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North Babylon school district’s credit rating affirmed

Moody?s Investors Service affirmed North Babylon School District?s

(Credit: David Reich-Hale)

Moody’s Investors Service affirmed North Babylon School District’s credit rating, citing the district’s strong finances.

The agency announced last week it was assigning an Aa3 rating to $16 million in refunding serial bonds expected to be issued Tuesday.

It also affirmed the same rating for $33.6 million of the district’s previously issued debt.

Moody’s said the moves reflected...

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North Babylon teen trades 'death' for joy of prom

Natalie Calcasola, 17, of North Babylon, and Marco

(Credit: Meghan Fitzgerald)

For the students of North Babylon High School, celebrating their senior prom at Oheka Castle in Huntington was an incredible opportunity.

But for one North Babylon student, the chance to just attend a prom was one of the many opportunities he is grateful for in America.

"We do not have proms in Ecuador," said 17-year-old Marco Rosero.

Rosero moved to the United States with his...

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Patricia Godek, North Babylon superintendent, to retire

Moody?s Investors Service affirmed North Babylon School District?s

(Credit: David Reich-Hale)

North Babylon School Superintendent Patricia Godek has announced that she will retire Dec. 31, bringing to a close a 40-year career in education.

Godek has led the district for three and a half years as it adopted new Common Core standards and weathered a difficult 2013-14 budget year when voters initially rejected the proposed budget.

Godek started working in the district six years...

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