Roslyn residents to vote for 3 trustees, school budget

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Roslyn residents to vote for 3 trustees, school budget
Roslyn attorney Michael Levine is seeking to fill the Roslyn Board of Education seat currently filled by Adam Haber, who has opted not to seek re-election. (Photo courtesy of Michael Levine)

Roslyn school district residents will head to the polls next week to vote on the district’s $109.96 million budget as well as a new trustee and two incumbents.

Roslyn Board of Education Trustee Adam Haber said he is not seeking re-election on May 15 because he believes more board members should have children in the school district.

Roslyn resident Michael Levine, an attorney with two children in the school district, filed to fill Haber’s seat.

Levine also serves as president of the Nassau Lawyers’ Association of Long Island.

We are fortunate to reside in such a strong district with a great administration,” Levine said. “I really appreciate the advances in curriculum and overall improvements to the district made in recent years. I am truly excited to have the opportunity to work with this Board of Education to further enhance the Roslyn schools and maintain only the highest standards for the education of our children.”

Roslyn Board of Education Trustee David Dubner was originally appointed in 2013. (Photo courtesy of Roslyn school district)

Incumbent Trustees David Dubner and David Seinfeld are also seeking re-election. All three candidates are running unopposed.

Dubner, who was appointed to the Board of Education in 2013 following the resignation of Dani Kline and was elected to fill the remainder of her term, also has three children in the Roslyn schools and currently works as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs.

“My objective for serving on the School Board continues to be advocating for the children of Roslyn while providing prudent financial oversight for our community,” Dubner said. “I am proud of Roslyn’s commitment to educational innovation, including academics, athletics and the arts, and our unwavering commitment to improving our facilities. I am also proud that Roslyn continues to be fiscally responsible while balancing the strength of our program and the need to save our taxpayers’ dollars.

“As I look ahead, the path is bright and I am confident that Roslyn schools will continue to innovate and prosper under the leadership of the school board and central administration.”

Roslyn Board of Education Trustee David Seinfeld was elected in 2006. (Photo courtesy of Roslyn school district)

Seinfeld was elected in 2006 and said he wants to continue serving because his perspective as a 36-year veteran in education serves as a good balance to those with backgrounds in business or law.

“With the ever-increasing concerns for safety in schools, many believe that ‘hardening’ the exteriors of our school buildings is the answer,” Seinfeld said of his plans for the next term. “I feel strongly that the most important solution strategy is to take care of our students’ emotional well-being. I hope to be able to work with my board colleagues and the district administration to create a new paradigm of counseling services.”

The $109,959,967 budget for the district’s 3,174 students is a 2.59 percent, or $2.8 million, increase over the current year and includes a 1.72 percent tax levy rise that is set to raise $93,199,626.

Roslyn residents can vote for the budget and trustees from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Roslyn High School. 

Residents will also be able to vote on the Bryant Library budget, listed as Proposition No. 2 on the ballot.

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