Written by Superintendent of North Shore Schools Edward Melnick Thursday, 29 May 2014 00:00
The 2014-2015 School Budget passed by 1,541 yes votes or 71.2 percent to 682 no votes (28.8 percent). Joanna Commander with 1,336 votes and Lara Gonzalez with 1,321 votes were elected as trustees to the North Shore Schools Board of Education. Thank you to community member, Robert Mazzella (with 1,219 votes), for running this year for the Board of Education. I am so pleased that three such caring and dedicated individuals were so willing to put themselves out there for the service to our schools. Additionally, we sincerely thank Amy Beyer and Tom Knierim for their many years of dedicated service to the Board and the North Shore community.
I would like to sincerely thank the North Shore community for coming out on May 20 to cast your ballots in the 2014-2015 School Budget Vote (Proposition 1) and Election of Trustees. It is gratifying to work within a community in which quality public education is genuinely valued. It is this level of community support that has resulted in our District’s outstanding reputation for preparing students to think critically and to creatively solve problems, as they continue their passionate pursuit of learning. The North Shore School District is special and we applaud you for keeping our schools and community strong and vital.
I offer my sincere gratitude to our trustees for their efforts to maintain responsible fiscal management practices and effective oversight while creating a budget that maintains the quality of our programs. Thanks to all of the community members who have volunteered their support to benefit our students in so many ways—from parents who offer their time in our schools, to citizens and community leaders who have taken the time to come to board of education budget meetings and town meetings that were held throughout the year. Your involvement is vital now and in the future to the North Shore School District.
I would also like to thank all the residents who took the time to attend the budget coffees, called or wrote with questions, and checked the website to inquire about the budget this year. I appreciate all
your efforts to make an informed decision.
With your continued support, we are committed to working harder than ever in our efforts to offer our students deep and meaningful learning opportunities that not only foster strong habits of mind, but also support the development of critical thinking skills. In addition, we look forward to continuing to build upon the vibrant school-community partnership that exists here at North Shore, a partnership based on communication, cooperation, respect, trust….and always putting the needs of our children first.