This past week, as a result of the concerns of many parents of Division Ave. High School students, the co-chairmen of the "Committee of Division Avenue High School Parents for an Equal Education" met with officials of the Levittown School District Administration and members of the School Board. This meeting was to examine the progress that Division Avenue has made on last year's Academic Improvement Plan designed to improve the educational aspects at DAHS.
At the meeting we reviewed the present plan's progress, suggested improvements and discussed them in detail. Members of our committee shared our feelings with the superintendent and administration as to the thoughts of many parents with children that attend Division Ave. High School. We explained that it is imperative to our community and committee that the educational equity take place between our high schools. We further made it clear to the school district that this educational equity must be "fast tracked" as the children of Division Avenue High School can no longer afford to wait for a "long term plan" to take effect.
As a result of this meeting with the administration, we were led to believe that the necessary resources would be committed to Division Ave. High School to accomplish this task in an expedient manner.
This committee appreciates the many, many phone calls of support from the parents of Division Avenue High School students and the support of many members of the Levittown School Board. Numerous parents have followed the Tribune's and Newsday's news reports and want their children to have the same educational resources and opportunities as our sister school, MacArthur.
We anticipate, and certainly expect that as a result of this meeting, the school district administration's commitment to Division Ave. High School will be demonstrated in a more productive and educationally advanced 1999-2000 school year.