Put a Student Liaison on the Northport-East Northport Board of Education

Put a Student Liaison on the Northport-East Northport Board of Education

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James Connor started this petition to Northport East-Northport Board of Education and

My name is James Connor and I'm a student in Northport High School.

When it comes to school governance, the Board of Education exists to serve the students of the school district before all else. However all too often students' actual needs and interests are not really recognized in the Board's decisions. This isn't because they don't want to do so, but because they lack the input from students.  That's why we're requesting that the Board institute a non-voting Student Liaison position on the Board of Education that would bring students' interests and concerns directly to the Board.

While this idea already has support from some Board members and is being put onto a meeting's agenda, we need as many Board members as possible to vote yes on it. That's why we need to get as many signatures as we can on this petition.

This position has been proven to work in several school districts across the country, including Sag Harbor and Valley Stream here on Long Island, as well as Los Angeles and Philadelphia. I know that we can work together to make it a possibility here.

Step 1

Sign your name on this petition. For every name that we receive, we get one step closer to having this position enacted.

Step 2

Spread the petition on social media, including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, and follow these accounts to stay up to date with the campaign for a Student Liaison position:

Instagram: @NENUFSDstudent

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/JamesEConnor

Facebook: Northport-East Northport Student Liaison

 

Step 3

If you're feeling extra passionate about this issue, please write an email or letter to the Board. While a petition is helpful, a letter is really how we'll get the support from the Board that we need to advance this issue and get the position. If you write a letter, make sure to include: your name, who you are in relation to the school (i.e. a teacher, a sophomore, a parent, a community member), why you think this is an important position to have, and that you think it should be instituted. Finally, make sure to email it to boe@northport.k12.ny.us (the Board of Education) and robert.banzer@northport.k12.ny.us (Mr. Banzer).

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