The Port Jefferson School District has been made aware of a settlement in the tax assessment case between the Town of Brookhaven and the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA). 

We have been in discussions with Town of Brookhaven officials to learn more about the specific details of the settlement and how it impacts the District. The timing of the Town’s settlement is helpful because the District is at the front end of our budget development process for the 2019-20 school year. When we have a more complete picture of the agreement that was reached, we will share that information with our school-community.

Now that a settlement has been reached, we can begin moving forward with informed decisions based on real facts and less speculation. A change was expected and looming over the community and school district for quite a few years. The District will work tirelessly to make the adjustments necessary to continue our responsibility of educating the children of our community. We have confidence that we’ll be able to meet this challenge successfully as long as we work together.