School Board Works to Lower Tentative 8.25 Percent Tax Hike
The Glen Cove Board of Education is in the final stages of its deliberations on the 2001-2002 proposed $50,814,900 school budget, a working document in constant flux since its introduction last month. On March 26, and for the first time in the board's public budget meetings, a tentative 8.25 percent tax increase was announced. Each member of the board of education, except for Bob Lupinskie who was unable to attend the meeting, agreed emphatically that the tentative tax increase was too high, "unacceptable," and that they would work long and hard to "get that number down." Board member Dr. Jeff Spector said, "I can guaranty this, [8.25], won't be the number."
Report on Student Achievement at North Shore
A special meeting of the North Shore Board of Education was held Monday night, March 26, in the high school cafeteria to review student achievement. The meeting began with a presentation by North Shore students of their trips overseas during the February break. Two groups of students participated in exchange programs to St. Malo, France and Brighton, England, where they stayed with host families, and traveled to Paris and London and visited many sites nearby. Members of the Latin Club visited Italy, traveling from Venice to Rome, stopping in Florence, Capri and Sorrento. The North Shore Orchestra traveled to Germany and the Czech Republic performing with the Potsdam and Jena Youth Orchestras as well as giving their own concerts to enthusiastic audiences. Each group praised their experiences abroad as overwhelmingly valuable and thanked the school district and their chaperones for this unique opportunity.
Big Red Sports
The Glen Cove High School GirlÕs Varsity Softball Team started off their 2001 season with two non-league wins against Carle Place (2 Š 1) and Carey (10 Š 4).
North Shore Wraps Winter Sports Season
Around 200 North Shore High School athletes, parents and friends met in the gym for a potluck supper and praise for the athletes who made the winter sports season a success. Among the highlights:
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