On Monday, April 15, the William Floyd School District welcomed Julie Marlette, director of governmental relations for the New York State School Boards Association, for a condensed half-day tour of the district. The morning began in the Rita Rech Museum of William Floyd School District History with welcome performances by the William Floyd High School String Quartet (director: Christopher Shaughnessy), the Brass Quintet (director: Michael Cordaro) and the Acabellas (director: Donia Rivera). Then Ms. Marlette enjoyed breakfast prepared by the high school Culinary Arts students and a brief history presentation of the William Floyd community by social studies teacher, Ron Gross.
Ms. Marlette then toured the high school to see the district’s award-winning Career and Technical Education academies including Automotive Technology, Barbering, Building Trades & Construction, Business, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Medical Assisting and Small Engine Repair, followed by a visit to the Freshman Academy and the Floyd Academy. The tour finished off with a visit to the William Floyd Learning Center to see the great things happening in that building!