Every year in May, school district stakeholders in New York elect their representatives to the local school boards. There are around 120 of them in Long Island alone. The school boards consist of 5 to 9 ordinary residents who earn living in their line of profession and, in addition, they volunteer their free time on behalf of the students and community. The school boards govern the school district. In many communities, the school districts … Continue reading →
The Lakeview NAACP chapter invited the Malverne UFSD BOE candidates to their regular meeting. The candidates were the current board member, Mrs. Bottitta and myself. The forum was well moderated by Mrs. Karen Aker with the assistance of Mrs. Phyllis Wright, both former school board members. The NAACP chapter is the only organization in the school district that consistently allocates the time to offer such forum to their members each year.
After my announcement that I am running for a seat on the Malverne BOE, I have been invited to a NAACP regular meeting to present my viewpoints and answer questions from the audience. The meeting takes place at St. Paul’s AME Church, 453 Pershing Blvd in Lakeview and it takes place soon—Tuesday, April 22nd, at 8 pm. The deadline to submit the nominating petition is not until April 21st, so other candidates may be … Continue reading →
All candidates running for the board of education of the school district 12 (Malverne Union Free School District) were invited to attend the NAACP meeting on Tuesday evening, April 23rd. Jack Tulley and I accepted the invitation and, after we were introduced, we presented our reasons for running. We each run for a different seat on the board. Mr. Tulley runs unopposed, I am challenging Mrs. Hopkins. You can read my reasons and goals … Continue reading →