Upcoming Budget Vote Has Potential for Lasting Impact
The snowfall March 2 was not as severe as predicted, although by evening icy patches presented a challenge. It wasn't much different in the boardroom as the board of education was on slippery ice preparing a budget acceptable to everyone. The 2005-2006 budget had been $67,763,826, an increase of 4.4 percent to insure passage (austerity would have been 3.6 percent). That budget came on the heels of a district that had endured a year of austerity due to a failed budget in 2004-2005.
Manhasset Community Fund Seeks Your Help
Over the last several years the Manhasset Community Fund has been an even bigger presence in our town. Its grants to local charities now total about $150,000 a year and they have recently added Adventures in Learning, CASA and Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence to their list of supported organizations. In addition, 2005 Community Fund Special Grants supported hiring a social worker at Manhasset/Great Neck EOC, post-diagnostic services by Manhasset Women's Coalition Against Breast Cancer and home repairs for needy Manhasset seniors through Rebuilding Together. With just one check, Community Fund donors help support so many important local organizations helping people right here in Manhasset.
Six MHS Varsity Fall Sports Teams Receive State Scholar Athlete Team Awards
Manhasset High School was recently notified that six varsity boys and girls teams have been designated as Scholar Athlete Teams by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association. In order to receive this honor, teams must achieve at least a 90 percent grade point average.
Adam Montgomery Competes in All-Star Hockey Game
Adam Montgomery, a forward with Locust Valley High School's hockey team, recently competed in the 10th Annual Vytra Cup all-star hockey game at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum with over 1,700 cheering fans in attendance. Montgomery is a resident of Manhasset and a sophomore at Manhasset High School.
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