Truesdale Lake  

South Salem, New York

Redistricting Truesdale Petition

Proposed redistricting plan splits Lake Truesdale down the middle.

Proposed redistricting plan splits Lake Truesdale down the middle.

Dear Lake Truesdale Community Members,

I am a member of your lake community, I live among the Vreeland Properties on Hoyt Street. I have lived here for 9 years. I am very concerned with the redistricting of Lake Truesdale should LES close in 2014. Currently, The Board of Education’s plan divides Lake Truesdale’s families between two elementary schools (Meadow Pond and Increase Miller), should LES close for the 2014-15 school year. If you click on the petition, I have attached a map illustrating the division which is cut directly through the lake.

I learned this after attending the last Board of Education meeting last week. This was very disturbing to me, and so I created this petition that I have been walking around the neighborhood with. Some of you might have signed already- if so, thank you!

I am saddened that our beloved community would be cut in half – I believe this will have negative impact long term on our community as a whole. Regardless of your opinion on school closing, it would be best for all of us to keep our lake community together through this if at all possible. This is what I am trying to communicate to the Board of Education and I need your help.

If you agree with me, that Lake Truesdale should be kept together should LES be closed in 2014, please sign the petition. 120 community members from around the lake have signed already. We need to make our voices heard. The final meeting is on December 19, one week from now when the board will vote on the plan.

The petition states:

We, the undersigned, are concerned citizens who urge our Board of Education to act now to revise the redistricting of Lake Truesdale if LES is closed. Please keep our lake community neighborhood intact and keep the children at the same Elementary School.


Thank you for your time- if any of you would like to talk to me further about this please email or call me at any time. You can also email the board at if you would like to address this with the board directly.

Brooke Andrews

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