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Levittown Public Schools

Superintendent of Schools

Dr. Tonie McDonald
Superintendent of Schools

February, 2018

Since my last communication with you, we have had an opportunity to meet with our internal stakeholders to discuss our security measures and protocols. I have also had many conversations, both in person, by email and on the phone with parents who have shared with me their thoughts on the alarming rise in school shootings in our country. Although I do not feel comfortable sharing all of our security protocols, I feel that I can share, without compromising the safety of our students and staff, some information about what we have done, continue to do and plan to do to enhance the safety of our students and staff. For more information, please see my Letter to the Community Regarding Our Security Measures.

February, 2018

The sad and tragic loss of young lives in Parkland, Florida has left us all numb. As this event continues to be discussed on the News and on social media, your children may look to you for information and guidance on how to react. Please feel free to use the resources below to help you as you talk with your child. Our hearts and prayers go out to those hurt, either physically or emotionally, by this senseless tragedy.

November, 2017

Dear Parent/Guardian:

We are experiencing one of the most disturbing trends we have seen in quite some time. Vaping, which was developed as a way to use tobacco without causing "secondary smoke," has become a vehicle not only for the active ingredients in tobacco, but for the active ingredients in a variety of drugs, including THC and opiates. Vaping, in addition to smoking, is a violation of our Code of Conduct and students caught vaping on school property are subject to discipline. The rise in detentions and suspensions as a result of this trend is troubling, as our students are losing valuable classroom time.

We are very troubled, as I am sure you are, about the uptick in the use of these devices and we will be focusing efforts, more than ever, to educate our students about the dangers associated with these devices. We hope that these efforts will lead to open discussion of this issue, which has plagued districts across Long Island and our nation.

If you believe your student is involved in vaping, smoking or any kind of drug use, kindly contact your school's social worker directly for help.

Tonie McDonald, Ed. D.
Superintendent of Schools

September, 2017

Our summer has drawn to a close, and we are at the beginning of a new school year. Everything's new, possibly even your school. I hope you take the time to get involved in clubs, sports and all of the wonderful and exciting things our district has to offer.

As the year begins, we will be working to collect items to bring to the people devastated by Hurricane Harvey. We hope that you will be involved in that initiative. We cannot control the weather, but we can help those who have been affected in such extraordinary ways. If you are interested, please inquire at your school about how you can help.

I look forward to seeing you at our schools.

Tonie McDonald, Ed. D.
Superintendent of Schools

Alliance To Save Public Education

I am proud to be among group of superintendents from Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester counties who gathered at South Side High School in Rockville Centre to discuss a legislative proposal to establish a special commission that would create a new teacher evaluation system.

We first came together in late February to draft and sign a letter that urged legislators to separate education reform from the state budget process. To date, the letter has 150 signatures, representing support from 13 percent of the school districts in New York State, which span a wide range of demographics - poor and wealthy, big and small, urban, rural and suburban, upstate and downstate. I am extremely proud that our Levittown Board of Education was the first Board to unanimously endorse this letter.

We are in favor of testing that values education and works for students, and believe that if the state is willing to create a commission to study the NYS teacher evaluation system, it should include relevant stakeholders as well as specialists in the field of education.

The letter drafted by the committee is linked here.

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High Schools

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Division Avenue
120 Division Ave.
Levittown NY 11756
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3369 Old Jerusalem Rd.
Levittown NY 11756
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Gerald R. Claps Career & Technical Center
150 Abbey Lane
Levittown NY 11756

Middle Schools

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Jonas E. Salk
3359 Old Jerusalem Rd.
Levittown NY 11756
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Wisdom Lane
120 Center Lane
Levittown NY 11756

Elementary Schools

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Abbey Lane
239 Gardiners Ave.
Levittown NY 11756
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East Broadway
751 Seamans Nk. Rd.
Seaford NY 11783
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Gardiners Avenue
610 Gardiners Ave.
Levittown NY 11756
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Lee Road
901 Lee Road
Wantagh NY 11793
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35 Pelican Road
Levittown NY 11756
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Summit Lane
4 Summit Lane
Levittown NY 11756