For 8 years, Islip School District employed the U. S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services to round-up and kill birds by the hundreds at Islip Schools year after year, including 200 on July 1, 2021. 

Following a meeting with Humane Long Island President John Di Leonardo, Islip Superintendent Dennis O’Hara committed to a moratorium on lethal round-ups while working with Humane Long Island on a humane, nonlethal management plan. While this commitment does nothing for the hundreds of geese killed in years past, we are confident that Dr. O’Hara and the Islip Board of Education are committed to teaching students to coexist with wildlife moving forward.