Vote on Capital Reserve Fund Projects
On Wednesday, Oct. 4, the Manhasset Public Schools Board of Education has set a Public Referendum Vote on two propositions that, if approved by the community, would authorize the district to move forward on two Capital Reserve Fund projects. The first project would authorize the board to expend Capital Reserve Funds for the reconstruction of Munsey Park School to add additional classroom space. The second project would also authorize the board to expend Reserve funds to purchase a parcel of land, contiguous to the Secondary School campus.
Board of Education Seeking Residents to Serve on Committees
The Audit Committee was established to ensure the district's fiscal accountability by providing independent assistance and advice to the board in the oversight of both the internal and external audit functions. We are seeking people who possess experience in accounting, auditing, financial reporting or school district finances, and who will be able to understand and evaluate the district's financial statements, the external audit of those statements, and the district's internal audit activities. CPA's are preferred. At a minimum, the committee will meet six (6) times each year.
MHS Girls Swim Preview
The MHS Girls Swim Team starts the 2006 season with the goal of capturing a fourth consecutive division championship. The Indians finished in record setting fashion last year missing the overall county runner-up position by two points (second consecutive third place county finish). As well as the team did last year the expectations are even higher this year. Manhasset expects to challenge both Long Beach and Garden City this year for the top spot in all of Nassau County.
On the Bay
Teddy Himler and Elizabeth Whipple, juniors sailing out of Manhasset Bay YC, are in the news again. This time for their win down at the Naval Academy at the end of August. Eleven youth team race teams traveled from across the country to compete in the Youth Team Race Championship at the Naval Academy on Aug. 26-27. The competitors raced in Flying Juniors and 420 dinghies on the digital 'N' course - with each match/ race taking about nine minutes to complete. Teddy, the skipper, with his team of Elizabeth Whipple, Cameron Cullman, Evan Aras, Taylor Cole and Franny Kupersmith, were the clear winners with a final record of 14 wins and only one loss. Their win at Annapolis earned them the right to represent the United States in the Australia Youth Olympic Festival in January of 2007. For more information see: http://usna.edu/SailingTeam/ic/new/go.php?ID=8, or for the link to the Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF): http://www.olympics.com.au/index.cfm?p=267.
Open Letter to the Manhasset Community From the Board of Education
Vote Yes for Proposition 1 and 2