Representatives from Farmingdale School District at LEGCON 2020
A large contingency of Farmingdale School District administrators, teachers, and members of the PTA and the Farmingdale Board of Education attended LEGCON 2020—the Nassau Region PTA Legislative Action Breakfast. It was held at The Inn at New Hyde Park on Saturday, February 29, 2020.
The event featured a panel discussion and fireside chat with a diverse group of local and state leaders and politicians. Panelists fielded questions regarding legislative priorities such as public funding for public schools, vaping and marijuana, the vaccine bill, the maximum room temperature bill, interventions for dyslexia, the tax cap, bail reform, special education funding, initiatives to support a diverse teaching workforce, and school calendars.
In attendance at the breakfast, were members of the NYS Senate and NYS Assembly, the Nassau-Suffolk School Board Association (NSSBA), the Long Island Education Coalition (LIEC), the Nassau County Council of School Superintendents (NCCSS), the Reform Educational Financing Inequities Today (REFIT), BOCES, and the NYS PTA.
“The Farmingdale Council of PTAs is very appreciative that Assistant Superintendent Dr. William Brennan, FFT Rep. Esther Hernandez-Kramer, and Farmingdale Board of Education Trustee Kathy Lively were able to attend with us,” said PTA Council President Colleen Giordano. “It was an important day of advocacy and we appreciate the support of our administration and teachers.”