Discussing Government Roles

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In coordination with their recent social studies lessons, Suffolk County Legislator William J. Lindsay III recently paid the third grade students of Idle Hour Elementary School a visit to discuss the importance of voting and what it’s like to work within the New York State government. 

To begin his presentation, the students were asked what the three branches of government consisted of, to which they correctly answered by stating judicial, legislative and executive. 

During the course of his visit, students learned of the multistep process which is required to pass laws, and took part in a fun activity – which choice they would prefer: no school on Friday or no homework during the week. Prior to making their decision, the students debated on important pros and cons of both sides, and ultimately came to a respectful conclusion that they would prefer there be no homework issued, alongside a full, five-day week of school.