On behalf of the Board of Education and administration, we extend our appreciation to those residents and students who attended last evening’s Board meeting. Your thoughts and opinions have been heard and recognized. Thank you for your ongoing support of our schools and our students. The next Board of Education meeting will be held on Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Copiague Middle School cafeteria, where discussions on the proposed 2017-18 budget will begin.