President's Message

Board President’s Message


Greetings From the President

Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year. The Central Islip Board of Education, Administration, Faculty and Staff work to provide a safe and enriching educational environment so your children - our students, will experience positive and fulfilling learning experiences that will allow them to reach their maximum potential. Cutting edge curricula, music and athletic programs and opportunities in the arts and extracurricular activities, combined with substantive new initiatives, promise to make the coming school year an exciting one for all of us!

To this end, the Central Islip Union Free School District has undergone a ‘Restructuring’ which will address overcrowding, enrollment projections and enhance the educational process as we move forward. Our School District is now represented by six elementary schools: Alfano, Cordello, Morrow, Mulligan, Mulvey and O’Neill which will comprise grades kindergarten through six; Reed Middle School for grades seven and eight; and Central Islip High School for grades nine through twelve. All students enrolled in pre-kindergarten classes will attend Alfano Elementary School. 

Also very exciting is an announcement made recently by Governor Andrew Cuomo, in which the Hamlet of Central Islip is the recipient of a $10 million Downtown Improvement Initiative which will further improve the value and quality of our community.

Please save the date: September 27, when you will be asked to consider a special referendum which, if approved, will result in the construction of a beautiful, wrought-iron colored fence with brick piers around the perimeter of our high school. From a security standpoint, this fence will enhance our ability to control ingress and egress points onto the high school campus.  Voting will be held in the Alfano Elementary School gymnasium from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. You will receive more information as the date approaches.

Please refer to our School District Calendar and log on to the District Website at for a listing of Board of Education Meetings, as well as school related activities, concerts and athletic games.

It is my pleasure to serve as your School Board President. On behalf of the Central Islip Board of Education, Administration, Faculty and Staff, I thank you for giving us the opportunity to educate your children.




Norman A. Wagner/President

Board of Education