The Board of Education

  • The Board of Education consists of five members, each elected by the registered voters of the Massapequa Union Free School District, Town of Oyster Bay, for three-year terms, serving without pay. The Board, representing the residents of the District, is the legislative and policy-making body responsible for all regulations governing public education within District schools. The Board of Education delegates the overall management of these policies to the Superintendent of Schools as its Chief Executive Officer. The Superintendent may, in turn, further delegate authority to the administrative staff, to faculty members, and to students.

    BOARD OF EDUCATION GOALS 2023-2024


BOE Announcements

  • 4/19/24: Opposition to NYS Zero-Emission Bus Mandate Letter

    Letter sent to the members of the New York State Legislature advising that the Massapequa School Board opposes the New York Zero-Emission Bus Mandate.

    Opposition to NYS Zero-Emission Bus Mandate


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  • 4/19/24: Opposition to NYS Assembly Bill Related to Monitoring Wyandanch School District Letter

    Letter sent to the members of the New York State Legislature advising that the Massapequa School Board is in strong opposition to Assembly Bill A9737 and A9817 which threaten the autonomy of the Wyandanch School District's Board of Education.

    Opposition to NYS Bill Related to Wyandanch Monitoring


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  • 4/5/24: Opposition to NYS Faith-Base Affordable Housing Act Letter

    Letter sent to the members of the New York State Legislature advising that the Massapequa School Board opposes the New York State Faith-Based Affordable Housing Act, Assembly Bill A.8386 Senate Bill S7791.

    Opposition to NYS Faith-Base Affordable Housing Act Letter


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  • 3/15/24: Statement from the Massapequa Board of Education and Superintendent of Schools, Dr. William Brennan

    On behalf of our entire community, the Board of Education and superintendent would like to extend our sincere gratitude to Supervisor Saladino and the Town of Oyster Bay, and Commissioner Ryder and the Nassau County Police Department, for their collaborative efforts in addressing the ongoing safety concerns posed by the Budget Inn Motel located in close proximity to Berner Middle School. For several years, the motel has been a site of frequent police activity, often associated with suspicious activities. Such activities have no place in the vicinity of our schools, and we have consistently advocated for measures to address these concerns.

    We remain committed to ensuring a safe and secure environment for all members of our school community, and we appreciate the support and partnership of the Nassau County Police Department and our local leaders in achieving this goal.


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  • 10/23/23: School Board Recognition Week

    Massapequa students thank Board of Education trustees for their dedication during National School Board Recognition Week.


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  • 09/22/23: Mascot Community Letter Follow-up

    Dear Massapequa School Community,

    As we promised our community in June when we adopted a resolution in accordance with the New York State Education Department’s directive regarding prohibitive mascots and imagery, it was our intention to retain the right to challenge the decision through litigation. Through the official filing of our lawsuit, we have kept that promise.

    It is our hope that we can share the true Massapequa story. The Chief is more than a logo to our schools and community. It is our history and our heritage. When we speak of the Massapequa “Chief,” we do so with pride and respect. As a Board, we are united in our efforts to stand up for our community and years of tradition. We thank the Massapequa community for their support as we navigate this process.

    As we say in Massapequa, “Once a Chief, Always a Chief.”

    Sincerely,
    The Massapequa Board of Education


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  • 6/23/23: Mascot Community Letter

    In compliance with the State directive, we passed a resolution by the deadline with a plan and the first step of our plan is to litigate to maintain the name and/or imagery. Pending the outcome of our litigation, we will enter the next phase of our plan.

    6/23/23 Mascot Community Letter

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BOE PUBLIC MEETINGS

  • The Board of Education generally holds two business meetings per month, normally scheduled on the first and third Thursday of each month in the Board Room, Administrative Wing of Massapequa High School, except as noted on the calendar. Meetings are called to order at 7:00 PM, at which time the Board enters executive session for the purpose of discussing specific personnel, negotiations and/or contractual items. The public session begins at approximately 8:00 PM. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend and participate in all regular meetings of the Board of Education. Residents’ input and questions will be addressed within reasonable time frames and procedures as set by the Board of Education.

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BOE MEETING AGENDAS

  • Available to the public, advanced copies of BOE meeting agendas also include changes in the date, time, and/or location of Board meetings. Copies can also be obtained by contacting the Superintendent’s Office at (516) 308-5002 the Monday preceding a meeting.

    VIEW MEETING AGENDAS


BOE COMMITTEES

  • The Massapequa Board of Education cordially extends an invitation to all community members who would like to serve on the Board's advisory committees. These committees provide valuable information and guidance to the Board which assists in goal setting and planning. If you would like to serve on one of these committees or would like further information, please contact the District Clerk, Anne Marie Bellizzi at (516) 308-5001.

    BOE Committees: AUDIT COMMITTEE, BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE, BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS COMMITTEE, STUDENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE

    INFORMATION ON BOE COMMITTEES

BOE Members

BOE Members

  • Kerry Wachter
    President

    Jeanine Caramore
    Vice President

    Cher Lepre
    Secretary

    Christopher Brooks
    Trustee

    Danielle Ocuto
    Trustee


Contact the BOE

  • To contact the Board of Education, please email the BOE at boe@msd.k12.ny.us.

    Correspondence will be distributed to the BOE members, District Clerk, and Superintendent of Schools.  

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District Clerk & Treasurer

  • District Clerk
    Anne Marie Bellizzi

    Massapequa Public Schools
    4925 Merrick Road
    Massapequa, New York 11758
    (516) 308-5001
    abellizzi@msd.k12.ny.us


    District Treasurer Office
    Massapequa Public Schools
    4925 Merrick Road
    Massapequa, New York 11758
    (516) 308-5000


BOE Public Documents 2022-2023


BOE Calendar