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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

Running for his second major office in as many years, Adam Haber touched on familiar themes in a visit to Anton Media Group to discuss his candidacy for the Seventh District New York State Senate seat, where Haber is challenging the Republican incumbent, Jack Martins.

 

Haber entered politics in 2009, when he ran for and won, a seat on the Roslyn School Board. The district was then reeling from an embezzlement scandal that had cost it millions of dollars. Haber touted his achievements on the board, including bringing finances into line to the point where the district has seen the lowest tax increases of any district in Nassau County. Last year, Haber ran for the Democratic Party’s nomination to challenge Edward P. Mangano for the Nassau County executive’s race. 

After a recent security scare, the New Hyde Park-Garden City Park School District is leading a push to get public election polling moved out of school buildings. The board of education is aiming to pass its resolution at the state level to encompass all New York Schools and address what they see as a broad school security flaw. 

 

“What’s good for our kids should be good for any child in any other public school in the entire state,” Superintendent Robert Katulak said. 


Sports

 

The Sewanhaka Indians topped the Herricks Highlanders, 26-6, on Saturday, Oct. 25. The Indians (5-2) Garden City High School to close out the regular season on Saturday, Nov. 1 at 2 p.m. at 170 Rockaway Ave., Garden City.

 

(Photos by Stephen Takacs)


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. 


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