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Commack Board of Ed to Provide Update on Marion Carll Farm Lawsuit

Commack Board of Education will host their a public meeting 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Commack High School.

Commack residents interested in the future of Marion Carll Farm can receive the latest update on the lawsuit from Commack school trustees on Thursday night. 

Commack Board of Education will host their last board meeting of the 2011-12 school year at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Commack High School's auditorium. 

Commack School District's legal counsel will be providing the latest updates on the who are seeking to reclaim the historic farm, according to district spokeswoman Brenda Lentsch. 

Carll's heirs have claimed that Commack school officials have failed to maintain the property as a museum and use it for educational purposes, as outlined under stipulations of the donation.

The school district's attorney has previously made clear he was instructed not to spend significant time or money responding to the lawsuit. 

Commack Civic Association sent a letter to Superintendent Donald James on June 1 brought forth by the civic association. No public meeting has been held or scheduled as Thursday afternoon. 

Commack residents have both and calling for others to attend the June 14 board meeting. 

Other topics on the board of education's agenda include recognition of various student awards and actions to move forward with security improvements, repairs at various buildings throughout the district. 

Click here to read the full Board of Education agenda for June 14 on Commack School District's website. 

John Gruber June 14, 2012 at 10:19 PM
the district can barely pay the bills as it is, if at all, only an idiot would think it's a smart idea for the school to continue to control it
CommackMom June 15, 2012 at 03:12 AM
This is off topic because The Patch has eliminated the feature where readers could 'sound off' about any issue. Since there is no longer that forum available, I will use this as my 'sound off'. Lately the pages of The Patch have bombarded me with ads touting Barack Obama and his lovely wife Michelle. For instance, this page features "Join Michelle and wish Barack a Happy Father's Day" WTF would I want to wish Barack a happy father's day??? The banner above challenges me to Enter to Win Dinner with Barack. I hope this country comes to its senses by November. I'm just venting. BTW, where can we voice our opinions on Patch?
Sara Walsh (Editor) June 15, 2012 at 05:51 PM
Hi Commack Mom, We eliminated the sound off feature, but have encouraged any and all interested readers to blog about their opinions on Patch. - Sara Walsh, Commack Patch editor
GM June 18, 2012 at 12:16 AM
...according to district spokeswoman Brenda Lentsch. Why does a $350,000 Superintendent, with a million dollar staff, need a $135,000 yr spokesperson? Would the community not prefer to hear from him directly.
Arthur Reilly Jr June 18, 2012 at 09:23 PM
The district however had a sustainable offer and contract on the table that was funded as well. They choose not to proceed which they could of even in lieu of the impending lawsuit by the Heirs.

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