Staff members from William Floyd pose for a photo

The William Floyd School District has been selected as a top workplace in the inaugural Newsday Long Island Top Workplaces competition for 2018. This honor is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a free, anonymous and optional third-party survey administered to all district employees this past April by Newsday’s research partner, Energage, LLC, a leading nationwide provider of technology-based employee engagement tools which has surveyed more than 47,000 organizations across the United States. The Top Workplaces survey measured several aspects of workplace culture including alignment, connection, leadership and performance.

The William Floyd School District was one of only 74 organizations to receive this award and was ranked seventh of the top 15 large workplaces ahead of organizations such as Catholic Health Services of Long Island, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. William Floyd was also just one of only two school districts selected for this honor (William Floyd and Malverne) and the only one in the large workplaces category.

“This award is a testament to the positive culture of collaboration and collegiality that happens every day in the William Floyd School District,” said Kevin M. Coster, Superintendent of Schools. “Our employees, who are the utmost professionals and take great pride in all that they do, understand that their vast efforts on behalf of our students are valued and appreciated every single day. That culture always translates into a successful organization which is so important for the students and the families whom we serve. I congratulate the entire faculty and staff on this well-deserved honor.”

Yellow banner that reads "top long island work places 2018 Newsday"

With approximately 1,400 employees and a student body of about 8,700 students from the communities of Shirley, Mastic, Mastic Beach and Moriches, the William Floyd School District continues on its upward trajectory which includes the highest graduation rate ever, an increased credit rating and confidence in the financial operations of the district, as well as a host of opportunities for students including STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), career and technical education, music, the arts, athletics, a forthcoming capital project that will transform our schools and community for years to come, and so much more. The William Floyd School District has 10 schools – William Floyd High School, William Paca Middle School, William Floyd Middle School, John S. Hobart Elementary School, Tangier Smith Elementary School, Moriches Elementary School, Nathaniel Woodhull Elementary School, William Floyd Elementary School and its two newest schools – the Floyd Academy and the William Floyd Learning Center – which provides smaller student-to-teacher ratios.

Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage, said of the recipients, “Top Workplaces is more than just recognition. Our research shows organizations that earn the award attract better talent, experience lower turnover, and are better equipped to deliver bottom-line results. Their leaders prioritize and carefully craft a healthy workplace culture that supports employee engagement.”

William Floyd and the rest of the award winners are featured on the Newsday website and there will be a special pull-out section in the Sunday, October 28 edition of Newsday.

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