Good Evening Connetquot Community,

The Board of Education is convening a committee to explore the topic of hiring armed security guards for the Connetquot Central School District. The committee’s work will center on research-based evidence, and conversations will be conducted to review the pros and cons of implementing this type of security as opposed to remaining with our current security personnel. Additional consideration will be given to the protocols and procedures that would need to be implemented should our district hire armed guards. 

It is anticipated that the committee will ultimately present a cogent argument to the Board reviewing both sides of their discussion, along with any budgetary impact a decision would make, prior to the district finalizing the 2020-21 school budget. Our goal is to present these findings at the Jan. 7 Board meeting, but certainly no later than the Jan. 29 Board meeting. 

The committee’s first meeting will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 7-8:30 pm. in the Board Room at 780 Ocean Ave., Bohemia. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Kristina Inserillo at If you cannot attend the first meeting, please let Mrs. Inserillo know so that you can be included on the email list of those interested in being part of the discussion.

Thank you in advance for your attention and participation in this discussion.


Dr. Lynda Adams

Superintendent of Schools