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Though it was a Board of Education special session involving a few personnel items, followed by a public work session and the final budget hearing, a handful of Garden City parents persisted in making their displeasure with some schools’ reopening conditions in the district known during a May 4th meeting at Garden City High School.
One parent who stood before the Board of Education to give her public comments was Marie Oliveri, a parent of a Locust School kindergartener. Oliveri commented on the restrictions in-place as the district continued the reopening of primary and elementary schools. She said that during the entire course of eight months she has not gotten the opportunity to be inside Locust School. She told the Board that “the future is in question” for her kindergartener and her young child, a toddler.
“I do not have a PhD or law degree and I did not prepare to say anything [at a prior Board meeting], however I’m a mother and it’s the hardest job in the world and I am my son’s most important advocate. Despite all the restrictions he’s having a great year. He is absolutely loving kindergarten, he has many friends and an awesome teacher. However […]