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Educational Advocacy
About the Committee:
The Legislative Advocacy Committee has been established to assist the Board of Education in implementing solutions regarding legislative matters.  The role of the Legislative Advocacy Committee is an advisory one , and any recommendations it provides to the Board shall not be substituted for any required review and acceptance by the Board of Education.

The Committee will center its efforts on assessing the impact of existing and proposed State and Federal education legislation, promoting legislation that supports the District’s mission, and communicating vital information to our residents.  Further, the Committee will communicate Commack’s needs to our local, State- and Federally-elected representatives (this may call for periodic visits to legislative offices both locally and in Albany).  The legislative agenda will include items such as (1) school funding matters; (2) educational issues i.e. mandated standards and assessments, graduation requirements, State teacher evaluation requirements, etc.; and (3) fiscal mandate relief.

The Legislative Advocacy Committee is comprised of the Superintendent of Schools, one (1) Board of Education member, five (5) Commack residents, two (2) High School student representatives; and one/two member(s) from each collective bargaining unit. All committee members are residents of the Commack School District. 
Meetings are open to the public, and notice of upcoming meetings is posted on the home page of the website.

Advocacy Efforts
For Students with Disabilities to Earn a Local Diploma
Regarding the June 2017 Geometry Regents scoring
Advocacy Platform
Dr. James wrote to the Chancellor regarding testing for students in grades 3-8, special education students, and English Language Learners
Testimony to the Senate Standing Committee on Education Public Hearing, The Regents Reform Agenda: “Assessing” Our Progress
on Governor Cuomo's 2015-16 Executive Budget Proposal to the Assembly on March 13, 2015
Contact Information
By Mail:  P.O. Box 150, Commack, NY 11725
By Phone:  (631) 912-2000
By Email:
Directions to Commack Schools
The Commack School District Mission Statement
Within the context of a caring community of learners, our primary mission is to provide an exemplary
learning experience that will allow each child to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, attitudes, and
values to become a successful, contributing member within our school community and greater society.
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