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Letter: Supt. aid a struggling district?

Dr. Carole G. Hankin, Superintendent of Schools, walks

Dr. Carole G. Hankin, Superintendent of Schools, walks in a decorated hallway at Baylis Elementary School, Syosset. (Sept. 21, 2004) Credit: Newsday/Karen Wiles Stabile

Now that "super superintendent" Carol Hankin is resigning from the Syosset school district, maybe a low-performing school district should hire her and see if she can do the same stellar job ["A top-paid school chief is resigning," News, July 3].

Extrapolate however you prefer, but Syosset schools would have done well no matter who was at the helm, and anyone who says otherwise would buy the Brooklyn Bridge. The district has intense parental involvement and interest, students who value academics, and, least important but necessary, dollars!

Realistically, all the money in the world is not the answer to the problems in these low-performing districts. Change a lightbulb during a power failure. Does the light go on?

Frank Grunseich, Deer Park