PHOTO: While sigining the new IDEA and other educational service contracts for the new school year, Board of Education President Zlatkin said “the Board will continue to make sure that no child is left behind.”
Zlatkin, who has been at the forefront of the recent crisis, was the one who called for the emergency meeting that resulted in swift action.
Within two business days of the emergency meeting, nursing and IDEA services commenced. The remaining educational services have not yet been finalized.
“We are still awaiting for guidance from the state on 192,” Zlatkin says. “Until then, we can’t finalize the contract.”
As a result of the emergency meeting, “children with diabetes and severe allergies will have the security of knowing that an experienced nurse is on hand in case of emergency,” Zlatkin says. “Children serviced under IDEA will start attending school. No longer will they have to endure the feeling of being left behind.”
Zlatkin also thanked board attorney Marc Zitomer and Joseph Roselle, who negotiated the last minute details of the contract on Sunday, their day off.