districts Elmont had the highest tax increase. It's not a great day for Elmont it's a sad day for those who can't afford the burden. We are still losing our young educated students to lower taxing states.

Last Updated ( Monday, 25 June 2012 15:11 )
 
Jun17

Vote for Public Education

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TUESDAY, JUNE 19 is an important day in Elmont.  From 6 am to 9 pm, registered voters will have the opportunity to vote on the revised Elmont Elementary School District Budget for 2012-2013.  Should the revised Budget fail, an even worse restrictive Contingency Budget will be imposed for the coming school year.  Your vote must be cast for continued good education in the Elmont Elementary School District. Take your neighbor to the polls with you and  Vote YES on TUESDAY, JUNE 19TH.

Livingston Chrichlow
Homeowner, Civic Leader

 
Jun01

Vote Yes On June 19

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pmeagwaliDear Community Members;

I am writing this letter for two very important reasons. First, thank you for reelecting me to the Elmont School Board. It is an honor and privilege to serve our community.

Secondly, as a resident and parent of children in the Elmont School District, I respectfully urge you vote "yes" to pass the Elmont School budget scheduled for a revote on June 19, 2012.

Much was made of the fact that the tax rate exceeded the state mandated Tax Cap of 2%. But what pleased me most was the majority community support of the modest 2.8% increase. The voting Elmont community supported our schools and a budget which the Board and Superintendent worked very hard to ensure was both educationally and fiscally sound.

Last Updated ( Friday, 01 June 2012 03:15 )
 
May24

Elmont Chamber and Community Events

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Belmont StakesSaturday June 2nd
Elmont’s Belmont Stakes Parade: Assembly at 9:30 AM in the South Parking lot at Belmont Park. Step-off will be at 10:00 AM. The Parade will proceed down Hempstead Turnpike to the Alva T. Stanforth Sports Complex next to the Elmont Memorial Library. Participants include Fire Departments, Police Department, Schools, Civic Associations, Veteran Groups, Churches, Children’s Sports Groups, Charitable Organizations, Businesses, and other Community Groups, featuring Marching Bands, the Belmont Starting Gate, and Sam the Bugler.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 24 May 2012 06:30 )
 
May23

Elmont Memorial High School Wins Big at Future Business Leaders of America State Conference

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fbla475The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) allows high school students the opportunity to expand their leadership skills, demonstrate their competitive spirit and receive recognition for their achievements and community service. The FBLA New York State Annual Conference was held this April in Rochester, New York. Members spend months preparing to compete at the State Leadership Conference.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 23 May 2012 09:25 )
 
May16

What a Demockery - EUFSD Budget Fails

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Elmont votes to affirm Public Education but Albany Demockery smuthers the will of the voting community.

Last Friday (May 11) I received a call from an Elmont Memorial High School parent asking me to support the school by purchasing plants sold by the PTSA.  I did but with public education funding targeted for cuts by “friendly” Albany Republicans can Elmont parents make up the revenue short falls with bake sales and art auctions?

So, how many PTSA Bake Sales will make up the short fall?  How many Martins 3-on-3 Basketballs Tournaments photos will fill the funding gap?  How many Programs like District Wide Music Festival, Jazz Masters, Model UN and Operation Success are in danger?  Will the Elmont Soccer Club, GYO, Elmont Cardinals have to pay for the use of fields and classrooms?

Then there is sequestration - “Because Congress failed to identify the $1.2 trillion in budgetary savings” mandatory automatic cuts to the federal budget will take effect on January 2, 2013.  According to a National PTA memo “…sequestration would devastate state and local budgets, halting delivery of vital educational services to our most in-need students.

In Elmont almost 57% (1226 of 2163) of the voting community affirmed their deep and sacrificial commitment to funding public education yet, the budget failed.  Parents, school administrators and true public school advocates are scratching their heads this morning.  And it is not over, sequestration in on the horizon and that could lead to further mid-year cuts.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 16 May 2012 15:12 )
 
May15

Your .6 Vote is Needed More Than Ever

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Elmont Jazz Masters performing for parents and Jazz Great Roy Haynes at Gotham Ave. School.

Inspiring Students

Today, Elmont residents have a chance to affirm one of its core values - public education. Vote yes today for Jazz Masters and Model UN.  Vote yes today for District Wide Music Festival and Operation Success.  Vote yes today for administrators like Al and Ralph and John and Amy and Mr. A.  Vote yes beacuse our teachers are inspiration to our children.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 15 May 2012 06:53 )
 
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