Fred J. Langstaff - Immediate Past President

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Fred J. Langstaff is Immediate Past President of the New York State School Boards Association.

NYSSBA provides advocacy, training and information to school boards in support of their mission to govern the state’s public schools. The NYSSBA board establishes policies to supervise, control and direct the business of the Association. Langstaff chairs the Executive Committee and is Board Liaison to the Resolutions Committee. He was on the Operations Committee and the Investment Advisory Committee.

Langstaff has been a member of the Eastern Suffolk BOCES Board since 1998 and the board’s clerk since 2003. Previously, he served nine years on the Sayville School Board, where he was president for one year and vice president for two years.

Langstaff is active in state and federal advocacy. He co-chairs the legislative committee at Eastern Suffolk BOCES and is on the Nassau-Suffolk School Boards Legislative committee.

Langstaff is a founding member of both the 1108 Communication Credit Union and the Sayville Civic Association. He is a past member of the Sayville Chamber of Commerce.

Langstaff retired from Verizon where he worked as an outside plant technician for 32 years. He has an associate’s degree in applied science telecommunication technology from Suffolk County Community College.

Langstaff and his wife of 50+ years, Debby, live in Sayville and have two grown children and two grandchildren.


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