LBI PTA Membership Vote
On Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 6:45 pm in the EJ School, there is an emergency PTA meeting to vote on the following LBI PTA Scholarship program issue:
This is a meeting to vote ONLY. We will not be discussing anything else. Our next regular meeting is on April 17, 2013 at 6:45 pm.
On March 11, 2013, SRHS informed us that students who are full-time students of the Marine Academy of Technology & Environmental Sciences (MATES) and the Performing Arts Academy (PAA) are no longer eligible to apply for academic scholarships through the SRHS Scholarship Program. (SRHS is a sending district for the Ocean County Vocational and Technical District, which includes MATES and PAA). In the past, we had received scholarship applications from these schools’ students through the SRHS Scholarship Program to be considered for the LBI PTA scholarships. Given SRHS’s procedural change, we no longer have access to all our graduates that attend MATES or PAA through our current LBI PTA Scholarship application procedure.
There is NO change in the selection criteria. The LBI PTA awards a total of 4 scholarships: 2 academic and 2 community service scholarships.
You are voting whether you want to include applications from students that are LBI School graduates who attend MATES and PAA into the LBI PTA scholarship “pool” of candidates along with Southern Regional High School students who also apply this year. All candidates will then be assessed according to the same criteria as in the past.
You must be a current LBI PTA member to vote on this issue. If you would like to vote, but are not a current PTA member, backpack mail the $5 membership fee to Membership Chair Dawn Kennedy-Little. (Any checks should be made payable to “LBI PTA”.)
Thank you for voting on this important issue!