Friday, 30 April 2010 00:00
As our children get older, we sometimes become less involved in the school district due to our busy schedules. However, during this year and in the next couple of years, we need the strength of all of our parents including our middle school and high school parents to not only get out and vote YES on the school budget but help the younger generation of parents learn the facts!
A YES vote will allow our students to maintain our variety of current instructional/academic programs including our electives and enable our children to continue to participate in the range of after school activities, sports, community service, and clubs that help them not only thrive but get into great colleges. Additionally, voting yes will help keep our core classes at the Nassau County average which is important for all of our kids. It doesn’t matter if your kids are at the elementary or secondary level, the drastic results if the budget fails will affect all of our children.
Please mark your calendars and vote YES on Tuesday, May 18 at North Shore High School. Please tell all of your friends, neighbors, and older children (18+) to get out and vote and not be complacent. Sitting home and hoping that others will do our part might greatly jeopardize the future of our schools for our children. With over 12,000 eligible voters in our district, only 2,400 came out at the last vote. We need every parent this year to make a difference and not rely on others to impact our schools.
Thank you for supporting the North Shore Schools,
Siobhan Falk - NSHS PTSA Co-president