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Thank you
Voters in the East Rockaway Union Free School District approved the 2015-2016 proposed budget of $37,994,804 by a vote of 515 to 198.
Proposition 2 on the ballot, authorizing the District to expend $200,000 from the Capital Reserve Fund for building improvements passed by a vote of 466 to 137. 
Proposition 3 on the ballot, authorizing the District to expend $200,000 from the Technology Reserve Fund to implement a 1:1 tablet initiative as well as various technology and computer lab upgrades passed by a vote of  465 to 151. 
Incumbent John Giannotti, Jr., who ran unopposed, was re-elected to a three-year term with 541 votes.
The East Rockaway Board of Education and District Administration would like to thank all members of the community for their support. 

District Conducting Stakeholder Surveys to Support Strategic Planning Process
Public education is changing as workplace needs and community aspirations are evolving. To align ourselves with these outcomes associated with these changes, the East Rockaway UFSD has embarked upon a strategic planning process for our district. School district personnel have joined with community members in a steering committee that will explore best practices, review data, and delve deeply into what the community’s goals are for its public schools. 
To date, the committee has surveyed itself and the East Rockaway staff. Now, we are asking the parent community and all other residents of the district to share their thoughts in a special survey that will only take a few minutes of time to complete. The responses of all who are surveyed will remain anonymous. 
This important data will be used to guide the steering team’s work, which will ultimately result in a written plan to carefully evolve our district over time. Can we ask for your participation? 
Please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZYSN35P to take the survey, and thanks for sharing your thoughts!
The East Rockaway Jr./Sr. High School Music department held its annual spring concert last night to a full, supportive audience of parents and community members.
On Wednesday, May 13th, East Rockaway Jr./Sr. High School held its annual National Honor Society Induction ceremony to recognize both returning and new members.
Twelve students from East Rockaway's middle school participated in the annual Long Island Science Congress.
Centre Avenue School's Science Fair exhibits our 6th graders knowledge of the Scientific Method.
Children's book author and illustrator, Peter Catalanotto recently visited the students of Centre Avenue School.
Julian Palma and Daniella Pedi have been chose as NYS AHPERD Outstanding Physical Education Students.
May 11-15 is Allergy Awareness Week at Rhame Avenue School.
Carly Kane and CJ Peknic have been chosen as Outstanding Physical Education Students.
CAPS presented a workshop to 3rd graders on how to avoid bullies and bullying.