Veterans came out to support a tax exemption, which the Shoreham-Wading River school board voted in favor of Tuesday night. (Joe Werkmeister photo)
For nearly 40 minutes Tuesday night, a group of about 20 veterans sat patiently in the Shoreham-Wading River High School library listening to the Board of Education debate the procedure for middle school students to play varsity sports.
Finally, an older man in the group stood up and admitted: “I do believe most of us can’t contribute anything to what you’re doing, which is extremely interesting.” (more…)
Shoreham-Wading River High School. (File photo)
The Shoreham-Wading River school board will hold a public hearing Tuesday night on a new property tax exemption program for veterans, according to the agenda. (more…)
BARBARAELLEN KOCH FILE PHOTO
Local school districts are discussing approving a new property tax exemption program for veterans, with more details expected in the coming week.
School boards need to hold a public hearing prior to approving the Alternative Veterans’ Exemption, an exemption law that has been in effect statewide since the 1980s but has only been applied to the county and town’s portion of a veteran’s property tax bill. (more…)