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POB School Board Acknowledges Over 320 Years Of Service

At a school board meeting last Monday, the Plainview Board of Education presented seventeen retiring employees with plaques commemorating their service to the school district for a combined total of over 320 years. Assistant Superintendent
for Human Resources

Dr. Timothy T. Eagen announced each retiree, and commented on their service on behalf of the school board: “We are very much appreciative of your efforts, hard work and leadership.”

Retirees included Ellen Levine, K-Center teacher; Ruth Lazarus, ESL teacher; Marisa Fang, Parkway teacher; Margaret Fessel, Parkway teacher; Arlene Freidman, Parkway teacher; Susan Margolies, Parkway teacher; Myra Brand, Stratford teacher; Judith Rosenthal, Stratford teacher; Eleanor Shapiro, Stratford teacher; Celeste Wenzel, Old Bethpage teacher; Leslie Weisman, nurse at Old Bethpage; Diane Sandler, Mattlin M.S. teacher; Angela DeLessio, POBMS assistant principal; Cindy DuBoff, French teacher at POBMS; Joan Sapir, guidance councelor at POBMS; Steve DuBoff, security at JFK High School and Sandy Steinberg, district assistant and director of PPS.

In addition to the retirees, the school board approved the appointment of POB Middle School Assistant Principals Paul Romanelli and Regina Talento.

News

Due to what appears to be a colossal error on the part of the Nassau County Assessor’s office, military veterans and Gold Star families will have to wait for their tax break until next year.

Plainview is one of several local school districts that recently approved resolutions extending an exemption to local veterans, even though budgets and Albany’s tax cap make it a tough choice. Last month, despite concerns about lack of confidence in the validity of eligibility information provided by the county assessor’s office, the Plainview trustees voted to provide a school tax exemption for veterans living in the Plainview-Old Bethpage School District, starting with the 2014-2015 school year.

The Plainview-Old Bethpage JFK High School business teams placed second and third in the Nassau County’s annual Comptroller’s Entrepreneurial Challenge. They competed against two hundred business students from high schools across Nassau County for scholarships and cash awards from various sponsors.  

On April 9, at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building, student teams had 10 minutes to convince a panel of expert judges that their plan for a business in the Plaza of the new Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum is feasible and would be successful.


Calendar

Matzah Balls

Thursday, April 17

Craft Fair

Saturday, April 19

Rainbows

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