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GNPS Response to Concerns Regarding Guide Post, Nov. 17, 2023

November 17, 2023 

Dear GNPS Community,  

We sincerely value the many individuals who have taken the time to communicate with us about the unintended offense taken from the lead story featured in the November 17, 2023 issue of Great Neck North High School's student newspaper, Guidepost. We deeply regret that this has occurred.  

As a first step in addressing these concerns, we have collected and will destroy the undistributed copies of the paper. Once the Guidepost is published online, readers will observe modifications to the headline, lead, accompanying images, and content.  

We recognize the challenge of writing an article on the war is a daunting one, even for the most talented news reporters, even more so at the high school-level. We extend our most sincere apology for the response this article has elicited.  

We are confident that our continued focus on News Media Literacy moving forward will benefit both students and faculty alike. We understand that this article caused pain to many in our community who are already suffering. It is our hope that this communication is received in the manner in which it is intended. May you all have a peaceful weekend. 

Kenneth R. Bossert, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

Dan Holtzman, Ed.D.
Principal, Great Neck North High School