It was an abbreviated agenda for trustees who attended the virtually broadcasted June 18, 2020 Board of Education meeting, the last business meeting of the school year.

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Joseph Giani began by thanking the community for a successful school budget vote during an unusual year of voting. The budget was approved 2,210 (Yes) to 1,086 (No), and more than 3,000 ballots were received. Dr. Giani also took the opportunity to thank District Clerk Christine Flynn, whose counting of ballots and preparation for the election was, as he described, “organized, well-run and meticulous.” Dr. Giani also welcomed Gena Ancona to the Board of Education and welcomed back former trustee Cheryl A. Felice who received 2,264 and 2,343 votes, respectively.

Board President E. Anne Hayes also thanked the community for their approval of the 2020-2021school budget and their “recognition of the importance of public education.” She also thanked the trustees and administrators who prepared and gave guidance to the process of crafting a spending plan.

The Board of Education trustees then unanimously accepted the results of the budget.

In other business, the trustees accepted a memorandum of agreement with the Bellport Teachers’ Association and South Country Administrators’ Association. Additionally, the trustees approved an RFP for van transportation services.

The reorganizational meeting of the Board of Education will be held virtually on July1.