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Kings Park Board of Ed to Vote on High-Stakes Testing Resolution

Kings Park Board of Education will hold a public meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.
Kings Park Board of Education will decide whether it will join with other school districts across Long Island in formally taking a stance against the state's high-stakes testing and other mandates under the new Common Core curriculum. 

Kings Park school trustees are scheduled to vote on a resolution on the state's high-stakes testing at their last meeting of 2013 at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. 

Trustee Diane Nally asked other board of education members to work with her to draft a resolution that would express the district's concerns and stance against high-stakes testing at their Dec. 3 meeting.  

"Even though we might not be able to change a lot of what’s happening, I think we need to state publicly our feelings about these issues," Nally said on Dec. 3. 

Several neighboring school districts, including Commack and Smithtown, already passed similar resolutions that call for the state to reduce high-stakes testing and re-examine the state’s Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) assessments. 

In addition to considering a resolution on high-stakes testing, Kings Park board members will also recognize the varsity girls basketball team coached by Lizz Manly for their 2013 accomplishments: undefeated League V champs, Suffolk County Class A champions, Long Island Class A Champs and placing third in New York State Championship. 

To read Kings Park Board of Education's full agenda on the district's website, click here. 

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