Valley Stream shares education-related goals

Valley Stream shares education-related goals photo

The 23rd annual Legislative Breakfast, sponsored by the Valley Stream Council of PTAs, brought the Valley Stream component school districts together in one place to meet with elected officials from the local and state. The March 9 gathering was held at Memorial Junior High School with the objective of advocating for actions that will support public education.

Members of the boards of education, administrations, staff and parent organizations from the Valley Stream Central High School District, as well as Valley Stream Union Free School Districts 13, 24 and 30, came out in support of their students and community. 

Council of PTAs First Vice President Michelle D’Elia provided opening remarks and welcomed a panel of political dignitaries that included Town of Hempstead Supervisor Laura Gillen, Natalie Block Levin representing Congresswoman Kathleen Rice, New York State Assemblywoman Judy Griffin, New York State Assemblywoman Michaelle C. Solages and Nassau County Legislator William Gaylor. 

Continental breakfast was prepared by the Valley Stream Central High School District Culinary Institute, and musical entertainment was provided courtesy of North High School’s Breakfast Club ensemble. Valley Stream Girl Scouts led the flag ceremony and Pledge of Allegiance. 

The political leaders introduced themselves and summarized efforts they have made for their school districts, and discussed matters related to the funding of public education as well as a variety of school safety topics.