Education Leaders Attend 13th Annual SCSSA Advocacy Workshop
On Saturday, Jan. 12, the Suffolk County School Superintendents Association hosted its 13th annual Advocacy Workshop. Superintendents of schools and Board of Education trustees from throughout Suffolk County joined together to hear from advocacy experts and to discuss plans to continue their advocacy efforts for students and school districts in Suffolk County.
Dr. Kenneth R. Bossert, Elwood UFSD superintendent of schools and association president, welcomed the attendees to the workshop. Then, Dr. Roberta A. Gerold, superintendent of the Middle Country CSD, along with Mr. Lars Clemensen, superintendent of Hampton Bays UFSD and Mr. Gerard W Poole, superintendent of Shoreham-Wading River CSD, presented the association’s 2018-19 legislative priorities and emphasized the importance of advocating both on the local and state levels. Julie M. Marlette, director of government relations for the New York State School Boards Association and this year’s keynote speaker, shared valuable insight into the legislative processes in Albany and the strategies needed for effective advocacy.
Following the presentations, time was set aside for representatives from each school district to discuss and plan their own future advocacy efforts.