At its Dec. 8 meeting, the Long Beach Public Schools’ Board of Education approved a resolution to adopt a Cold War Veterans Exemption. This allows veterans who served an active duty from Sept. 2, 1945 through Dec. 26, 1991 to receive a property tax exemption in the amount of 15% from school taxes. “Gold Star Parents,” those who lost a child during combat, are also eligible to receive this exemption.

“Long Beach is pleased to support and express appreciation toward our veterans by granting them this opportunity,” said Superintendent of Schools David Weiss. “Their invaluable service and sacrifices have gone a long way in protecting our country’s freedoms.”

The exemption, which is an amendment to New York Real Property Tax Law Section 458-b, will go into effect for 2016-17 tax bills. To apply for this exemption, those eligible may visit