School Notebook: Budget Cuts, Energy Contracts and Proposed Busing Changes

A look at this past week's top stories from area schools.

Babylon Village

More than two-dozen members of Babylon High School's Science National Honor Society stopped by the school district’s Memorial Grade School recently to offer Heather Hosek's sixth-grade class advice on setting up data tables for an upcoming science project. Read the now on Babylon Village Patch.

Half Hollow Hills

The Half Hollow Hills Board of Education detailed its proposed reductions for the 2012-13 school year during a meeting this past Monday night at Signal Hill Elementary. The presentation came about after residents requested specifics on where the planned $6.8 million in cuts would come from. Read the now on Half Hollow Hills Patch.


In an opinion piece, Lindenhurst resident Denis Garbo discusses why the school district needs to stay within the New York state tax cap, and how the district could save money by re-evaluating its health care costs for educators. Read the now on Lindenhurst Patch.


When the Sachem East and North girls varsity teams warmed up prior to their League I match up recently, they weren’t sporting their usual warm-ups. Instead, they wore pink T-shirts in support of breast cancer awareness. Read the now on Sachem Patch.


Bayport-Blue Point’s Board of Education Tuesday voted to enter into an energy performance contract that is estimated to save the district more than $281,000, or 30 percent, on its annual energy costs. Read the now on Sayville-Bayport Patch.

West Islip

More middle school and high school students in West Islip could be walking to school beginning in September should voters approve a referendum changing the busing limits for youngsters in grades six through 12. Read the now on West Islip Patch.


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