Editor's Note: The following is from Michael Pappas, Levittown Board of Education President.
I would like to thank everyone for doing there part in the massive effort
to re-open the Levittown School District in a safe and orderly manner.
It was no small feat, led and accomplished by our Superintendent Dr.
The opening of our schools went exceptionally well Monday. Students and
teachers enjoyed the light, heat, safety and camaraderie our safe and
secure buildings provided. Most enjoyed a hot lunch too. In the schools
that I visited most parents spoke the same theme, many using the same
phrase...." a little return to normalcy for the children".
Our attendance for both students and staff was remarkably high, ( approx
92 and 95% respectively). This is a tribute to the resiliency and
strong spirit of our parents, teachers administrators, staff and of
course the students themselves. All of our departments, especially our
transportation department ran smoothly as all of our buildings were more
than ready for the "re-opening." Our Morning and afternoon programs
were up and running as well as our after school activities. We received a
fuel delivery today, and have enough diesel fuel on hand to keep the
buses running for at least two weeks.
As Board of Education President, and more importantly, as a Levittown
resident, I am so proud of the way our community has come together to
help one another during this emergency. I'm proud of how our faculty and
staff, our Supt. Dr. James Grossane, his Central office staff and our
Board of Education has shone so brightly in this still ongoing crisis.
As always, the Levittown community stands strong when times are
toughest, as residents continue to reach out to those still in need of
These are some of the many reasons I proudly say my children attend classes in the Levittown School District!