Tuesday's Bellmore Board of Education meeting steered away from the normal board happenings and instead honored the board and their efforts over the course of the year.
Dr. Joseph S. Famularo, the district superintendent, played "MC" as the Bellmore Board of Education was honored with several speeches, special gifts from a number of associations including the PTA, and, most importantly, a short play from the students entitled, "Let's Hear it for the Heroes."
Cliff Molinelli, Reinhard principal, was appreciative of the work the board has been doing.
"I would like to thank the board of education for the countless hours you've put in and all of your hard work," Molinelli said. "We are truly very thankful that we work in a place where decisions are made based on kids and that's what makes Bellmore such a special place. We thank you for your hard work, your dedication and all that you do for the children of Bellmore."
After the speeches, the Bellmore students put on a play that was dedicated to their heroes: the Bellmore Board of Education.
Following the play, a student handed out roses to each of the five board members, acknowledging their hard work and dedication. Students and parents alike applauded in approval.
"Our greatest reward is seeing our children in our schools, watching them learn, watching them grow, watching them perform and seeing how much they love the entire educational experience that we work together to provide for them," Board Trustee Janet Goller said.
"It reminds school board members why they do what they do," Board of Education President Jay L.T. Breakstone added.
The meeting itself was short, but it was announced that Kristine Tully would be joining the school district as a special education teacher.
Tully received praise from several members of the audience for the hard work she has already shown, and also received a warm welcome form Molinelli and Breakstone who were both excited to have her join the Bellmore School District.