In acknowledgment of School Board Recognition Week, students and administrators paid tribute to the seven board members, who volunteer to serve the district, on Nov. 18.
During the board meeting, elementary school students, with the help of Principal Thomas Meehan, delivered thanks through a video news report, called Scraggy News. In their broadcast, the students explained what the Board of Education does and said they are lucky to have community members who work as a team for their benefit.
Middle school students also expressed gratitude, but instead of using words, the students performed a musical selection for the school board. The quartet played a piece from the opera, “Carmen.”
High school students then stood to present each school board member with a photo montage of the district’s schools.
Also recognizing the board for their hard work was Brian Snow, president of the Port Jefferson Teachers Association. “The teachers respect and appreciate all that you do,” he said.
Speaking on behalf of the board, James Laffey, vice president, thanked all of the students, as well as the administration. “We are all part of a collective group that just want our kids to be successful,” he said. “Thank you for your recognition.”