In the coming contested election, Trustee Rebecca Sassouni is seeking re-election to the Great Neck Board of Education. The election is by mail ballot on Tuesday, June 9, and must be mailed no later than Friday, June 5, to be in time for the count.
I urge all eligible residents of the school district to make sure to cast their votes for Trustee Sassouni, who is a dedicated public servant, a superbly qualified board member and a person having a deep understanding of all educational and related issues and capable of boundless patience. Trustee Sassouni has a 20-year record of public service as an active parent of children who have been educated in Great Neck’s public schools and as a public servant in many varied capacities.
I make this assessment from the perspective of a former trustee of the Great Neck Board of Education and from my recent experiences serving for two years on the board’s Citizens Advisory Committee, which Trustee Sassouni was in charge of at the time. During the many meetings I attended, I was impressed with Trustee Sassouni’s knowledge of the numerous issues that came up, her thorough preparation and her ability to connect with the members of the committee, which was comprised of a highly varied group of individuals.
Trustee Sassouni displayed a remarkable ability to grasp complex issues and distill the essence of what was important and practical. It would be a huge loss for Great Neck to have to forgo the knowledge, judgment and commitment that Trustee Sassouni selflessly provides.
The opponent in this election has indicated a limited background and experience with the Great Neck public school system. In my opinion, his qualifications fall far short of what we need for an effective trustee of the Great Neck Board of Education. Therefore, I urge everyone eligible to vote to give their support to Trustee Rebecca Sassouni for another term in office.