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Smithtown school-closing vote looms
A committee that will recommend closing a Smithtown school could vote tonight on that question and other potential cost-saving measures.
The citizens advisory committee on instruction and housing voted unofficially last month to recommend closing Nesconset Elementary School. The committee will take a final vote either tonight or Jan. 12, director of curriculum Jennifer Bradshaw said Wednesday.
The committee meets at 7 tonight at the school district’s offices at 26 New York Ave., Smithtown. The meeting is open to the public.
The Smithtown school board is expected to make a final decision next month on closing a school. A school closure could save about $1 million in personnel expenses, district officials have said.
Other cost-saving measures being considered by the advisory committee are a grade-restructuring model called the Princeton Plan, selling or renting the New York Avenue office building, and selling undeveloped district-owned properties.
The committee last month voted unofficially against the Princeton Plan, but in favor of closing the office building and selling vacant parcels.