At the August 25 Herricks Board of Education meeting, the Searingtown Elementary School PTA was recognized as being New York State PTA’s inaugural unit-level winner of the newly created NYS PTA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award.
This award honors NYS PTA Units, Councils or Regions that demonstrate a leadership commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through recruitment, training and retention efforts including multicultural, gender-diverse and special needs appropriate programming or events, inclusive outreach activities, or other initiatives.
Searingtown Elementary School PTA brought to their school a variety of books from an array of different cultures through their monthly SearReads program and further hosted a culturally diverse bookfair for National Book Reading month. They also invited two children’s authors for a virtual visit to celebrate diversity and greatly supported DEI initiatives in their school and community.
Herricks is very proud and appreciates the commitment of the members of the PTA throughout the district.