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March 31, 2000 

Mary Bediako
District Clerk
Office of the Board of Education
Freeport Union Free School District
235 N. Ocean Avenue,
Freeport, NY 11520

Dear Madam Clerk, 

It is essential to the maintenance of a democratic society that the public business be performed in an open and public manner and that the citizens of this state be fully aware of and able to observe the performance of public officials ... and listen to the deliberations and decisions that go into the making of public policy. The people must be able to remain informed if they are to retain control over those who are their public servants. It is the only climate under which the commonweal will prosper and enable the governmental process to operate for the benefit of those who created it. Pub Officers Law, Art 7 100.

It is in this spirit that in the name of all the qualified voters of the Freeport Union Free School District that have signed the annexed petitions, I respectfully request, that pursuant to the laws of NYS, the District's by-laws and the duly passed Board resolution of March 22, 2000, that the following Proposition in substantially the following form shall be presented to the qualified voters of the District at the Annual Meeting and Election of May 16, 2000.


  1. That the District Policy Manual be posted on the District web site www.freeportschools.org.

  2. That all notices of "emergency" or "special" meetings of the Board of Education ("Board") be posted on the District web site, in a place linked to the index page with a radio button entitled "Emergency and Special meetings of the Board."

  3. All meetings of the Board, for which a quorum is present, be video taped from gavel to gavel, and that two copies of said tapes be given to the library within two business days of said meeting. Furthermore, the minutes of said meetings will be posted on the District web site within the time limits required by law. 

    Respectfully Submitted,

    Stewart S. Lilker



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