A South Huntington school board candidate this week suggested that Huntington superintendent Jim Polansky used ideas developed by his former boss to help with the budget situation this year.
Speaking at a meet the candidates forum May 10 at the , incumbent school board trustee Thomas Teresky chided Polansky.
Teresky said for the first time ever, Huntington used a new budget process where they start from zero and explan every line.
"Dr. Shea's been doing that here for the last 10 years," said Teresky. "They're like wow, you know, Mr. Polansky's wonderful. Yeah, he's a great copycat."
Polansky has this year during the budget process in Huntington which some have said has been much smoother than past years.
Teresky said Polansky copied from "the master," Shea.
Polansky, the former assistant superintendent fro personnel and district services in South Huntington, in Huntington in June. He succeeded John J. Finello who retired after 39 years in the district.
Shea announced in September that he planned to retire after 14 years in the district, including serving as superintendent since 2003. The East Meadow native has been an educator for 42 years.