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Frank Miranda Seeks Re-Election To School Board

States two percent tax cap is most important issue

New Hyde Park/Garden City Park School Board Trustee Frank Miranda has announced that he is running for re-election in the May 15 school board election.

Miranda has lived in the school district for 20 years and has held a position as school board trustee from 2004 to 2007 and from 2011 to 2012.

Miranda feels that the most important issue facing the New Hyde Park School District is the 2 percent tax cap and the unfunded mandates required by the state which makes meeting the budget cap a challenge.

Miranda, who is an information technologist, said he feels he will continue to work with the members of the school board to come up with alternative ways to minimize spending in order to maintain the high standard of education in the district.

Miranda is a graduate of Queensborough Community College with an A.A.S. degree in  He and his wife, Lisa, have two daughters, Alexa and Ashley, who are both currently attending New Hyde Park Memorial High School.

He has been a member of the zoning board of appeals of the Village of New Hyde Park, since 1993 and a member of the Dad’s Club since 2007.

The New Hyde Park/Garden City Park school budget and school board trustee election will be held on May 15 from 6 a.m. to 9 p. m. at the New Hyde Park Manor Oaks School, 1950 Hillside Avenue, New Hyde Park.

News

The debate over New York State Common Core standards continues, with students from local school districts showing a mild resistance to the exams.

 

According to the New York State Allies for Public Education, 39 students in the Herricks School District opted out of the English exam, while 74 did not take the math test. For the New Hyde Park-Garden City Park School District, 17 students did not take the English test while 18 refused to take the math test.

At the Oct. 17 meeting of the Herricks Board of Education, Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Bierwirth discussed the recent investigation of students who have been illegally attending school in the Herricks School District, despite living in outer areas. Bierwirth said that 14 prospective cases were investigated and eight students were forced to leave the district.

 

Board of Education President James Gounaris said weeding out students who are attending school in Herricks under false pretenses is boiled down to one fact: it takes away valuable resources from the children of tax-paying members of the community.


Sports

The Sewanhaka Indians varsity football team hosted Elmont Spartans on Saturday, Oct. 18 in its final home game of the regular season. 

 

It certainly did not go as the Indians had hoped, falling 18-8, in a mistake filled game. Head coach George Kasimatis said the Indians had their chances, but kept digging themselves into a hole with mental mistakes on both sides of the ball. 

 

Playing from behind, senior running back Brenton Mighty was able to break free for a long touchdown run, to put the Indians on the board. 

Sewanhaka Indians Head football coach George Kasimatis told his team to expect a dogfight in this weeks game against the New Hyde Park Gladiators, and he was right after its 35-21 victory last week. 

 

“All the kids know each other really well, it’s always competitive when we play each other,” he said. 


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