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The Horizon Budget Newsletter



The Budget Hearing for the Port Jefferson School District Board of Education will be held on June 2nd at 5:00 PM, via remote access.

A Special Meeting of the Port Jefferson School District Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, June 9th at 9:00 PM, declaring the results of the election and budget vote, via remote access.

The regular monthly business meeting of the Port Jefferson School District Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, June 23 at 5:00 PM, via remote access. Executive session will be called at the conclusion of the regular business meeting to discuss legal and personnel matters. Business meeting agendas are available on the District’s website the day prior to the meeting.

Meetings will be conducted remotely on a Google platform. The public can access the public meetings by following these instructions: go to the District website at; click on BOE tab and click on BOE Meeting Livestream.

Royal Pride: Port Jeff Announces Class of 2020 Top Two Students

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Earl L. Vandermeulen High School is proud to announce that seniors Christine Iasso and Kyle Onghai have been named valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, of the Class of 2020.

Christine’s well-rounded education and extracurricular activities include being a member of the Academic team, Environmental Club, Interact Club, Mathletes team, captain of the junior varsity basketball team and a junior counselor at vacation Bible school. She also took advantage of the impressive MIT LaunchX, a program that teaches entrepreneurial skills and mindset through starting real companies, with interactive lectures, business simulations, entrepreneur panels and the actual design and launch of a company. Christine will major in sustainable agriculture and food systems at the University of California, Davis.

Kyle’s interests in math, investing, entrepreneurship, research and scientific journals have paved the way to being a National Advanced Placement Scholar, a National Honor Society member, a recipient of a Regents scholarship, captain of the Mathletes team and president of the Latin Club, where he has received five gold medals in the National Latin Exam. He has been honored in advanced calculus on the county level and has been an award winner in the school’s Physics Bowl, Quiz Bowl, Robotics and Science Olympiad. Kyle received The President’s Volunteer Service Award for his church altar service and for working in the patient education department at Stony Brook University Hospital. He took part in the Simons Summer Research Program at Stony Brook University as a researcher in biomedical engineering using MATLAB and quantitative ultrasound. He has been on the varsity tennis team for all four years of high school along with other local athletic pursuits. His musical accomplishments as a cellist and pianist have led him to the Young Artist Program at Stony Brook University and as a participant in Levels 1-6 of the New York State School Music Association Festival. Kyle will attend UCLA and major in mathematics.

Budget Information

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New date for Budget Vote & Elections – June 9, 2020

As per Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order, the Budget Vote & School Board Elections are scheduled for June 9, 2020 with an absentee ballot vote only.  There will be no poll voting. Ballots will be mailed to each residence with a prepaid return envelope.  Ballots must be returned to the Office of the District Clerk no later than 5:00 PM on June 9, 2020.  Should you require additional ballots at your residence, please contact the District Clerk by either email at or by phone at 631-791-4221.  Please make sure to state your name and address when requesting a ballot.

If you wish to run for a board seat, you may pick up a Board Candidate Packet from the District Clerk at 550 Scraggy Hill Road from Tuesday, May 5 through Friday, May 9th from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM; and Monday, May 11th from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM.  All nominating petitions must be filed in the Office of the District Clerk by 5:00 PM, May 11, 2020.

Sunday, May 31, 2020