The argument has been heard in Plainview's schools for years:
The Mattlin/JFK side of town (the east side) gets special treatment over the Plainview-Old Bethpage/western side of town.
This week on the Plainview Patch Facebook page, a reader argues that the kids at were not being treated fairly with regard to 8th Grade Dance. The event, the reader says, has been downgraded. You can read the post here.
The bigger debate has been around ever since the "new" high school, , opened in the 1960s. JFK and Mattlin were and the community's somewhat more affluent tended to live in and around Manetto Hill and the Washington Avenue corridor.
It's a big generalization, and may not hold up to scrutiny, but the impression lingers.
School district officials and school board members have heard the arguments for years and have denied any preferential treatment.
This is a chance to sound off in our poll and comments. Let's keep the responses civil and on point. Perhaps we can find some common ground on an issue that we have lived with in Plainview for years.