District trustees attend annual SCOPE Dinner Meeting

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Superintendent of Schools Dr. Joseph Giani and newly elected Board of Education trustees President E. Anne Hayes, Melissa Aruta, Clyde Parker and Cameron Trent attended the SCOPE Education Services’ 35th Annual Dinner Meeting, held at Oakdale’s Bourne Mansion on Aug. 8. The event served as a networking opportunity for new and returning superintendents and board of education trustees, as well as other education system professionals.
SCOPE provides a vast array of school district services, including before and after-school childcare programs, school enrichment programs and professional development. 

Speakers included Nassau-Suffolk School Boards Association Executive Director Lorraine Deller, SCOPE Board of Directors President Charles Russo, Roger Tilles, who serves as Long Island’s representative on the New York State Board of Regents, and New York State Commissioner of Education MaryEllen Elia. Topics included the implications of the 2020 Census and the importance of districts working to assure that everyone is counted, equity and New York State education standards. 

In her comments about equity in education and serving the entire population of  students on Long Island, Commissioner Elia said, “All of you need to be involved and make sure you think of ALL students on Long Island.”