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Hassan Throws Hat In Ring As Herricks School Candidate

Long Island Grid/Power executive to run for school board

(The following biographical information and statement was provided by candidate Hassan.)

Brian Hassan, of Albertson, a 35-year school district resident, has announced he is going to run for Herricks School board trustee.

Hassan is a senior account executive at National Grid/ Long Island Power Authority where he has worked for 26 years. He is a graduate of Chaminade High School and received a BSEE degree from Brooklyn Polytechnic University.

Hassan is a past board member of the Albertson/Herricks Little League and is currently a trustee for the Herricks Community Fund and a co-vice president of the Herricks Athletic Boosters.

For 12 years, Hassan has been a judge for the Long Island Science and Engineering Fair (LISEF) which is the preliminary fair for the National Westingthouse Science Fair. In addition, for the past 10 years, he has been a volunteer for Junior Achievement of New York,

Hassan and his wife Kim, have three children:  Kyle who is in grade 11 at Herricks High, Meagan who is in the ninth grade at Herricks High and Sara who is in the fifth grade at Searingtown School.

Hassan Statement:

“I feel the most important issue facing the district is the decreasing amount of New York State aid that the district will be receiving in the upcoming years based on the financial situation of New York State.

“The next few years will be challenging as the district will have to manage increasing expenses with seemingly less “revenue” (state aid) which ultimately may involve reducing expenses in the areas of programs, full and part-time postions, services, etc, while being sensitive to any tax implications.

“These competing factors will all have to be weighed and some very tough decisions so that any reductions will be as fair as possible while having as little impact as possible on the students in the district.

“I am hoping that my years of professional experience, along with my engineering background, will assist in making some of these difficult decisions.

“I am also hoping that a new fresh perspective will allow me to identify additional areas that may have been overlooked previously to be able to make a positive impact on the overall budget.

“I am a firm believer of making decisions based on facts, not on ‘hear say’ or emotions.”

News

When it comes to fitness, getting off the couch is half the battle.

 

Plenty of people start each day with the best of intentions, but plans to eat healthy and get to the gym often fall by the wayside with even the most shoddy of excuses. But a New

Hyde Park native is bringing physical fitness to the front door with a mobile, personal traning regimen focusing on individualized one-on-one fitness, group sessions and corporate fitness. 

The Herricks School District recently concluded a series of contract negotiations with the administrators and teachers of the district. Though talks were reportedly difficult, both sides were able to come to an agreement.

 

However, at the Nov. 20 meeting of the Herricks Board of Education, Board President James Gounaris revealed that another bout of negotiations taking place with teaching assistants, which have taken an unfortunate turn for the worse.


Sports

The students of Herricks High School were treated to a “Blast from the Past” as the Herricks High School Class of 1964 during this year’s Homecoming celebration.  Approximately 60 members of the class of 1964 arrived at the high school on homecoming day for a tour of their alma mater.  Most of these alumni had not been back to the high school since graduating 50 years ago.

 

All were impressed with the changes that have taken place and with the friendly demeanor of our high school students. One alumnus became teary eyed when he ventured out into the courtyard.

Despite a disappointing playoff loss against the Wantagh Warriors, Sewanhaka Indians Head Coach George Kasimatis, is pleased with his football team’s season. 

“I’m proud of my team,” he said. “But you are never satisfied unless you win the whole thing.”

 

The Indians faced a big challenge this year, moving up into Conference II left them as the new kids on the block, unfamiliar with the teams they would be going against. 

Kasimatis will have a tall task next year replacing graduating seniors, which made up most of his starting lineup. Kasimatis said most of the offensive line, such as Danny Gianotti, Adrian Gonzalez and Louis Segarra III, and the defensive line, such as Justin Alexandre, Peter LaTorre and Peter Militano are seniors, many of which have started multiple years for him. 


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