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Letter: Escobar Responds To Norma Busching

Thank you for your concern and I am sorry that you feel that way. I want you to know that I welcome a dialogue with you concerning the High School and our students’ academic achievement. I agree that academics is the primary reason students are in school and I am proud of the academic achievements of our high school students.

 

During the year we honor students for their many different academic accomplishments. This year alone we celebrated the successes of a National Merit Semi-Finalist, AP scholars, the National Honor Society which is a nationally recognized organization for our juniors, the National Science Honor Society and the National Art Honor Society to name a few.

 

Actually, Newsday just reported that Mineola High School did very well in recent graduation and regents statistics. Our graduation rate was 93.7 percent which was comparable, if not better, than many Nassau County school districts. 

 

At the Junior Honor Society Ceremony I gave a speech to the students and parents honoring their academic achievements, their service to the school community and their leadership. I told them that they are the future leaders of our school community. 

 

At Mineola High School, we recognize all of our students’ diverse achievements and as educators we prioritize academics. 

 

I understand your concern and I welcome your input in making Mineola High School a better place.

 

— Edward Escobar