At its May 21, 2020, meeting, the Board of Education adopted the budget proposal for the 2020-2021 school year. This budget cycle has been rife with challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic which has impacted the state budget, and, as a result, aid that school districts will receive. Governor Cuomo has already reduced the amount of state aid promised to the William Floyd School District from his original proposal by $5 million, which is devastating to our district. Below is a list of questions and answers for the upcoming budget vote and trustee election.
Welcome to the website of the award-winning William Floyd School District, located on the south shore of Long Island, approximately 60 miles east of New York City. Approximately 8,700 students attend five elementary schools, two middle schools and a senior high school.
The William Floyd School District has a rich tradition of excellence which is exemplified by the numerous honors and awards that it has received. Our music programs have been recognized as among the best in the United States, our business department has earned numerous New York State honors and the William Floyd High School Mock Trial Team has earned several Long Island and State championships. The Youth and Government program consistently outperforms the competition in Albany earning prestigious positions in each branch of mock state government. Athletic teams regularly produce competitive and playoff caliber teams, have won several county and Long Island titles, earn team scholar and sportsmanship awards and more. The district, with a new science research program in 2012, also boasted its first Intel Science Talent Search semifinalist in 2016. William Floyd also made national and international news when one of our students was accepted to all eight Ivy League colleges, in what may have been the first ever feat of this kind.
In an effort to prepare students to be career and college ready and competitive in a 21st century global environment, William Floyd has a wide array of offerings including a Career and Technical Education (CTE) program with academies in the fields of automotive technology, building trades & construction, business, cosmetology, hospitality services (culinary arts) and medical assisting; a science research program; a top notch fine arts program; a Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) Distinguished Unit and much more.
The high school also offers challenging curriculum with honors and advanced placement courses in: Advanced Art, Biology, Calculus (AB & BC), Chemistry, English Language & Composition, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, Macroeconomics, Physics B, Spanish Language & Culture, U.S. Government & Politics, U.S. History, and World History. Additionally, dual enrollment courses are available for college credit through partnerships with Dowling College, Farmingdale College, St. John’s University and Suffolk County Community College.
We constantly strive to provide the most positive educational experience possible for the children in our district. With dedicated faculty, staff, administrators, involved parents and the greatest kids on Long Island, we believe that a great future lies ahead. With the motto, “Our Rich History Builds a Promising Future,” past, present and future Colonials can appreciate the history, resilience and excellence of the district and its namesake, William Floyd, one of only 56 men to sign the Declaration of Independence.
Thank you and remember, together, we are William Floyd!
William Floyd School District Superintendent
Kevin Coster (631) 874-1201
William Floyd School District
240 Mastic Beach Road
Mastic Beach, NY 11951
William Floyd High School Fashion and Art Honor Society students recently worked together with art teacher Erika Licausi to sew and donate more than 75 masks and mask bags to health care workers at various hospitals.