The East Islip Union Free School District will hold a school budget and planning forum on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012. This community conversation with the District’s Board of Education will focus on topics related to the 2012-2013 budget as well as consideration for the years that follow.

All school districts across New York State are facing a tax levy cap this year, and need to establish a strong dialogue with their communities to navigate the ensuing difficulties in budget preparation. The Board will be seeking input from all members of the community to help establish the budget that will be adopted and submitted for approval on May 15, 2012.

East Islip’s Board of Education urges local residents to attend this very important meeting and share their views and opinions.

The 7 p.m. meeting is open to the public, and will take place at the district office at 1 Craig B. Gariepy Ave. in Islip Terrace, in the first-floor cafeteria of the former Early Childhood Center.