Classrooms across Long Island were empty on Thursday. Check our...

Classrooms across Long Island were empty on Thursday. Check our listings of delayed openings, closures and cancellations to see what's in store for Friday. Credit: Daniel Brennan

Long Island school taxes affect seniors as well as young married couples trying to stay on Long Island ["Put limits on taxes for seniors," Letters, Nov. 4].

The only way to drastically reduce our school taxes and ensure a quality education for our children is to consolidate our school districts.

High salaries of superintendents and assistant superintendents are forcing districts to cut teachers, staff and critical programs. Think of how many teachers could be rehired if each district could cut expenditures for administrators, secretarial staff and the real estate their offices occupy.

The only person who can accomplish this task is Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo. We are being taxed out of our homes and businesses, and this cannot continue. Our children deserve better.

Paul W. Coonelly, North Babylon

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