Students Join Superintendent for Community Cleanups

Students Join Superintendent for Community Cleanups

With the goal of showing pride in the community and bolstering good citizenship, Superintendent John Dolan recently started a Superintendent’s Community Service Club for students this fall, working in conjunction with other community cleanup programs such as the Town of Islip’s Keep Islip Clean and the district’s “If You See Something, Say Something” initiative. These ongoing efforts also served to provide community service hours for East Islip’s students.

High schoolers Antonio Ditta and Enzo Ditta were the first students to be honored by Dolan and the East Islip Board of Education for their cleanup contributions. Recently, the county, town and school district were at odds over responsibility to clear overgrowth from a sidewalk, an issue which was impeding students walking to school. Antonio took it upon himself to knock on the door of the elderly woman who lived there, and offer to clear the overgrowth with his brother Enzo, beautifying the woman’s yard in the process.