Ilya Aronovich is the third candidate to withdraw from the Great Neck Board of Education May 16 election for trustee.
Aronovich announced that he was dropping out of the race in a prepared statement at the Great Neck school board candidates forum sponsored by the Allenwood Park Civic Association on Tuesday, May 9, at 8:30 p.m. at Great Neck House.
Six candidates originally filed for the two open Board of Education seats. Aronovich and Rebecca Sassouni were running for Susan Healy’s seat, and Michael Golden, Nikolas Kron, Jeffrey Shi and Grant Toch were running for Larry Gross’s seat.
Golden withdrew on Thursday, April 27, and Toch withdrew on Friday, April 28.
Public-school supporters have expressed concern over Aronovich’s interests since his four children attend private school and he sits on the board of the Silverstein Hebrew Academy. In his speech, he stressed the importance of unity in the community.
Voting on the Proposed 2017–18 School Budget, the Revised 2017 Bond Referendum and Board of Education trustees will take place on Tuesday, May 16, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Baker School for registered voters who live north of the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) and at South High School for those who live south of the LIRR. For voter registration and absentee ballot information, call the office of the district clerk at 516-441-4020.