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Superintendent's Corner


Spring 2017

Dear Parents and Community Members,

There is an old saying “time flies when you are having fun!” If that is true then we must be having a great time in the Port Jefferson School District because we have less than two months left in the 2016-17 school year!  It seems like only yesterday that I began my tenure here in Port Jeff.

Although the year is getting closer to its conclusion, there is much to do before the end of June. Our annual budget vote and board of education election is May 16th. We have developed a proposed budget for voter approval that: does not exceed our property tax levy cap; that supports the needs of all of our students so they could achieve their personal best; and that is sensitive to our residents. In addition, there is a second proposition to use our capital reserves to address some necessary renovations to our school facilities. This proposition does not represent new spending but rather is asking for our residents’ “permission” to use the funds that already exist in our capital reserve account. Lastly, residents will be asked to select trustees for two board of education seats.

Speaking of the board of education, I would like to take this opportunity to recognize Trustee Robert Ramus for his years of service on our Board. Trustee Ramus’ term is ending and he has decided to not to seek another term. He has always kept our students as the priority in his decisions. Thank you Trustee Ramus for your contributions to our students and our school-community.

Our students continue to achieve so many amazing accomplishments with the support of our teachers, staff, administrators and parents. A sampling of these feats are included in the Spring 2017 edition of The Horizon which has been mailed home to residents.

Thank you for your continued support of the Port Jefferson School District and our wonderful students.

Paul Casciano, Ed.D.

Saturday, May 27, 2017