SMITHTOWN - A number of Smithtown parents came out to tonight's Smithtown School Board meeting so their voices could be heard over the planned closure of Nesconset Elementary School.

The district announced the closure of the school as a means to help close the district's $11 million budget gap.

Parents from other schools, like Mill Pond Elementary School, came out to protest the plan, saying their children would likely be sent to other schools to make room for the displaced students from Nesconset.

A public hearing will be held tomorrow to discuss the planned closure. The board will vote whether or not to close the school at a meeting on Feb. 28.

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