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Welcome Message from Dr. Howard M. Koenig,
Superintendent of Schools

Dr. Koenig

To the Central Islip School Community,

On behalf of the Central Islip Board of Education and Administration, I would like to welcome you to the 2018-2019 school year. I hope you enjoyed a wonderful summer!  

The new school year promises to be an exciting one for our students at all grade levels. Over the past school year and throughout the summer, we were busy implementing the District Restructuring to address overcrowding, a lack of space and enrollment projections for future years.  

As a result, our School District has been restructured as follows: Central Islip High School (Grades 9 – 12); Reed Middle School (Grades 7 and 8); and our six elementary schools: Cordello, Morrow, Mulligan, Mulvey, O’Neill and Alfano Elementary Schools (Grades K – 6). The in-district pre-kindergarten program will remain in the Alfano Elementary School.  Our distinguished team of administrators, faculty and staff are committed to fostering student success in an enriching and safe educational environment. 

As your Superintendent of Schools, I thank you for entrusting your children to us and supporting our efforts to provide them with a positive, enriching educational experience.  Our community supported the 2018-2019 Budget which continues the integrity of our School District’s academic, athletic and artistic programs for all students to achieve their personal best.  

Please note that you will be asked to vote on a referendum on September 27th for the construction of a fence around the perimeter of Central Islip High School. The proposed six-foot fence, constructed of black wrought iron-colored steel sectioned with brick piers, will enhance our ability to control entrance and exit points onto the campus and is aesthetically pleasing. Funding for the project will not exceed $700,000.  The cost of the project will come from the District’s Capital Reserve Fund which includes a $200,000 grant from New York State Assemblyman Phil Ramos. As a result, there will be no cost to taxpayers for this project. Very shortly, you will receive further details and renderings of the fence proposal in a special edition of The Education Report. The vote will be held at the Alfano Elementary School between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. on September 27, 2018.

Over the summer Governor Andrew Cuomo, together with Islip Town officials, came to Central Islip to announce that our community is the recipient of a ten million dollar Downtown Revitalization Initiative grant. The program is designed to enhance our downtown business community and bolster the local economy. We will keep you apprised as facets of this grant are implemented.

As the new school year unfolds, there are opportunities for you to attend Board of Education Meetings, numerous scholastic and athletic events, concerts and an array of school-related activities that showcase the talents and progress of our students. I welcome you to attend these activities and I encourage you to become involved in your children’s school activities. Welcome back and enjoy a wonderful year.




Howard M. Koenig, Ph.D.

Superintendent of Schools