(MINEOLA, N.Y.) - In preparation for the 2021-2022 school year, Nassau County Legislator Siela A. Bynoe (D - Westbury) welcomed a trailblazing group of local education leaders to the Theodore Roosevelt & Executive Building on Wednesday, Aug. 4.
The gathering included Hempstead Union Free School District Superintendent Ms. Regina Armstrong; Malverne Union Free School District Superintendent Dr. Lorna Lewis; Uniondale Union Free School District Superintendent Dr. Monique Darrisaw-Akil; and Westbury Union Free School District Superintendent Dr. Tahira A. Dupree Chase.
Discussions at the meeting focused upon capital funding opportunities through the County’s Community Revitalization Grant (CRP) program; the culmination of efforts that Legislator Bynoe initiated in 2019 to bring school bus stop-arm cameras to Nassau County; long-term goals for the Superintendents’ respective school communities; opportunities for collaborative initiatives; and more.
Additional topics of conversation included opportunities for local school districts through the Nassau HUB community benefits package; workforce development contained within the proposal; and potential vocational training programs that Legislator Bynoe is currently advocating for in her role as co-chair of the Nassau HUB Community Benefits Advisory Committee’s workforce development subcommittee.
“It was truly a pleasure and a privilege to facilitate such an important discussion about the youth of our community and the future of education in the Second Legislative District,” Legislator Bynoe said. “With the new school year fast approaching, I look forward to working closely with this outstanding team of educators in pursuit of our shared mission of creating new opportunities for the families we are entrusted with serving.”
PHOTO CAPTION: Front row, from left: Malverne Union Free School District Superintendent Dr. Lorna Lewis; Legislator Siela A. Bynoe; and Westbury Union Free District Superintendent Dr. Tahira A. Dupree Chase. Back row, from left: Hempstead Union Free School District Superintendent Ms. Regina Armstrong and Uniondale Union Free School District Superintendent Dr. Monique Darrisaw-Akil.
PHOTO CREDIT - Office of Legislator Siela A. Bynoe