WYANDANCH - Two state representatives are co-sponsoring a bill that would limit "lame duck" school boards from making critical decisions affecting their schools.
State Sen. Kenneth LaValle (R-Port Jefferson) and Assemblyman Dan Losquadro (R-Shoreham) say the new legislation would require a super-majority vote for school superintendent contracts.
Wyandanch community activist Delano Stewart supports the law after he says the school board majority held its final meeting and quickly passed a new three-year, $570,000 pay package for Superintendent Pless Dickerson.
Critics argue that finding a candidate that could get the approval of a super-majority could prolong important decision-making and in turn, hurt the students.
LaValle and Losquadro say they plan to formally introduce the legislation next week.