The Herricks Board of Education held a meeting on Thursday, May 24. Here are some of the things you may have missed.
Bond Anticipation Notes
- The board of education approved the sale of $6.29 million in bond anticipation notes at an interest rate of .316 percent.
- Board trustee Peter Grisafi noted that by using the bond anticipation notes, which were first suggested by Superintendent Dr. John Bierwirth, the district has saved money.
- Dr. Bierwirth noted the savings could be thousands of dollars.
Other Board News
- Bell Auto has been approved to do the district’s drivers education program for the 2012-2013 school year. The cost is $315 a student and $1,000 in insurance for each car. The cost of this program has increased $10 from the previous year.
- The board accepted the donation of cameras and lenses from the Herricks Art Boosters Association. The cameras will be given to the creative photography group.
- A measure regarding MSG Varsity and Herricks was tabled as Dr. Bierwirth noted that more funding from the cable sports network is going to Section VIII schools while the district still has the same financial agreement. Dr. Bierwirth mentioned that Herricks will look at potentially coming together with other districts to get a joint contract and/or continuing other routes of negotiations.
- The board accepted the donation of a sectional couch from an anonymous family that will be used in the Shelter Rock Academy.
The next meeting of the Herricks Board of Education will be on Thursday, June 7 at 7:15 p.m. at the .