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I have just read Rob Seiden's column on behalf of the school board in which there appears to be a "sin of omission." Mr. Seiden graciously thanks HSA and PTA groups, the superintendent and "non-parent community volunteers" for their help in getting out a large positive budget vote. As we do every year, retired educators, as well as in-service personnel, worked tirelessly to make hundreds of phone calls, write letters and engage in one-on-one dialogue with all members of the State Teachers Association, who live and vote in Port Washington. While I do know that the teaching staff would prefer that their thanks be in the way of a settled contract, our collective help in getting a budget passed for the benefit of our children's education certainly should not be totally overlooked as words of appreciation are being doled out.

Elaine Berman

President

Retired Educators of Port Washington


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