In a regularly scheduled meeting at Levittown Memorial last Wednesday night the Levittown School Board discussed various board and district goals and agendas.
Levittown School Attorney Jonathan Heidelberger swears in Secretary Gina Interdonato and Trustee Roseanne Gullan.
The evening's meeting commenced with the swearing in of two members by the school's attorney, Jonathan Heidelberger. Secretary Gina Interdonato was voted to serve a second term, while newcomer Roseanne Gullan will replace Paul Granger as a trustee.
The reports section found Board President James Moran and Secretary Gina Interdonato discussing the new location where graduation was held this year.
"Graduation went really well in the location," Moran said. "The parents seemed pleased; the kids seemed pleased."
"I think that the feedback from the parents was that we'd look into Hofstra [University] again next year," Interdonato said.
During his report, Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Herman Sirois addressed a concern brought up at the June 9 school board meeting. Residents mentioned the Roslyn schools' scandal and how vulnerable Levittown schools could be to a similar incident.
"Our system is safeguarded so that it takes at least two people to review a purchase," Sirois said. "While nobody can stop any individual from doing something wrong, we hope this can at least help catch them quickly."
The superintendent also mentioned that a list of the district's internal financial controls will be available at the July 21 planning session.
Aside from financial issues, the board mentioned goals. They authorized a subcommittee to review and make recommendations for the board's 2004-2005 district goals. Vice President Diane Shapiro, and Trustees John Garvey and Roseanne Gullan were appointed and Secretary Gina Interdonato was appointed as an alternate.
During the meeting's ad hoc session, Trustee John Garvey mentioned the girls' track team attending the nationals down south.
"At the last meeting we were told that the girls' track team was to go to the nationals and they didn't." Garvey said. "They were told they had to raise the capital themselves. It seems to me that we come up with money for all sorts of other things, we should have been able to come up with the money they needed."
The superintendent's office responded that they were unaware that the girls' track team did not attend the nationals.
"If they met all of the qualifications then we would have sent them," Sirois said. "We're going to have to look into that."
The superintendent said that they would have a response at the planning session scheduled for Wednesday, July 21 at 8pm at Levittown Memorial. For board agendas, contacts and other Levittown schools news, log onto www.levittownschools.com.