On behalf of myself, the Board of Education and the entire Bellmore-Merrick educational community, we would like to thank the residents who participated in the 2018-19 budget vote and trustee election.

We appreciate your support every day, but especially today as the district’s budget passed by a vote of 3,333 to 2,066. Additionally, we appreciate the approval of Proposition No. 2, which passed by a vote of 3,741 to 1,600. This allows the district to expend money from the capital reserve fund.

Congratulations to Board of Education members who were elected or re-elected.

As always, our staff will continue to strive for excellence both inside and outside of the classroom to help our students enrich, expand and enhance their educational experience and opportunities.