The Port Jefferson Board of Education approved a motion at their meeting on Tuesday night, March 26, 2019, to rescind the appeal of the State Supreme Court Short Form Order. The decision by Justice Emerson on August 15, 2018 had dismissed all of Port Jefferson School District’s pending causes of action against the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA). Since that time, the Town of Brookhaven entered into an agreement with LIPA on December 14, 2018 regarding property tax assessment of the plant which indirectly impacts the District.

Although the District believes the State Supreme Court decision was in error, the Town’s settlement and the ongoing cost of contesting the decision were main considerations in the Board’s decision. The Port Jefferson School District is ready to move forward and meet the fiscal challenges in the post Town-LIPA settlement era.