Richardson Resigns From Charter School Board
On Nov. 7, William Richardson resigned from his position as a member of the board of trustees for the proposed Covello Charter School in Glen Cove. Citing "attempted exploitation/segregation methods," unanswered questions on the proposal and financial issues regarding Edison Schools, (scheduled to manage the school if it's approved), Mr. Richardson added one more reason for his resignation. He said he had asked that his name not be used on the application for the charter school without his first reviewing it. "This request was blatantly disregarded," said Mr. Richardson. Mr. Richardson is a Glen Cove resident and is the executive director of the Glen Cove Economic Opportunity Council.
Hundreds Oppose Covello Charter School
In accordance with a policy adopted by the Glen Cove Board of Education on March 20, 2000, a public hearing focused on the proposed Covello Charter School was held by the board on Monday, Nov. 6 in the Wunsch Auditorium. Amid a sea of placards with the universal "no" symbol spread across the words, "Covello Charter School," hundreds of people vociferously opposed the charter school application. In lodging their opposition for the record to be sent to the Charter Schools Institute, which is reviewing the Covello application, speakers questioned the motives of the application, the lead applicant's qualifications and the financial health of Edison Schools which will manage the proposed school. Only three people spoke in favor of the charter school--the lead applicant, his wife and a representative of Edison Schools. At least one other person has publicly expressed his endorsement of the charter school since the application was filed on Aug. 1, 2000-- Glen Cove Board of Education member Phil Enright, whose letter of support was included in that application now in the process of review by the Charter Schools Institute, (CSI). A decision by the CSI whether or not to approve the Covello application is expected by Dec. 31 this year. If approved, students within a 15-mile radius would be able to apply with their home districts responsible for transportation and funding their education.
From the Glen Cove Junior Football Gridiron
On Saturday, Nov. 4, the Red Pony Team took its 8-0 record into North Babylon to play the 7-1 North Babylon White team. This was to be Glen Cove's biggest test of the year and a Glen Cove victory would assure them of home field advantage throughout the playoffs. Glen Cove's hard hitting defense took the field first and on the first play caused a Babylon fumble which was recovered by corner back Brian Monahan. On Glen Cove's first play from scrimmage Jose Lebron took the snap from center and raced 39 yards for a Glen Cove touchdown. The point after failed and Glen Cove found itself up 6-0. On North Babylon's next possession defensive end Joseph Heffernan sacked Babylon's quarterback for a big loss forcing them to punt. Jose Lebron then broke another long run of 25 yards and halfback Anthony Bellock scored on a 5 yard run making the score 12-0. The start of the second quarter saw Glen Cove force another North Babylon fumble which was recovered by defensive tackle Kurt Cornelis. Glen Cove's offense then went back to work and Jose Lebron scored his second rushing touchdown of the day on a 27 yard run. The point after failed and Glen Cove found itself with an 18-0 lead at the half. The 3rd quarter was a defensive struggle which was highlighted by a quarterback sack by defensive tackle Gerald Aparicio. The fourth quarter saw Glen Cove score again when fullback Michael DiCarlo scored on a five yard run making the final score 24-0. Strong games were turned in by tight end/quarterback Jose Lebron (5 rushes for 110 yards and 2 touchdowns) quarterbacks Corey Land and Kurt Cornelis, running backs Anthony Bellock, Joseph Heffernan, Michael DiCarlo, Gabby Lebron and Randy Davis. The offensive line consisting of Miles Landron, Matthew Troffa, Danny Rocco, Gerald Aparicio, Gabby Lebron, and David Iglesias all had excellent games. The defense led by linebackers Danny Rocco, Miles Landron and Michael DiCarlo kept the Babylon running game in check. The defensive secondary only allowed one completion and the secondary of Brian Monahan (1 recovered rumble), Randy Davie, Corey Land and Anthony Bellock had strong games. The defensive line led by Matthew Troffa, Kurt Cornelis (1 fumble recovery), Gerald Aparicio (1 sack), Michael DiCarlo, Edwin Ruiz, David Iglesias, Austin Fender and Mario Bucceri all played tough. Defensive end Joseph Heffernan also added a quarterback sack for Glen Cove and was in on multiple tackles. Glen Cove's next game is on Sunday, Nov. 12 at 4 p.m. This will be Glen Cove's homecoming game with all of the Glen Cove teams playing at home.
Glen Cove High School Big Red Sports
The Glen Cove High School Varsity Football team finished their regular season this past Saturday with a home game against the Floral Park Knights - The Big Red continued to roll giving Coach Pete Kopecky his best record to date, 7-1 and his third consecutive year earning a playoff berth at Hofstra.
Statement From Resident Educators in Glen Cove
No to Covello Charter School