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School Notebook: Districts Focus on Budget Plans

A look at the top headlines from area school districts.

Babylon Village Patch

The one consensus among Babylon Village taxpayers, parents, teachers, administrators and the board of education is that budget cuts needed to meet the state mandated tax levy cap should not impact the educational experience for students. Read the story now on Babylon Village Patch.

Half Hollow Hills Patch

The Suffolk County Legislature is now looking to make Vanderbilt Parkway safer for drivers and pedestrians after numerous accidents have plagued the roadway. The most recent incident to garner community attention took place in November, when a student from Half Hollow Hills High School East was injured in a hit-and-run directly outside of the school while he attempted to cross the road. Read the story now on Half Hollow Hills Patch.

Lindenhurst Patch

At the Sixth Annual Legislative Breakfast in Lindenhurst, concerned residents, administrators and Board of Education members put local legislators on the hot seat. Read the story now on Lindenhurst Patch.

Patchogue Patch

A man was arrested Wednesday evening after a pursuit that morning led to a temporary lockout for Patchogue-Medford High School, Oregon Middle School and Tremont Elementary School. Read the story now on Patchogue Patch.

Sachem Patch

Following the agreement between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York State United Teachers regarding a new statewide evaluation system, John Heslin, president of the Sachem Central Teachers Association offered his assessment of the new measures. Read the story now on Sachem Patch.

Sayville-Bayport Patch

Bayport-Blue Point School Board Thursday suggested $1.1 million in reductions to its proposed $65.9 million budget for the 2012-2013 school year. Read the story now on Sayville-Bayport Patch.

West Islip Patch

With the West Islip School District set to close two elementary schools at the end of the current school year, the school district revealed the possible job losses as a result of the closure. Read the story now on West Islip Patch.

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