Statement from Superintendent of Schools Terrence Clark:

The Bethpage School District Administration and Board of Education appreciate the generous annual scholarships and all of the work provided on behalf of the PTA. We are truly disappointed and saddened to learn of the arrest of a former Central Boulevard Elementary School’s PTA treasurer for allegedly stealing funds from the organization. The PTA is a separate entity from the district with their own set of bi-laws, rules and regulations. Those funds were raised and managed by PTA through a variety of fundraising activities and were intended to enhance the educational program for children. We will fully cooperate with law enforcement authorities in assisting PTA with recovering their lost funds.