Central Islip, N.Y. – State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) was recognized by the Central Islip School District this past Saturday, April 28, 2012, for his efforts in securing $36.6 million in vital building aid in the 2012-13 State Budget, previously promised to the district.
Due to paperwork delays of a previous school district administration, the State Education Department had insisted Central Islip pay back almost $14 million in aid already received and spent, while also refusing to release approximately $28 million that Central Islip had expected going forward. Working closely with Superintendent Craig Carr, Assemblyman Phil Ramos (D- Central Islip), and Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senator Zeldin was able to secure an agreement to prevent this from happening.
On February 23, 2013, Senator Lee Zeldin (R-C I, Shirley) participated in an open forum at the Longwood Central School District's 9th Regional Legislative Breakfast co-sponsored by Eastern Suffolk BOCES. The discussion centered around education related issues on Long Island.
Senator Zeldin (2nd from left) is pictured with representatives from the South Country School District and Assemblyman Edward Hennessey.
Senator Zeldin Thanks Commissioner King for Visit, Remains Critical of Common Core Implementation
New York State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) just released the following statement after the conclusion of a meeting and tour with Commission John B. King, Jr. at John S. Hobart Elementary School in the William Floyd School District:
In 2010, the State Education Department secured Race to the Top Funding from the U.S. Department of Education. In exchange for $700 Million in funding, the state education department made various commitments related to educational standards, testing, a teacher evaluation system, and data collection.