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Unofficial Vote Puts Nesconset Elementary on Chopping Block

In an unofficial Citizens Advisory Committee vote, Nesconset Elementary and the Princeton Plan would be eliminated.

Unofficial Vote Puts Nesconset Elementary on Chopping Block Unofficial Vote Puts Nesconset Elementary on Chopping Block

An unofficial vote by the Citizens Advisory Committee for the Smithtown Central School District resulted in a decision to close Nesconset Elementary and eliminate the Princeton Plan, a plan to group students in schools by grade and not by neighborhood, according to a Times Beacon Record report.

To close the budget gap for the upcoming school year, the committee looked at all nine elementary schools in the district, eliminating seven from possible closing leaving two schools – Nesconset Elementary and Mills Pond Elementary.

, showing up at public school board meetings en masse, wearing the school colors.

Nesconset Elementary parents are no strangers to public displays to urge the district to keep the school open, dating back to the , where three elementary schools were discussed for possible closure – Nesconset Elementary, Branch Brook Elementary and Dogwood Elementary.

The during the Feb. 8 regular meeting.

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