Following 30 years of service to the Copiague community and its students, Copiague School District Board of Education trustee Everett E. Newman III submitted his resignation from the district, effective immediately. Mr. Newman, whose term expires June 30, 2019, is resigning to focus on his health.

For more than three decades, Mr. Newman has been a strong and thoughtful supporter of our schools, our students and our community. As the elder statesman on the board his kindness, knowledge and experience will be missed.

The Board of Education would like to thank Mr. Newman for his dedication and many years of service to the Copiague School District and wish him a speedy recovery.

Mr. Newman’s replacement will be voted on by the Copiague community during the annual budget vote and trustee election held on May 16. The individual who wins the seat will fill the remainder of his term.