Dear Parents and Community Members,

For the past six years, I have proudly served as the Superintendent of Long Beach Public Schools. As a community resident, and parent of two Long Beach High School graduates, serving you in this capacity has been an incredibly rewarding experience. It has also been a pleasure to know and help many students, staff, parents and community members.


As I have already informed our Board of Education, I have made the decision to continue my commitment to educational excellence by accepting the position of Head of U.S. Public Schools for the International Baccalaureate Organization. I will officially submit my letter of resignation to the Board at a Board of Education meeting scheduled on Monday August 14, at 7:30 p.m. at Long Beach Middle School. I am committed to working with the school district through the start of the new academic year to ensure a smooth opening and transition.

Reflecting back on my time within Long Beach, I am proud of how our schools have improved, thanks to the Board of Education, our dedicated staff and a community that has supported our schools. We stood strong together in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, rebuilt our schools and continued the academic improvements we had underway.  We have put children first while at the same time stabilizing our finances.  We revised our elementary curriculum and instructional approach, introduced SPIRIT to grades three through five, established the first MYP program in Nassau County in Long Beach Middle School, developed a one-to-one Chromebook initiative for our secondary students, and have been recognized in national rankings for our college-readiness curriculum at Long Beach High School.  We have engaged students in a full range of successful arts, music and athletic opportunities that I believe are unrivaled by most districts on Long Island. I am confident that this progress will continue with the current administrative team in place.

Thank you again for your support over the past six years. I look forward to watching Long Beach Public Schools improve in the years ahead and wish our students and staff much success.


David Weiss
Superintendent of Schools