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Spotlight on Long Island Schools
SPOTLIGHT ON LONG ISLAND SCHOOLS
Saturdays 10:30am – 11:00am
Your Host: Bob Vecchio
Heard every Saturday at 10:30 am, “Spotlight on Long Island Schools” is a 30 minute show highlighting LI School Districts, specific schools, students, and teachers. It promotes school pride moments, communicates school messages and curriculum, while providing thought-provoking interviews and discussions with school officials and educational leaders in the communities we serve.
Bob Vecchio is the current Executive Director of the Nassau-Suffolk School Boards Association which serves the members of over 100 Boards of Education throughout Long Island.
Prior to his current position, Mr. Vecchio worked for 30 years in healthcare accounting for a drug and alcohol rehab based in Westhampton Beach, NY.
Bob also was first elected to serve on the William Floyd School District Board of Education in 2003 and served for 18 years as a trustee and was the Board of Education President for 15 of those 18 years. He served on their board until 12/31/2021.
Mr. Vecchio also served as a trustee for St Jude’s Roman Catholic Church for 6 years and has been a member of the Town of Brookhaven’s Board of Ethics Committee since 2016 and is currently it’s Vice-Chairman.
Bob also spearheaded the effort to start the Brookhaven NY chapter of “Our Community Salutes” a national not for profit that annually recognizes graduating high school seniors who are enlisting into the Nation’s Armed forces. Mr. Vecchio is the Co-Chairperson of this chapter.
In May 2015, Mr. Vecchio was recognized by the New York State School Boards Association by receiving their first ever Champion for Change award, which recognized Bob’s outstanding school board service and leadership statewide.
In 2019 he was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the Nassau Suffolk School Board’s Association. He has also been recognized numerous times for his outstanding leadership in the community by multiple organizations.
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