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Wyandanch Schools Pay Tribute To Dedicated Board Of Education

It was a night of gratitude and celebration as the Wyandanch Union Free School District paid tribute to the board of education at the monthly school board meeting on Oct. 20.

District Clerk Christian D. Code read a special letter, which was addressed to Board President Latesha S. Walker from Western Suffolk BOCES, in honor of School Board Recognition Week, which is from Oct. 18-22, 2021.

“It is with great pleasure that the Western Suffolk BOCES recognizes the trustees of the Wyandanch Union Free School District for their tireless work on behalf of their community,” the letter stated. “The past 18 months have demonstrated, in so many ways, how important strong leadership is to the success of a school district. Despite enormous and ever-changing challenges, our children have remained safe in our schools, and our instruction constant because of your commitment.”

“That is wonderful,” Walker said upon hearing the letter read. “We are very impressed. Please send our deepest regards.”

“On behalf of the school district, we would like to present our very own school board trustees with certificates of recognition,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Gina Talbert said. “This certificate is presented for dedicated leadership in public education and continuing service to the scholars of the Wyandanch community. We certainly appreciate our board of education trustees and the great work they do in the Wyandanch School District.” Certificates of recognition were presented in-person to board trustees Nancy Holiday, Jarod Morris and Charlie Reed. Board president Latesha S. Walker, vice president Yvonne Robinson, and trustees Shirley Baker and James Crawford, who participated in the meeting via Zoom, also received certificates of recognition.

According to the New York State School Boards Association, School Board Recognition Week is an opportunity to raise community awareness and understanding about the crucial role school board members have within a school district.

Nancy Holliday receiving her award

Jarod Morris receiving his award

Charlie Reed receiving his certificate