Following the conclusion of the , Superintendent Peter Scordo was asked about the response from the on the subject of possible district consolidation.
Scordo confirmed that he did receive a phone call from Northport Superintendent Marylou McDermott in response to the letter seeking interest in but he couldn't recall the exact date. However, he said that didn't constitute a formal response.
"It needs to be a written communication," he said, adding that it should be directed to Elwood Board of Education President Michael Kaszubski. "He's the one who signed the letter."
The subject of a formal response to Elwood regarding consolidation was a big topic of discussion at the on Feb. 28. East Northport resident Albert Prisco and Dr. Nina Dorata, a member of United Taxpayers of Northport-East Northport, suggested that there could be a conflict of interest if communciation occurred between the superintendents rather than between the boards. In the event of district consolidation, one superintendent position might be eliminated.
At the Feb. 28 meeting, Northport Board of Ed President Stephen Waldenburg suggested that he and McDermott could work together with input from board members to craft a response to the Elwood Board of Education.
A Northport Board of Ed meeting took place tonight at 7:30 in the William J. Brosnan School cafeteria.
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