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School Community Association President Steps Up

Incoming Manhasset School Community Association (SCA) President Renee Press hopes to continue building what was put in place by her predecessor, Christy Weppler.

Press has been involved with the SCA for 13 years through her children, who went through Manhasset public schools. When she was offered the position as executive president she readily accepted. Press firmly believes that the SCA provides great things for the kids and is a great way to get the community together and involved.

After the 2013-2014 school budget failed, tensions arose between the school and the community. Press hopes that the budget failure will have a positive impact on the SCA in the future. It brought attention to the budget and brought the community together. “It brought awareness to the importance of being involved within the community,” Press comments. The budget failure also brought attention to the schools and forced people to look at them through a critical lens. It is a very importance lesson for the entirety of the community and it will hopefully have a positive impact on the SCA going on from here.

While she is still discerning her personal goals for the SCA this coming academic year, Press expresses a desire to continue building and strengthening the bond between the community and the schools that Weppler had constructed. Press is excited to begin meetings with the executive board and leave her personal mark through the Manhasset School Community Association.