Along with the budget vote this year, Kings Park School District residents will be asked to fill two positions on the Kings Park Board of Education.
With incumbents Board President Bill Motherway and Trustee Steve Weber not running, the community will choose among three candidates: Michael Kelly, Diane Nally and Charles Leo.
This Wednesday, moderated by the League of Woman Voters, a Meet the Candidates Night will be held at the high school.
According to Susan Agruso, superintendent for the district, each candidate will get a chance to make a statement and then will rotate answering questions, with each candidate getting a turn to answer first.
“Student Council has asked the questions in the past few years,” said Agruso. “We are looking to have someone outside with no vested interest in the outcome. The goal is to very fair and very informative,” she said.
Residents can chose to ask their question at the microphone or write it down and hand it in to be asked.
The time limit for each question is one minute. Three minutes will be given for the opening statement.
"I encourage everyone in our community to come out on May 9th for the Meet the Candidates Night so they can make informed decisions when they go out to vote on May 15th." said Tom Locascio, Trustee, Kings Park Board of Education.
"Our school district has an annual budget of over $80 million per year and is responsible for the education of close to 4,000 kids,” said Locascio. “ It's important to make sure people know the candidates who are running and why and this event will go a long way in allowing the community to meet the people with whom they will ultimately place their trust in."
Where: Kings Park High School, auditorium
When: Wednesday, May 9th, 7pm - 9pm
Why: To be an informed voter.