Trip to DC for strong public schools

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Robert Vecchio, President of the William Floyd Board of Education, recently joined a delegation from Suffolk County as well as representatives from more than 700 school boards and state school board association leaders from across the nation in Washington D.C., to advocate for strong public schools for all students as part of the National School Boards Association (NSBA) 2015 Advocacy Institute held February 1-3.
Mr. Vecchio, along with his Suffolk County colleagues, participated in meetings with Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, as well as Representatives Peter King and William Floyd alumnus, Lee Zeldin. With the 114th Congress now in full swing, the institute came at a pivotal time for school board members to hone their advocacy skills and use them on Capitol Hill to influence the outcome of the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Act (ESEA), and affect legislation to ensure maximum local flexibility and decision-making for districts.

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