Weigh in on New School Board Policy

We know Massapequa is going to have a new school board member. How should that affect policy.

With the deadline passing Monday to enter the race for two seats on the Massapequa School board, we know that there will be a change.

With the retirement of incumbent Thomas Caltabiano, there will be at least one new school board member when the next term begins.

We know that change is in the air, but we want to know how much change you want.

Should the new member push for change or follow established policy? 

Take our poll below, and let us know your thoughts in the comment section.



Broke tax payer April 19, 2012 at 09:34 PM
I personally know Joe Labella (Big Joe). I am situated in one of the poorest districts in PA. In my district there have been many flawed decisions that impact the students because of poor financial decisions. For one thing there are two schools, in one district, and in one county. So with that said most of the tax payers’ funds go to the county seat school. “Big Joe Labella would not let this happen in your school districts....” This is very unfair to the students because lack of funds mean fewer activities the other school can provide to their students. Not only that, they have let go teachers also. That is the biggest impact. I want you all to picture foster care children. They go though many families, but what they do have is constant people in their life, their teachers. Take that away and they most likely will not truly connect with people again. Big Joe again would fight for this not to happen. Joe Labella is a visionary with a strong sense of ambition for what he believes in. Not only is Joe a very smart person, he is a hard worker (NOT LAZY). He would serve your community proudly and bring prosperity. Vote Big Joe!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jon May 05, 2012 at 11:38 PM
We need to show respect to our children's teachers. Bring back the teachers and the classes that have been cut. Work to change laws that require us to fund books and transportation to private schools, limit ADA so that special ed is not king.
ltrn May 08, 2012 at 01:15 PM
Jon, do you realize that the people who send their children to private schools are still paying their property and school taxes to their local district. It SAVES the school distric money. Bus transportation and books for private school students are NOT the problem.
Jon May 08, 2012 at 09:55 PM
If one makes the informed financial decision to send their child to private school. (Their free choice) one has already decided to pay more. If it is a problem you go to public school.
ltrn May 09, 2012 at 01:23 PM
We are willingly paying more for our kids to go to privates school while still paying our school taxes - so you think that means we have also volunteered to get NOTHING for our tax dollars? Really?


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