Selden, NY –Suffolk County Legislator Tom Muratore was recently honored at a Board of Education meeting of the Middle Country School District in Selden.
The meeting was held at Newfield High School, where Legislator Muratore was presented a Certificate of Appreciation for his support of school bus and student safety. Earlier this year, Muratore sponsored Resolution 260, which was adopted by the entire Suffolk County Legislature, to designate “Operation Safe Stop Day” in Suffolk County on April 27, 2017. Operation Safe Stop is a statewide program designed to promote school bus safety through education and enforcement efforts. The district held a poster contest in the elementary schools to promote bus safety, and the finalists were on hand to display their posters to the public.
“An estimated 50,000 motor vehicles illegally pass New York State school buses every day,” stated Legislator Muratore. “That statistic is astounding to me—50,000 times each day, we put our most valued resource, our children, in peril. The awareness provided by Operation Safe Stop is crucial in preventing school bus accidents that could result in injury or death. It was an honor to be recognized by the Middle Country School Board, and to see the efforts of the students to create safety awareness.”
(Photo, left to right: Doreen Feldmann, Board Trustee, Middle Country School Superintendent Dr. Roberta Gerold, student Anthony Mahig, Suffolk County Legislator Tom Muratore, students Sophia Kovalsky and Lily Lacey, Dawn Sharrock, Board Trustee, Dr. Diana Cook, Administrator, and Dr. Karen Lessler, School Board President.)