Bruce Fichtman, President of the North Shore Schools Federated Employees, stated, “A fair settlement was overwhelming approved by our membership for the benefit of our students and the community. It represents the professional values of our dedicated faculty and their desire to save the North Shore Schools under the tax levy limit law, now and in the future.”
Dr. Melnick reiterated that many of the teaching positions and academic programs that were in jeopardy when he first presented the 2012-13 Budget Proposal in January 2012 would now be restored thanks to this historic collaborative agreement. Dr. Melnick concluded by saying, “Thanks to the Board of Education and the professional commitment of the North Shore Federated Employees, the North Shore School District is in a much better position than most other public school districts.
The continued success of the developing public-private partnership with the Viking Foundation will help to provide long-term stability and maintain the extraordinary quality of education provided by North Shore during these challenging times.
If you have any questions regarding any of this information, please contact Superintendent Dr. Edward Melnick at 277-7801 or email him at email@example.com. For further information, please visit school website at www.northshoreschools.org. Additionally, to learn more about the Viking Foundation, please visit www.NSVikings.org or email them at info@NSVikings.org.
Article and photos by Shelly Newman