The Board of Education trustees met virtually to conduct official school district business.

The first order of business was the appointment of additional election inspectors for the processing of the June 9, 2020 school district Budget Vote and Election with no additional compensation. The trustees also approved a motion to authorize joint legal representation by the law firm of Ingerman Smith, LLP on behalf of the Smithtown Central School District, South Country Central School District and Three Village Central School District in an action against Suffolk School Employees Health Plan, et. Al, Suffolk County Supreme Court, Index No. 613601-2015.

During the Superintendent’s Report, Dr. Joseph Giani reminded the community that May 22 and May 26, originally intended as snow days, have been reallocated as “Social Emotional Days.”

Dr. Giani encouraged students and faculty to turn off their devices and to take time for social emotional activities. There will be no new assignments given and all faculty and staff will be offline. The remote learning site will continue to be open and available for social emotional activities, if families want to visit the site. He also reminded the community that Bellport High School graduation will be held on Thursday, June 25, with a rain date set for Friday, June 26.

There were no Trustee and Advisory Committee Reports, since these committees have not had the opportunity to meet. There were also no Board Consent Agenda items for discussion and approval for curriculum, business or personnel.

The trustees accepted a $500 donation from the Suffolk Association of School Business Officials for a deserving graduate in recognition of the District’s efforts to “advance the business of education.”

The last order of business on the agenda was the approval of the 2020-2021 Board Meeting Calendar. The trustees discussed whether the board would need additional meetings to address educational initiatives and to prepare for issues that could arise with the start of the school year during recovery from a pandemic. Ultimately, the board decided to approve the calendar with an amendment, which included an additional board meeting scheduled for Aug. 5, 2020, prior to the start of the school year.