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From the Desk of Dr. Edward Melnick Superintendent of NS Schools: May 22, 2009

Thank You, North Shore Community

NS Schools’ Budget and Proposition 2 Both Pass

I would like to sincerely thank the North Shore community for coming out on May 19 to cast your ballots in the 2009-10 school budget vote and election of trustees. It is gratifying to know that our residents support the kind of education that has resulted in our district’s outstanding reputation for preparing students to think critically and to creatively solve problems, as they continue their pursuit of learning, especially in these difficult economic times.

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 preserves 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, town meetings and the many community coffees that were held throughout the year. I would also like to thank all the residents who took the time to call or write with questions about the budget and the other proposition on the ballot this year. I appreciate your efforts to make an informed decision.

Congratulations to Igor Webb and Herman Berliner who will serve our community as board trustees for the next three years.

With your continued support, we are committed to working harder than ever 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. Additionally, we look forward to continuing to build upon the vibrant school-community partnership that exists here at North Shore, a partnership based on communication, cooperation, respect, trust….and always putting the needs of our children first.