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Board Of Ed Adopts 2014-15 Budget

After months of reviewing the budget line items page-by-page, the North Shore Board of Education adopted the 2014-15 Budget Proposal on April 3. Earlier in the year, trustees agreed not to exceed the cap. This year, the proposed budget is under the allowable tax levy limit by approximately $300,000. On May 20, the community will vote on a total budget of $95,850,329, which represents a budget-to-budget increase of 1.98 percent from last year. 

 

In mid-January, Superintendent Dr. Ed Melnick presented the initial 2014-15 budget proposal to the board. Prior to his initial presentation, Dr. Melnick met with the principals and administrators of each school building and removed approximately $2 million dollars.

Trustees then spent months reviewing the line items on each page and removed over $1 million from the preliminary budget proposal

 

On Tuesday, April 24, Meet the Candidates Night will take place in the high school cafeteria and on May 8, the board will hold a Town Meeting/Budget Reading.  Voter registration will take place on Saturday, May 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Central Office, 112

Franklin Ave., Sea Cliff. Voter Registration forms are available at all of the schools in each of the main offices or in the Central Office/Administration building. 

 

There will be two “Budget Gathering” sessions open to the community:  Monday, May 5, at Glenwood Landing School in the GWL Theatre at 9 a.m., and Tuesday, May 6, in the North Shore High School library at 7 p.m. 

 

The Budget Vote/Election of Trustees is on Tuesday, May 20 in the North Shore High School gymnasium from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Information regarding the school budget can be found on the district website at www.northshoreschools.org. If you would like to host a budget coffee, please contact Shelly Newman at 516-277-7840 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


News

Richie Cannata may be best known for his song credits but his name will become a part of history this week. Cannata, a 28-year resident and business owner of Glen Cove, will be inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame on Thursday, Oct. 23 at The Paramount in Huntington.

 

As a member of the Billy Joel Band, the saxophone player was propelled to fame in 1975 when he joined the band and played on songs including “New York State of Mind” and “Scenes from an Italian Restaurant.”

If Heather Lehrman is not yet a familiar face to local pet owners, her name is likely to soon become a household name to dog lovers and families with young children, as her children’s book, Bullied at the Dog Park, was released this week. The book is based on a real-life incident with her own dog, Herbie, and fans will have a chance to meet her and Herbie at a book signing at Petco in Glen Cove on Saturday, Oct. 25.

 

“I wanted to help get the message out in my own way about the effects of bullying,” says Lehrman, a resident of Great Neck. “This book teaches children valuable lessons about treating all dogs (and people) with respect, and the importance of simple kindness.”


Sports

On Tuesday, Oct. 7, the Glen Cove Finley Middle School opened their football season with a home game against Thompson Middle School. The game opened with the Glen Cove offense going on a nice drive, which saw quarterback Mike Vaughan score on a 30-yard touchdown run. 

Six North Shore High School athletes competed in the 2014 JCC Maccabi Games and led the New York Delegation to victory, winning gold. The students included Jacob Abramowitz, Brett Bennett, Drew Jacklin, Ben Lerner, Josh Mandell, and Ben Saltzman. The Maccabi Games is a week-long Olympic tournament for Jewish teenage athletes, ages 14-16 years old. It is held in numerous venues across the United States. 

 

Bennett proudly said, “Competing in the Maccabi Games was a unique and thrilling experience for me. It not only was a highly competitive basketball tournament, but it also emphasized the importance of building strong values such as good sportsmanship, leadership, team unity, compassion and respect.

This, for me, was an experience of a lifetime!” 


Calendar

PTA Meeting - October 15

Live Music - October 16

Wine Tasting - October 17


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