The last meeting of the Herricks School Board, held a few days before Christmas, was one of its shortest. The main discussion was centered around the approval of a resolution to authorize a joint application for a local government efficiency grant.
The grant states that Nassau County, The Board of Cooperative Education Services (BOCES) and the Herricks School District, and other districts within the county, desire to assess plans for consolidation of school district support services and to seek to implement many of the ideas identified as having grant potential for saving tax dollars.
Basically, the Herricks district authorizes BOCES to act as the Lead Applicant for the grant application and for Arda Nazerian, Nassau County Senior Policy Advisor, to act as the "lead applicant contact person" on the grant application form.
The Herricks district also agrees to act as a co-applicant and hereby authorizes the school superintendent, Dr. Bierwirth, to execute all financial and administrative processes and instruments relating to the grant program. Other applicants will include Nassau County, BOCES and a majority of the school districts in Nassau County. A list of participating districts will be included in the application.
The amount of the grant applied for shall not exceed $1,000,000 with a maximum local match of up to $111, 111. The Herricks district might be asked to contribute up to $1,000 of the required legal share.
The board also voted on the appointment of Lydia Pettinato as Deputy Treasurer. She will take the place of Lorraine Buerra, who will retire in February. The deputy treasurer is necessary in the event the treasurer is not available.
The board also approved, at the recommendation of Dr. Sanjay Jain, who reviewed the book for the board.
The only other item on the agenda was the approval of a bid for the procurement of ancillary and related special education services.
The next meeting of the Herricks Board will be held on Jan. 8 at 7:15 p.m. at the Herricks Community Center, 999 Herricks Road, New Hyde Park and will include a regular meeting along with a presentation on World Quest Tour.
Please note that the Jan. 22 meeting will be held at the high school and the time will be changed to 7 p.m. and the board will then meet with the high school students at 7:30 p.m.