Wide Range of Topics Discussed
Again, the board meeting on March 17 was held in the auditorium to accommodate the larger number of residents attending. One of the first items discussed was the need for a fence at the Munsey Park Elementary School playground where a large area remains unfenced. The district is under austerity and money cannot be spent on capital improvements unless health and safety issues can be shown. Bill Clemency designed the fence at no cost to the district, the attorney rendered a decision that it is in fact a health and safety issue, and the fence will cost approximately $6,000.
Cell Phone Towers at High School
A recent independent study conducted by Otto White, Jr., a certified industrial hygienist and private consultant hired by the board of education to monitor radiation levels caused by cellular equipment at Manhasset High School, has been completed and presented to the board. According to the report submitted by Mr. White, an evaluation of the radiofrequency (RF) radiation at Manhasset High School did not reveal radiation levels recognized to be hazardous to the health of building occupants and were well below the FCC Limits for maximum permissible exposure for general population/uncontrolled exposure. This reconfirms the results found in the previous study conducted by Mr. White in 1994.
MHS Boys Indoor Track Champions
Manhasset's Varsity Indoor Track Team won its 27th title on Jan. 28, at Farmingdale College. The athletes outperformed eight Conference V schools for the title: Valley Stream South, Valley Stream North, Clarke, Great Neck North, Roosevelt, West Hempstead, Roslyn and Bethpage. Fourteen different athletes contributed to the team victory, competing in 12 different track and field events. Scoring was: 10 pts., 8 pts., 6 pts., 4 pts., 2 pts., 1 pt. for first through sixth place.
Buckley Boasts Undefeated Girls' Basketball Team
For the first time in its 80-year history, the Buckley Country Day School girls' "A" basketball team was undefeated. The team had an incredibly successful winter season with a record of 10-0, playing against GreenVale, East Woods, Waldorf, Holy Child, Lawrence-Woodmere, and Solomon Schecter. The players brought focus and passion to every practice and game. Captained by seniors Alissa Fromkin, Shanelle Gayle, and Laura Wilsusen, the team exhibited fluid teamwork and outstanding sportsmanship in every contest.
When Is 5 Percent Not 5 Percent?
Current Appraisals No Better Than Cole, Layer, Trumble