April 12, 2018
Dear Valley Stream District 30 Families and School Community:
Lights On for Education will be held on Thursday, April 26st at Memorial Junior High School from 7:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. The annual Lights On for Education program features student work from all of the Valley Stream schools. This year’s theme is ‘Light the Path through Vision & Exploration’.
Voter registration is scheduled for Tuesday, May 8, 2018. You may register from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with the school secretary in the main office of each building on that day or, if more convenient, you may register after school hours from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A registration clerk will be in each building to handle registrations during the after-school hours on May 8th. In addition, open registration will continue to be conducted through May 8th from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the office of the District Clerk, at the Administration Offices, 175 North Central Avenue, Valley Stream, New York.
The Board of Education will adopt the proposed budget for 2018-19 at its next Board of Education meeting on April 17th. The total proposed budget maintains all student programs, is aligned to the District’s Strategic Plan and is below the District’s tax levy cap. Our budget-to-budget increase is one of the lowest in Nassau County at 1.9%. Please view the budget video at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qSUpag5WZbjYuC4EVodOv1I7HTeaC5x5/view.
The Budget Hearing is scheduled for Monday, May 7th at 7:00 p.m. at Shaw Avenue School. The annual School Budget Vote is Tuesday, May 15th from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. As always, we encourage all residents to register to vote and exercise their right to vote.
We believe we have been fiscally prudent in our budget development and, at the same time, have put students first. I thank everyone for their ongoing support and their investment in our children’s future.
Nicholas A. Stirling, Ph.D.
Superintendent of Schools