We elect people to represent the community. I sincerely believe that the Glen Cove School District Board of Education is not representing the community.
Our very own Dr. Michael Israel was one of the candidates presented to the Board for the position of Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum. Dr. Michael Israel is a well-respected community member, whose children attend our schools, and is an alumnus of Glen Cove High School. His current position as the Principal of Landing School gives him a proven track record, earning the honor as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. His dedication to Glen Cove is unsurpassed. It was his choice, 13 years ago, to accept the Principal position. He was thrilled to be coming back to Glen Cove to serve his hometown.
Dr. Israel’s qualifications for this position are equal to any candidate that is presented to the Board. What separates him from the other candidates is the fact that he is a lifelong resident dedicated to the community of Glen Cove. He has the experience and knowledge to help make Glen Cove one of the finest places to have your child educated. He has done this as Principal of Landing School (National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence). He should be given the opportunity to accomplish this for the entire Glen Cove School District.
It appears that the Board of Ed is going to offer the position to an outsider who does not have a proven track record (4 school districts in the past 7 years).
Let the Board of Ed know what you think; send an email by going to www.glencove.k12.ny.us/boardofeducation/ and click on “email the board”
Let your voice be heard at the next Board of Ed Meeting, Monday, June 18 @ 8pm, Finley Middle School library.