On Nov. 2, New York State Supreme Court Justice Jack Libert issued a ruling in the Valley Stream Central High School District’s lawsuit against District 24 in regards to the elementary district withholding tax revenue related to the PILOT issue. 
 
Justice Libert declared that District 24 wrongfully withheld tax revenue from the Central High School District and that District 24 must turn over the funds with any accrued interest. In addition, Justice Libert noted that District 24 is prohibited from withholding these funds in the future. 
 
While it is unfortunate that our district had to spend valuable funds to litigate this matter, we are satisfied that the ruling confirms our district’s position on how the school tax levy funding formula is calculated.
 
We look forward to moving ahead and working in conjunction with all of our elementary districts to ensure the success for all Valley Stream students.