Lakeland BOE Investigates Earnings of Trustee

Steve Rosen Credits: File Photo/Steve Rosen

SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – The Lakeland Central School District Board of Education is meeting with an attorney to discuss the income of Trustee Steve Rosen, who has earned thousands more from the district than allowed.

Rosen, who has served on the school board since 2008, was re-elected to a fourth term last year. According to the board’s bylaws, a trustee cannot earn more than $750 from the district in a given year, as doing so would create a conflict of interest.

Rosen earned $22,940 from the district while a member of the Board of Education from 2009 to 2017, nearly $16,000 more than allowed, according to payroll information provided by the district.

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Rosen has received more than $750 almost every year he has been on the board, ranging from $950 this year to $4,715 in 2010.

The information was first reported by The Journal News. The district responded to the report with a statement on its Facebook page.

“The Lakeland Central School District Board of Education takes its responsibilities seriously,” the statement read. “The board will meet with its attorneys to work on an action plan to repair the situation regarding the payments to board member Steve Rosen in excess of the $750 annual earnings cap applicable to school board members during many of his 10 years of service on the board. The board will review its fiduciary duties in addressing this matter and will also review the financial controls that allowed this situation to occur without the knowledge of the board members.

“Steve Rosen is known to be a tireless and dedicated youth volunteer in the school community. He is also an important and contributory member of this board of education.”

Rosen is a 35-year resident of the district. He is also president of the Shrub Oak Athletic Club.

An email sent to Rosen requesting comment was not returned.

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