Monday, May 30, 2016

Memorial Day, 2016, rain

In 2016, Memorial Day fell on May 30th, the date for Decoration Day for many decades prior to 1971. Unfortunately, a moderate rain swept through Seaford about 7 a. m. and caused the cancellation of the Washington Avenue parade.  I presume some ceremony was held at Seaford Middle School.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Some projected enrollments

On May 5, 2016, in a chart on school spending, Newsday reprinted the Estimated Enrollments for each school district in the coming September, as listed by the NYS Education Department. What follows is merely a selected comparison of enrollments for some of the school districts.

19,000 Brentwood, largest in Suffolk
17,028 Sewanaka incl. elem. districts
9,190 Valley Stream incl. elem. districts
7,899 Hempstead
7,897 Bellmore-Merrick incl. elem. districts
7,383 Levittown
7,277 Freeport
6,979 Massapequa
5,230 Hicksville
2,996 Wantagh
2,963 Plainedge
2,100 Locust Valley
1,976 West Hempstead
1,735 East Williston, Wheatley
1,603 Oyster Bay, East Norwich
1,375 Carle Place
1,190 East Rockaway

Seaford school budget passes, 1,197 to 432

Seaford's school budget passed in yesterday's voting, with 1,197 yes and 432 no votes. The total vote was 1.629, which is about 200 voters fewer than in 2015. Incumbents Janice Baldwin and Bruce Kahn, unopposed, won another three years on the Board of Trustees.
At the Harbor school a different entrance and voting room was used.  Signs directed voters to the rear parking lot and a doorway to an east-west corridor, then west along the corridor to the half-gym, where the voting personnel and equipment were.  We filled in ovals and used one large sheet of paper per voter. The old lever machines (used as recently as 2014?) did not consume paper, but apparently they are no longer stored and maintained by the Nassau County Board of Elections.