School Tax Hike Slashed to .97 Percent
On April 2, the Glen Cove Board of Education voted 6-1 to adopt the proposed 2001-2002 school budget that will be presented to voters on May 15. The $48,110,279 spending plan is $2.7 million less than the one originally proposed and, provided state aid and the assessed value of property in Glen Cove hold fast, the tentative tax rate is $52.77 per $100. The adopted budget calls for a .97 percent tax increase, a significant drop from the 8.25 percent increase the board initially faced. In a 6-1 vote, the board agreed to bond for the payment of tax certioraris for one year, which contributed to the precipitous drop in the school tax. Without bonding the certs, the tax increase would be 4.47 percent.
North Shore Board of Education Adjusts Honors Program
After months of speculation by North Shore parents, the administration has made a decision concerning the future of the honors program at North Shore Schools. Taking the recommendations made by James Borland from Teachers College at Columbia University in his report on the Honors by Achievement program in the high school, North Shore will open honors classes in English and social studies to any 9th graders who choose to take them this September. Additionally, however, a decision was also made to eliminate honors classes in 7th and 8th grade. Current honors students in 7th grade will be put into an honors class in 8th grade for next year only.
Glen Cove High School Big Red Sports
On Saturday, March 31 the Glen Cove Girls Varsity Lacrosse team met the girls from Friends Academy on a very soggy Glen Cove field for a much anticipated and unforgettable game. Luckily the rain stopped, but the field was extremely muddy and chewed up (as the boys lacrosse team had just played, and won, another incredible game in overtime). But thanks to Matt (our groundskeeper), who did an awesome job patching up the field, the game was able to go on as scheduled.
North Shore Vikings' Basketball County and Conference Selection
Three of North Shore Vikings' Basketball best are selected to join Nassau's list of elite players.
The Truth About the Coalition for Glen Cove
Coalition for GC on Wrong Side