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Roosevelt School District Earns Praise from the Nassau Suffolk School Boards Association

Board of Education recognized for exemplary work amid the pandemic

ROOSEVELT, NEW YORK (JUNE 2022) — The Roosevelt School District Board of Education was recently acknowledged by the Nassau Suffolk School Boards Association for its work to advocate for students and the community amid the pandemic.

The Board of Education was presented with a Certificate of Recognition from NSSBA honoring the tenacity, diligence and passion its members displayed in overcoming unprecedented challenges to provide for its students and support the community. Thanks to the commitment of the Board, the District was able to provide one-to-one computer access to every student, continued access to food services and added technological upgrades during the pandemic – all while developing a budget with a 0% tax levy increase.

“The Roosevelt School District’s mission is to set the atmosphere for our students to succeed in and out of the classroom,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Deborah Wortham. “Thanks to the leadership from our Board of Education, we proved that we could continue ensuring our students have the resources to excel despite external obstacles. At the same time, the Board was mindful of the financial burden on the community and was absolute in its directive to develop a 0% tax levy increase budget. This Board has set a new standard of leadership for the Roosevelt School District.”

Board members were recognized at NSSBA’s Annual Business Meeting, where they received a certificate with the Harry Chapin quote: "We all have the potential to move the world, and the world is ready to be moved." The Roosevelt Board of Education was cited for "moving your part of the world for the benefit of your community's students.”

“It’s been an honor to lead the Board of Education through unchartered waters with their unwavering dedication to supporting our students and raising the bar of excellence that our community expects from our District,” said Board of Education President Rose Gietschier. To learn more about the Roosevelt Union Free School District, please visit the District's website at and remember to 'like' this page for more Roosevelt news.