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NHP-GCP Board of Ed Notebook: December 10

Other news from the December 10 board of education meeting.

The New Hyde Park-Garden City Park Board of Education held a meeting on Monday, December 10. Here are some of the things you may have missed.

Garden City Park School Gym Windows

  • Trustee Patricia Rudd commented on the new gym windows at the Garden City Park School.
  • “It looks like a brand new school,” she said, questioning if the metal bars would be reinstalled.
  • The windows are damage and impact resistant.
  • Superintendent Robert Katulak said that the shades and sills are being measured and would be coming in the next two to three weeks.

Retirement Plan

  • The board approved an amendment to the district’s 403(b) retirement plan.
  • “This was just about the way their 403(b) is run as far as I understand,” board president Ernest Gentile said.
  • “There’s no additional cost.” added superintendent Robert Katulak, noting that the revisions are required by the IRS.

Donations

  • A donation of $70.75 was accepted from the Manor Oaks PTA for the purchase of balls, cones and equipment bags for recess.
  • A donation of $1,350 was accepted from the Garden City Park PTA for a cultural arts even with Darlene Graham Productions.
  • Checks in the amount of $3,129 were donated by the Manor Oaks School PTA to be used towards the sixth grade trip to Chelsea Piers on June 3, 2013.

Other Board News

  • Trustee Rudd will attend the Federal Relations Network Conference in Washington, DC from Jan. 27-29, 2013 as the Long Island representative of the New York State School Boards Association.
  • A PTA fundraiser at the New Hyde Park Road School for Hurricane Sandy Adopt a School was approved. The school for which funds will be raised is located in Island Park.
  • The board approved the purchase of a NutriKids point of sale lunch program system from Eastern Suffolk BOCES which was recommended by the auditors and the audit committee. The cost of the system is to be paid out of the school lunch fund’s fund balance.

The next meeting of the NHP-GCP Board of Education will be on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013 at 8 p.m. at the Garden City Park School.

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