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"Air Quality Alert" ...Air quality alert in effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Thursday... The New York state department of environmental conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties... Nassau and Suffolk In effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Thursday. Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for the pollutant of ground level ozone . The air quality index, or aqi, was created as an easy way to correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higher the aqi value, the greater the health concern. When pollution levels are elevated, the New York state department of health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of elevated levels of pollutants include the very Young, and those with preexisting respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease. Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal physician. For additional information, please visit the New York state department of environmental conservation website at, https://on.NY.Gov/nyaqi, or call the air quality hotline at 800-535-1345. 335 PM EDT Wed Aug 15 2018 ...Air quality alert in effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Thursday... The New York state department of environmental conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties... Nassau and Suffolk In effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Thursday. Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for the pollutant of ground level ozone . The air quality index, or aqi, was created as an easy way to correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higher the aqi value, the greater the health concern. When pollution levels are elevated, the New York state department of health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of elevated levels of pollutants include the very Young, and those with preexisting respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease. Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal physician. For additional information, please visit the New York state department of environmental conservation website at, https://on.NY.Gov/nyaqi, or call the air quality hotline at 800-535-1345. -- Wednesday Aug.15 18,06:34 PM

William Floyd BOE Members Visit Albany to Advocate on Behalf Students & Community

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Topics included state aid and high-needs districts receiving their fair share.

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William Floyd Board of Education Trustees (l-r) April Coppola, Robert Vecchio and Lorraine Mentz are pictured in front of the NYS Capitol Building, the seat of New York State government.

Photo by: William Floyd School District

Albany, NY - February 14, 2018 - Board of Education President Robert Vecchio along with fellow trustees April Coppola and Lorraine Mentz recently traveled to the state capital in Albany for the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA) Capital Conference, a yearly gathering for school board members who come together to discuss their legislative priorities and advocate elected officials on behalf of their districts. Such topics included state aid and high-needs districts such as William Floyd receiving its fair share, unfunded mandates and the importance of maintaining local control over districts by their duly elected school boards. President Vecchio and Trustees Coppola and Mentz had the opportunity to meet with members of the Long Island delegation in both the Senate and Assembly including Senator Tom Croci, Senator Phil Boyle, Assemblyman Dean Murray and Assemblyman Fred Thiele.
 
“We were proud to represent William Floyd at this statewide advocacy event,” said Mr. Vecchio. “It’s critically important that we continue the conversations with our state officials and advocate for all children in our community and even in New York State regardless of their zip code.”
 
Budget season is in full swing with the first Budget Advisory meeting taking place tonight at 7:30 pm in the William Floyd High School library followed immediately by the regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting at 8 pm. Additional Budget Advisory meeting dates are: Tuesday, March 6, 2018, and Tuesday, March 20, 2018. The budget adoption will take place on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 7:15 pm; and the annual budget hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 7:15 pm. All meetings will take place in the William Floyd High School library.