Weigh in on School Election Results

Let us know what surprised you about Tuesday night's results.

The voting has wrapped up and the work ahead is about to begin.

The Massapequa school budget passed by a 64 percent margin while two school board members were elected.

Joe was elected for his first term and Board President Maryanne Fisher has been elected for a fourth term.

The two candidates endorsed by the Massapequa Committee for Educational and Fiscal Responsibility,  Dianne Sheffield and Joseph Marsh finished third and fourth.

We want to know if you were surprised by any of the results, and if so, what surprised you.

Please take our poll below and tell us what you think in the comment section.

broke taxpayer May 17, 2012 at 01:11 PM
What surprised me was that a candidate who never attended even one board meeting, even after he decided to run, and didn't even bother to show up at the polls Tuesday night, got over 900 votes. What are you thinking Massapequa? Congratulations and best of luck to Mr. LaBella and Mrs. Fisher.
Concerned Taxpayer May 17, 2012 at 02:07 PM
Saw this on Facebook today: "the tail will continue to wag the dog for the next few years" ... Couldn't agree more ...
joe labella May 17, 2012 at 07:28 PM
Thank You Broke tax payer for your vote of confidence ( joe@autobasecorp.com) My e-mail address is always available if you need to contact me for issues relavant to the School distrct and want your voice heard, feel free to contact me so I can do my duty and share with the other BOE Trustees. Joe La Bella
Dawn May 21, 2012 at 11:16 PM
Congratulations Mr. LaBella and Mrs. Fisher. Patch, you forgot to report that the two winning candidates were endorsed by the Massapequa Federation of Teachers. The voters supported the candidates that support our children and respect our staff.
Concerned Taxpayer May 22, 2012 at 07:13 PM
Dawn, apparently you've been misled. From everything I heard and read, all of the candidates "support our children and respect our staff". And, unfortunately, the MFT continues to call the shots in our school district, since they supported the candidates who would most likely give them what they want: job security (for good AND bad teachers), pay increases (for good AND bad teachers), and a decrease in oversight for its members (good AND bad teachers). Give MFT credit: they got out *their* vote, but I'd hardly call it "voter support". Oh, and while MFT may have "supported" LaBella and Fisher, I never saw an official "endorsement" - apparently, they don't do THAT.


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