Protest Planned Following School Board's Action
After meeting in executive session to consider personnel matters last week, the Glen Cove Board of Education named their choice for interim principal at the high school. The announcement, while greeted with satisfaction by many members of the school district's staff, has prompted a group of Glen Cove residents to schedule a protest march and rally for April 21 at the First Baptist Church on Continental Place. The issue, one that has been brought to every seated school board for a generation, is that the board ignored an opportunity for the teaching and administrative staff of the school district to accurately reflect its large minority student body. As stated in a flier being distributed in Glen Cove, the group organizing the protest is "tired and won't take it any more." In this case "it" is that fact that an African American woman who had applied for the high school principal's position and received the approval of the district's staffing committee, was bypassed by the school board for a white man who wasn't interviewed by that same committee.
Finley Student Charged in Sexual Abuse of Classmate
On March 29, a 15-year-old male student in Glen Cove's Finley Middle School was custodialized to Nassau County Family Court and charged with sexual abuse, second degree following an incident involving a 13-year-old female classmate.
Glen Cove High School Big Red Sports
If the last six games are any indication, it looks as though the Big Red Girls Lacrosse team is a force to be reckoned with. Fitness and conditioning are so key to a team sport, and this year's team, who have put a great deal of emphasis on this, look to be reaping the benefits.
Vikings Fall Behind Early in the Season
The North Shore Vikings varsity lacrosse team is now (0-2) beginning their 2001 spring season. On Wednesday, April 4, North Shore started out their regular league season by playing the top seeded Manhasset Indians, sustaining a crushing defeat losing 11-3. The first half was instantly dominated by the Indians winning the first face off and scoring off of it as well. This set the pace of the game for the first two quarters with Manhasset scoring a crushing 9 goals.
Diversity in Our Schools
Questions North Shore Board Decision