CENTRAL ISLIP - Many parents and students spoke last night at a public meeting of the Central Islip School Board to protest against proposed budget cuts to make up for lost state aid.

The new budget compensates for the loss of $5 million in state aid by cutting 150 teaching positions and eliminating many extracurricular programs.

The district must adopt a budget by April 21.Central Islip students ask board to spare teachersCentral Islip students walk out to protest education cuts