The New Hyde Park-Garden City Park Board of Education held a meeting on Monday, January 7. Here are some of the things you may have missed.
- The New Hyde Park Road School has adopted Lincoln Orens Middle School in the Island Park School District, which was devastated after Hurricane Sandy, collecting over $5,300 to purchase gift cards from various retailers for the Christmas season.
- “I would say ‘thank you’ to them that they were really, really great,” trustee Frank Miranda said.
- A corrected AED rate of pay was tabled until the February meeting after questions were raised by trustee Joan Romagnoli.
- The rate for AED supervision is $5 per 20 minute session in the a.m. from 7:45 a.m. to 8:05 a.m. and $15 per hour from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- The board approves the rate one a year after the budget, typically in June.
- According to assistant superintendent of finance Michael Frank the working at the December 2012 board meeting was incorrect.
- “We didn’t have the 20 minute session,” superintendent Robert Katulak explained, adding that action was taken in December because “the people who needed to be approved were not on the agenda, so we had to have their names. It didn’t have 20 minute sessions and it said $12 and not it’s $15.”
- The board accepted a grant from the Hillside Grade School PTA in the amount of $805. They also moved that money previously accepted from the PTAs be accepted as grants and not as donations.
- Garden City Park School teachers Lauren Widmer and Denise Connolly were each awarded $250 grants from the Nassau Educators Federal Credit Union.
- The board accepted a donation of 227 copies of the Newbery Medal winning novel “The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle” from Scholastic as well as one iPad from Pearson.
- A PTA fundraiser at the Manor Oaks School for a St. Jude’s Math-a-thon was approved.
- A total of 16 teachers had their salary schedules reclassified due to increases in Masters degree programs. The new salary schedules will be effective Feb. 1, 2013.
- A total of six substitute teachers were appointed as of Jan. 8, 2013.
- The board approved the resignation of a permanent cafeteria monitor assigned to Hillside Grade School, effective Nov. 13, 2012.
- Appointments of a probationary cleaner and substitute cleaner were approved by the board.
- A request for an extension of child care leave for teacher Leonilla DiBartolomeo from Feb. 1, 2013 to June 30, 2013 was approved.
- The following flow-through contracts were approved:
- Association for Children with Down Syndrome
- Bilinguals Inc.
- Brookville Center for Children’s Services
- Cooper Kids Therepy Associates
- Developmental Disabilities Institute
- Henry Viscardi School
- Interdisciplinary Center for Child Development
- Kids First Evaluation Advocacy Center
- Kidz Therepy Services
- Marion K. Salomon & Associates
- Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf
- SEEDS of the Willistons
- Variety Child Learning Center
- The board approved a contract with Paul Zelinsky for an author assembly at the Manor Oaks School.
- A contract was signed with Medieval Times for the Hillside Grade School sixth grade class trip on March 13, 2013.
- Emergency transportation contracts were approved with the following providers: Dell for Nov. 26-28, 2012; Veterans Transportation for Nov. 26, 2012; Dell for Dec. 7, 2012; Dell for Dec. 10, 2012.
- A letter of engagement was signed with the district’s internal auditors, Cullen & Danowski. The internal auditor conducts risk assessment, certifies that state controls are adhered to and makes recommendations.
The next meeting of the New Hyde Park-Garden City Park Board of Education is Monday, February 11 at 8 p.m. at the Hillside Grade School. A budget input session will precede the regular meeting at 7:30 p.m.