Board of Education recognized for service

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During the Board of Education meeting at New Visions School on Oct. 19, a special ceremony was held to recognize the board for their leadership, dedication and commitment to the students and Freeport community.  

“We are proud to celebrate and thank our board members for the amazing work they do,” said Dr. Kuncham. “As volunteer elected officials, they dedicate thousands of hours to serve our school district and community. They are highly visible at numerous events and are well known in Albany for their advocacy efforts to ensure our students receive a high-quality education. On behalf of myself and our administration, staff, students and community, we salute our Board of Education for their hard work, personal sacrifices and unwavering commitment to our children and our schools.”

New Visions School students Leah Awalom, Amara Marquez and Lucca Noboa thanked and invited the board and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kishore Kuncham to participate in their version of the popular game show “Hollywood Squares” called “Freeport Squares.”

Representatives from several organizations including the PTA, Freeport Teachers Association, Freeport Administrators Association and the Freeport Teacher Assistant Association also expressed their appreciation to the board by informing them that donations had been made in their honor to worthy organizations, including the Class of 2017 scholarship fund, Freeport Educational Foundation, American Cancer Society and Freeport PAL.

“Thank you for your kind recognitions. As your board of education we establish goals and set policies,” said Board of Education President Michael C. Pomerico. “With our community’s support, our staff does all the hard work and we commend you for your efforts to achieve our goals, raising our graduation rates and enabling our students to reach the next level.”