3/15/24: Closure of the Budget Inn Motel by Berner Middle School

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.