In celebration of School Board Recognition Week, which is proclaimed each year by the New York State School Boards Association at the end of October, the North Merrick School District recognized the seven board trustees for their dedicated service at the November 13 meeting.
Noted Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Cynthia Seniuk: "You are volunteers who spend countless hours away from your families to provide oversight of this district - so that our schools feel like home!"
She then announced a special surprise by introducing the trustees' families as they entered into the room to greet them. The unit presidents then expressed their gratitude to the board, and art teacher Jessica Marciana created drawings illustrating what board members bring to the district as a gift for each trustee. After photos, everyone enjoyed a brief chat, coffee and cake before the regular board meeting resumed.