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Board of Education

photograph of the members of the Islip Board of Education for the 2022-2023 school year standing in front of the Islip Pride logo at Islip High School 

Islip's Board of Education (l to r): Matthew Clareen, Eric Buehler,  Laura Rogacki, Danielle Flora, Vice President Tom Leggio, President Philip Dineen, and Paul Austin


Philip Dineen, President
Tom Leggio, Vice President

Paul Austin
Eric Buehler
Matthew Clareen
Danielle Flora
Laura Rogacki


About the Board of Education

The Board of Education of the Islip Union Free School District is comprised of seven trustees, each elected by community residents to staggered three year terms. The Board, along with central administration, typically meets twice a month to conduct the public business of the school district. An agenda is published prior to the public meetings, and residents are provided with an opportunity to address the trustees during them. The vested responsibility of the Board includes appointing the Superintendent of Schools to operate and conduct the daily affairs of the school district. Furthermore, according to state law, the Board is authorized to review and adopt policies which are necessary in order to provide students with the public education to which they are entitled. Additionally, the Board members adopt a levy each year, based upon the recommendation of the superintendent, which is the tax revenue for the annual proposed school budget. They are also responsible for the ratification of collective bargaining agreements with employees, the management of district facilities, instruction, and meeting with state and federal officials to advocate for public education initiatives. The Board trustees volunteer their service to the Islip community and participate in numerous community organizations and committees.


Mission Statement

The Islip Board of Education, in partnership with the community, will empower all students to achieve excellence and reach their full potential. Learner-focused instruction will provide the whole child with the opportunity to acquire the skills necessary to become a productive and successful member of society.


Board of Education Goals

Through a three to five year plan, the Board of Education will address the following goals and objectives in a collaborative manner:

  1. In order to provide a foundation for success, the district's operations and the budget will be developed to support high quality instructional programs and services in a safe, secure learning environment that reflects both our academic and financial priorities.
  2. The Board of Education will review and develop policies that improve the overall operating success of the Islip school system.
  3. For the respect of the community, as a Board, we will plan and effectively execute Board of Education meetings in a transparent and timely fashion. The Board will then provide the community with accurate, relevant information.
  4. The Board will continue, through the legislative committee, to advocate and collaborate with others within the Islip community and our educational partners to support public education locally, regionally, and nationally.
  5. The Board of Education will perform an annual review.


Contact Information

The Board of Education may be contacted by mail at the following address:

Board of Education
Islip Union Free School District
215 Main Street
Islip, NY 11768

Telephone messages for the Board of Education may be left with the District Clerk during regular business hours at 631-650-8210.

The Board of Education may be reached at the following email address:

So that we may better respond to your email, please include your name, address, and telephone number in your message.

Kari-Ann Carr, District Clerk

Contact the District Clerk at 631-650-8211 or