Dear Member of the Valley Stream District 24 Community,
You may have received a letter from Legislator Gaylor that contains misleading information regarding Valley Stream School District 24. The letter talks about excess monies collected by school districts related to the Green Acres PILOT.
Valley Stream District 24 does not receive any money, not even one dime, from the Green Acres Property or Green Acres PILOT. Therefore, there has been no excess money collected by this district. School tax increases related to the PILOT had to do with matters outside of our control, and we have taken a very aggressive stance in working to overturn this matter.
While the proposed legislation has merit, the letter contains erroneous information about our district.
Please feel free to call my office regarding this matter.
Dr, Edward M. Fale, Superintendent
INFORMATION AND LINKS BELOW:
JANUARY 23, 2017 PARENT LETTER
Our School Community
Valley Stream Union Free School District 24 is a unique elementary school district. Our 1,132 students are in Kindergarten through grade 6. There are 349 students at Brooklyn Avenue School, 358 students at William L. Buck School, and 425 students at Robert W. Carbonaro School. Upon completion of the sixth grade, our students continue their education in the junior and senior high schools of the Valley Stream Central High School District.
Twenty thousand residents make their home in Valley Stream Union Free School District 24, which is located in the Village of Valley Stream. The School District also includes a portion of the Village of Lynbrook. The residents of the community have long supported its schools with their involvement and with their approval of our annual budget.
A District with high expectations for excellence from its staff and its students, Valley Stream 24 employs over 139 professional staff members and 87 civil service personnel. Educational leadership is provided by our Superintendent of Schools, Edward M. Fale, Ph.D. His administration includes a Director of Finance and Operations, Director of Curriculum, Director of Special Education,and three Building Principals.
Valley Stream Union Free School District 24 is a forward-looking district that meets the high expectations for educational excellence defined by a population that includes many professionals. Our students are regularly recognized for high academic achievement and they consistently score above the average for Nassau County school districts on the New York State Pupil Evaluation Program tests.
We take pride in our schools, our high scholastic standards, our administration, our faculty, our support staff and the support of our residents. We offer the convenience of cosmopolitan living with the pleasures of suburban life, and we believe our community stands tall. We welcome your interest!
Community: The Village of Valley Stream
Valley Stream is an incorporated village ideally situated to take advantage of the cultural activities of New York City and Long Island’s legendary recreational facilities. It has its own government, with an elected Mayor and Board of Trustees; a Volunteer Fire Department, Emergency Squad, Post Office, Public Library, Sanitation and Water District. Local residents provide auxiliary police service to our community in association with the Nassau County Police Department.
Most of the businesses in Valley Stream are located along two major arteries: Merrick Road and Sunrise Highway. Small proprietor malls are home to specialty shops, banks, restaurants, and major franchised businesses. Green Acres Mall, the first of the major malls on Long Island, features scores of department and specialty stores.
Many residents commute to work, especially executives who work in New York City, a 30 minute ride on the Long Island Railroad.
A short drive away is famous Jones Beach State Park, considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, as well as nearly 200 miles of public beaches. Nassau County’s famous park system, golf courses, tennis courts, and marina’s attract families and retirees alike.
The community is located one-half hour or less from Aqueduct Raceway, Belmont Park, Eisenhower Park, Hempstead Lake State Park, boating and swimming facilities, Westbury Music Fair, the Nassau Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum, as well as the in-town convenience Hendrickson Park and the Valley Stream Village Green.