Students who are part of the West Hempstead Union Free School District’s Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council had the special opportunity to present to the board of education during a budget workshop meeting on March 5.
The nine-member council is comprised of students from the high school, middle school, George Washington and Cornwell Avenue schools. To begin the meeting, each student spoke to board trustees about opportunities they see for improvement in the district’s buildings. Items included water fountains, lockers, desks and science lab equipment.
“These students should really be commended for the hard work they put into these presentations and the courage to speak in front of administrators, the board and community members,” said district Superintendent Dan Rehman in a news release.
The next board of education budget workshop is scheduled for March 26, at 7:30 p.m., in the high school’s videoconference room, if necessary. All residents are invited to attend as the district continues its process of developing the proposed spending plan for the 2019-20 school year.