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District Hosts Legislative Forum

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East Rockaway School District hosted the Southwest Quadrant Legislative Forum with New York State Sen. Todd Kaminsky and Assemblywoman Melissa Miller at Rhame Avenue on Feb. 8. Forty-five local superintendents, Board of Education trustees and union leaders attended, including superintendents Rosemarie Bovino (Island Park School District), Melissa Burak (Lynbrook School District), Dr. Phyllis Harrington (Oceanside School District), Marni Hazelton (Roosevelt School District), Dr. Ralph Marino (Hewlett-Woodmere School District), Pat Sullivan Kriss (West Hempstead School District) and David Weiss (Long Beach School District). Administrative representatives from Rockville Centre and Malverne were also in attendance as was East Rockaway’s Superintendent Lisa Ruiz.

Topics discussed included funding for professional development, Part 154 Mandates for English as a New Language, annual professional performance reviews, poverty and budget preparation. To view the PowerPoint presentation, click here.