Students Honor Board of Education

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Dozens of students and Babylon district faculty were on hand for the Dec. 3 board of education meeting, during which the board members were recognized for their hard work and dedication to the students and community.
    
Superintendent of Schools Richard S. Rozakis opened the evening by expressing his gratitude to the dedicated group of Babylon board members who volunteer their time to lead the district in a positive direction. “The Babylon community parents, staff and students extend their thanks for your tireless and voluntary efforts,” Rozakis said. “We congratulate you on the occasion of school board recognition.”
    
The Babylon school board meets at least twice a month throughout the year, giving their own time as unpaid elected trustees to make decisions about educational policy. Decisions made by the school board ultimately lead to Babylon students receiving the best education possible. They do it because they care about the students, the local community and the quality of education the students in Babylon receive.
    
Each of the three district principals presented the board members with tokens of appreciation, including artwork created by elementary and grade school students. While Babylon’s younger students were not in attendance, Babylon Memorial Grade School Principal Randee Bonagura and Babylon Elementary School Principal Dana Basile were there on behalf of the children. Later in the evening, Babylon High School Principal Al Cirone, with the assistance of fine arts director Angela Turk, announced that high school students would be giving the board “the gift of music.” Babylon’s high school string ensemble, as well as several wind musicians, performed a medley of holiday classics, much to the delight of the school board and meeting attendees.