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Editorial: Support Our Children … Vote “Yes” for Our School Budget

This coming Tuesday, May 19, is the day to vote “yes” for our children and for our school budget, and for our library budget as well

The Great Neck Public Schools do an exemplary job of educating our children and we can show our support, and say thank you, by voting for our school district’s budget and to re-elect our board of education trustees.

In such a trying economic time and with increasing state and federal government mandates and decreasing funding, we are most fortunate indeed to be blessed with a dedicated board of education and an outstanding school administration and faculty. Taxpayer money is spent with the greatest of care, with the maximum effort to ensure the best possible education for our children under the most fiscally prudent of budgets.

Board of Education President Barbara Berkowitz and Trustee Donald Ashkenase are running, unopposed, for re-election. They need our support to continue doing the very best for our children.

We cannot, we must not, become complacent. Our children and our future are way too important. We must all show up at the polls next Tuesday to vote “yes” for the 2009-2010 school budget and to return Ms. Berkowitz and Mr. Ashkenase to office. It’s the right thing to do!

Voting is from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. For residents who live north of the Long Island Rail Road station, the polls are at the E.M. Baker Elementary School. For residents who live south of the Long Island Rail Road station, voting is at Great Neck South High School.

Vote “yes” for the children! Vote “yes” for the library!

- Wendy Karpel Kreitzman