Dear Parents, Students and Members of the Malverne School District Community,
Welcome to the 2016-17 school year!
I, and the entire Board of Education, have been overwhelmed with pride for this community – its students, its parents, the schools, the teachers and staff employed at the schools – and the successes that result when an entire community works together for the benefit of educating its youngest members. As a result of the community coming together for this common cause and exemplary leadership from its administration, the Malverne schools are truly flourishing. And for that, we all thank you.
This year alone our schools have been named the sole Schools of Opportunity Gold Award recipient on Long Island; a Reward School for the first time; been named to the Advanced Placement Honor Roll; been ranked – for four years in a row - among the top high school’s in the nation on The Washington Post’s Most Challenging High Schools list; initiated a STEM initiative in all four schools; boasted a 96 percent graduation rate and record-breaking AP Scholars, All-County Artists and honor roll qualifications.
Also in the coming weeks, we will be preparing for our bond vote. The bond is very important to us as it represents going forward and the needs necessary to take our students’ education to the next level, in particular with regards to the STE(A)M initiatives. Our buildings – specifically the high school – simply cannot accommodate the growing curricular demands and space requirements for the programs that our students need and want. Detailed information is available on this site and will be forthcoming in the mail and other platforms as September progresses. The vote will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at Howard T. Herber Middle School from 7am to 9pm. Please join me in voting on this important bond for our students.
I urge you all to join myself and the Board of Education in taking PRIDE in our school community. Stay informed via the district’s website and its robust social media presence on Facebook and Twitter. As always, you can reach out to the Board directly via firstname.lastname@example.org. I hope to see you at the various school functions throughout the year.
John “Jack” Tulley
President, Board of Education