East Islip and Other Long Island Districts Deserve Their Fair Share!
Long Island's taxpayers send 17 percent of their earned income to Albany in the form of tax dollars, but we only get back about 12 percent of the state aid distributed to local school districts. It's a maddening set of circumstances, and with the new tax cap in place, it is hurting our schools and taxpayers.
We say it is time to stop penalizing Long Island, and to start funding our schools fairly. As a result, we have created an email campaign, endorsed by our Board of Education. Two letters are available for your use. The first encourages support for equitable funding for Long Island's school districts. The second encourages our representatives to advocate for more funding for East Islip.
To participate in the email campaign, please click on the individual letter
link below. From there, please complete the entry fields and hit “submit.”
Your “signed” letter will then automatically be sent respectively to Sen. Flanagan and/or Sen. Boyle, Sen. Zeldin and Assemblyman Garbarino.
Click here to send the EQUITABLE FUNDING letter to Sen. John Flanagan
Click here to send the MORE FUNDING FOR EAST ISLIP letter to our area legislators
You may also send personalized letters to the below representatives by copying the
text (and adding more) provided within the links and pasting them into an email from your
personal account. Email addresses are as follows:
For the EQUITABLE FUNDING letter
Second Senate District
Sen. John J. Flanagan
Chairman, Senate Committee on Education
For the MORE FUNDING letter
Third Senate District
Sen. Lee Zeldin
Fourth Senate District
Sen. Phil Boyle
Seventh Assembly District
Assemblyman Andrew Garbarino
Thank you for your participation in this important campaign.