The Board of Education held a meeting on Monday, May 7. Here are some of the things you may have missed.
Code of Conduct
- A code of conduct was approved for the 2012-13 school year which includes recommended changes from the Dignity for All Students Act which must be in place by July 2012.
- “Every year we have a committee that looks at the code of conduct that consists of administrators, teachers and parents – PTA representatives themselves – by appointing parents. The code of conduct is being revised so that we’re in compliance with the Dignity for All Students Act,” Superintendent Robert Katulak said, thanking the committee or their work.
- The board recognized the achievements of students who had placed in the Long Island Science Fair, recently held at :
- first place: Matthew Rowinsky
- second place: Shane Sam, Jithin Thomas, Myan Moon
- third place: Kayla Loubriel; Jacqueline Lai, Caroline Bak.
- A group of also presented their projects, including fourth grader Gabriel Wong of the Manor Oaks School who studied math in cooking, fifth grader Nicole Joseph of the New Hyde Park Road School whose project was math in music and sixth grader Danielle Schwartz of the Hillside Grade School who looked at movies and finances.
- The district renewed their agreement with Harbor Day Care for a Universal Pre-K program. The program is housed at the . An after-school program was also approved with Glen Cove YMCA for the 2012-13 school year contingent upon certification by the NY State Office of Children and Family Services.
- Emergency transportation contracts were approved with We Transport to the Children’s Readiness Center and Dell Transportation to the due to the resignation of a bus driver.
- A health and welfare services contract was approved with the Manhasset School District.
- A contract for locksmith repairs was approved with Brookhaven Locksmith.
Other Board News
- The board approved the retirement of cleaner Francis Ragaglia, effective June 22, 2012. Extensions of childcare leave were granted to Leonilla DiBartolomeo and Elizabeth Powers.
- The following district policies were adopted after their second readings: Duties of the District Clerk; Students with Life Threatening Health Conditions. First readings of revisions were held on the following District policy: Sexual Harassment and Bullying Prevention and Intervention.
- The following PTA fundraisers were approved for the : Kindergarten Slide SHow; American Heart Association – Lip Sync; Juvenile Diabetes – Principal for a Day.
- A $2,500 grant from the Red Robin Foundation U-ACT Program was accepted. According to teacher Judith LaRocca, the school is also in the running for an additional $5,000.
- Letters of engagement were approved with the district’s auditing firms of R.S. Abrams (external auditor), Nawrocki Smith (internal claims auditor) and Cullen & Danowski (internal auditor) for the 2012-13 school year. A consulting contract with Edgewater was also approved.
- The district will participate in a cooperative bid for intermunicipal transportation with Nassau BOCES for 2012-13 school year.
- A settlement agreement in a custodial matter was approved.
The next meeting of the NHP-GCP Board of Education will be on Monday, June 11 at 8 p.m. at the .