Reader Feedback: B-BP Taxpayers List Budget as Top BOE Focus

A poll shows that district spend, and new revenue, should be top focus for the board of education.

With three newly-elected board members, one of which is serving as board vice president, the Bayport-Blue Point Board of Education has a full agenda this summer as it’s also hoping to hire on a new permanent school leader, and then a new curriculum assistant superintendent.

So Patch asked readers and district taxpayers what they think the BOE should be focusing on in the next school year given the ongoing budget concerns, developing a new teacher evaluation plan per state mandates and all the other challenges facing Long Island school districts.

It was a close poll result with budget and costs tagged as the top issue by 40 percent of residents. Second up was investigating ways to create new revenue, which grabbed 34% of the poll tally. Enhancing the curriculum was the choice for 20 percent of voters and improving communication with the community garnered just 4 percent of the vote.



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