To the Editor,
My wife and I moved to Eastchester in 1999 to raise our family because we were impressed by all the town had to offer, including its great school system.
I am glad to see the level of cooperation and support of our schools by Supervisor Tony Colavita and his administration. During his tenure, he called for the first joint public meeting of the Eastchester school board and the town board to solve the traffic and parking issues around the high school and middle school area. The town expanded the middle school parking lot, closed the dangerous driveway from the lot to White Plains Road and added more spaces on some of the streets surrounding the school. He supported the Communities That Care Program and has vowed to continue the police department’s D.A.R.E. program despite budget pressures. He always personally appears at school board meetings to recognize the efforts of the school board during School Board Recognition Week. He never misses a graduation and has been very supportive of our Eastchester Eagles Sports Club.
Both the town and the schools have worked together through Supervisor Colavita’s Sports Council to best utilize each other’s playing fields. The town stepped right up when the high school’s turf field was deemed no longer playable and made sure our kids would continue to play home games at Haindl Field. The ripple effect of the loss of one field is immense and the town Recreation Department and Colavita are doing their best to work with Jason Karol, the Eastchester high school athletic director, to re-shuffle all of the team schedules to accommodate everyone as best as possible.
I am supporting Tony Colavita on Election Day as town supervisor of Eastchester. Keep up the good work.