Site Based Budgeting at the Elementary Schools
Unlike last year's series of personal testimonials in favor of keeping middle school drama, third grade strings, elementary school language or an athletic team, the board meeting on Feb. 3 was a bona fide budget meeting. Dr. Austin Gavin, interim assistant director of business, began by saying he was the eighth business director in nine years and had had two months to prepare the budget thus far. Generally, he said, he goes through 10 to 12 drafts, and that night's presentation represented the fifth draft. For the record, draft one of the budget was $73,477,092 or a 12.8 percent increase. Draft five is $70,301,254 or a 7.9 percent increase. He stressed the budget was a work in progress. He said he was not prepared at this time to discuss all aspects of the budget, that his discussion focused on site based budgeting at the two elementary schools, followed by a discussion of the assessment changes in Nassau County.
Peterson Is Their Man
With Election Day less than nine months away, the Nassau County Republican Party named its candidate for the county's top job. At a press conference at his home in East Meadow, Greg Peterson announced his bid for Nassau County Executive. Another candidate can come forward with the proper petitions to force a primary, however Nassau GOP spokesman Anthony Santino said Peterson is the party's choice.
5th Grade CYO Girls Finish 12-0
The fifth grade girls CYO basketball team finished their season with a perfect 12-0 record. This is a well-balanced team of 13 committed girls, who always rose to the challenge and who always supported each other. They achieved their record with a grueling double overtime victory and a hard fought overtime win. These girls do not give up!
Undefeated Conference Champs
On Monday, Jan. 31 the 7-0 MHS Varsity Boys swim team traveled to SUNY Farmingdale for a showdown with #2 seed Massapequa (6-1). In a highly competitive meet that came down to the very end, Manhasset prevailed 98-88. This marks the first time in the team's history that they finish with an undefeated 8-0 conference record. This is the team's second conference championship in the past four years.
A Night to Remember
State of Town Story 'Absent the Facts'