Staff Readies for the New School Year in Copiague

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Copiague School District welcomed staff and faculty members back to school to kick off the 2018-2019 school year during Superintendent’s Conference Day on Sept. 4 at the Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School auditorium.

Joined by central office administrators and Board of Education members, the Copiague School District community joined together for a welcome back breakfast prior to the start of activities. 

Board of Education President Laura Gavey thanked everyone for their hard work and cooperation during the construction throughout the district. “Thank you for your work on behalf of our students,” she said. “The new look of Copiague Schools that we have been able to complete together will benefit all of our students. Thanks to your hard work, this vision has become a reality with safer, secure spaces for our students to learn. Thank you for continuing to make Copiague a great place to live and learn.”

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kathleen Bannon presented a slideshow and outlined all of the bond project work completed during the last two years. She also echoed the sentiments of the board of education and thanked staff and faculty for their flexibility during the construction. Dr. Bannon recognized George Petrakis, project manager for Turner Construction, with an unsung hero award for his role in the bond projects.

After a presentation of the service awards for 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 years in the district, faculty returned to their respective buildings to prepare for the upcoming school year.