May 31, 2013 | 332 views
North Merrick schools chief to lead Nassau superintendents, advise state
North Merrick School District Superintendent David Feller will become president of the Nassau County Council of School Superintendents on June 1. With the position, he will also assume a spot on the Commissioner’s Advisory Council of the New York State Council of School Superintendents, which meets three to four times a year with the New York State Education Department commissioner, currently Dr. John King Jr.
“I am personally honored and professionally honored that I am going to be assuming the role of president of the Nassau County Council of School Superintendents,” Feller said at the North Merrick Board of Education’s May 14 meeting. “I look forward to having some input and bringing back important information to our school community.”
The Nassau County Council of School Superintendents is a body within the Nassau Board of Cooperation Education Services, the purpose of which is to allow superintendents to share information and to act cohesively on matters relating to the New York State Council of School Superintendents. Feller’s peers on the Nassau County Council elected him president.
Feller wrote in an email that, as the council president, he “will continue to advocate for a freeze on new [state] mandates” for schools. “Most, if not all, have come with hefty price tags with little or no corresponding increases in state aid to offset these costs,” he noted.
Feller has overseen the North Merrick School District, which comprises Camp Avenue, Fayette and Old Mill Road schools, since 2001.