Our Schools…Our Community…Our Voice — March 5

Thursday, March 5 is the date for the Our Schools…Our Community…Our Voice forum in Suffolk County. These forums have been taking place all over the state, bringing together parent, community and public education advocacy groups to discuss Governor Cuomo’s plans for school district funding, take-over of “failing” schools, teacher evaluation and adding 100 more charter schools statewide.

The Suffolk forum will take place from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Saxton Middle school, 121 Saxon Aveune, Patchogue. All are welcome. Volunteers will be on hand to direct traffic.

Speakers include:

Topic 1: Inadequate Funding of Public Education
Mr. David Gamberg, Superintendent
Southold UFSD

Dr. Steven R. Cohen, Superintendent,
Shoreham-Wading River, CSD

Topic 2: High Stakes Testing
Ms. Allison Noonan, Parent

Ms. Elizabeth Lynch, Educator
Brentwood, UFSD

Dr. Joseph Rella, Superintendent
Comsewogue, UFSD

Invitations have been sent to all the state politicians in our region, and Assembly Members Dean Murray and Anthony Palumbo have RSVP’d.

For additional information, contact Peter L. Verdon, Regional Staff Director, NYSUT Suffolk Regional Office at 631) 273-8822.