From The Desk of Dr. Edward Melnick
Superintendent of North Shore Schools
The 2017-2018 School Budget passed by 1,728 yes votes to 468 no votes. Proposition 2 also passed with 1,744 yes votes to 431 no votes. Congratulations to Joanna Commander (1,211 votes) who was re-elected and Richard Galati (1,406 votes) who was elected to the Board of Education. Thank you to Lara Gonzalez for serving on the Board for the past three years and Cheryl Brown for being a candidate this election year.
I would like to sincerely thank the North Shore community for coming out on May 16, 2017 to cast your ballots. It is gratifying to work within a community in which quality public education is genuinely valued. It is this level of community support that has resulted in our District’s outstanding reputation for preparing students to think critically and to creatively solve problems, as they continue their passionate pursuit of learning. The North Shore School District is special and we applaud you for keeping our schools and community strong and vital.
I would like to acknowledge and thank the North Shore Schools Federated Employees for their support and sponsorship of the Student Vote and outstanding Celebration of Student Work, admired by residents as they came to cast their votes.
I offer my sincere gratitude to our Trustees for their efforts to maintain responsible fiscal management practices and effective oversight while creating a budget that maintains the quality of our programs. Thanks to all of the community members who have volunteered their support to benefit our students in so many ways—from parents who offer their time in our schools, to citizens and community leaders who have taken the time to come to Board of Education Budget Meetings and Town Meetings that were held throughout the year. Your involvement is vital now and in the future to the North Shore School District.
I would also like to thank all the residents who took the time to attend the budget coffees, called or wrote with questions, and checked the website to inquire about the budget this year. I appreciate all your efforts to make an informed decision.
With your continued support, our administration, faculty and staff are committed to working very hard in our efforts to offer our students deep and meaningful learning opportunities that not only foster strong habits of mind, but also support the development of critical thinking skills. In addition, everyone looks forward to continuing to build upon the school-community partnership that exists here at North Shore…one that always puts the needs of our children first.
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