Senator Lee Zeldin Recognized by Central Islip School District for Restoration of Vital Building Aid

Lee M. Zeldin

May 01, 2012

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.

Senator Zeldin (3rd from right) is pictured here with (from left to right): Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction Enrico Crocetti, Funded Grants Administrator Dr. Marie Holdsworth, School Board Member Monique McCray, School Board President Fred Philips, Assemblyman Ramos, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Carr, and Assistant Superintendent for Business Kevin Miller.