Roslyn School District officials are pleased with the passage of its 2012-13 budget. The $99,445,327 proposed budget, which represented a 1.85 percent increase over last year’s budget, was approved by a 672-267 margin.
“It has been the firm conviction of the board of education and administration for some time that educational excellence and fairness to taxpayers are thoroughly compatible goals,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Dan Brenner following the vote. “For several years, the district has consistently presented budgets to the community with increases under two percent, even while we forged ahead with any number of ground-breaking instructional initiatives. Our commitment to both fiscal responsibility and educational progress was affirmed in today’s vote.
The party will take place on Thursday, May 31, beginning at 7 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. However, as is also custom, the party’s layout will be open to the public, from 3 to 5 p.m. on that same day. Those who attend the public viewing are asked to keep it a secret from the seniors.
The following are the results of the May 15 Roslyn School District and Bryant Library budget votes.
School budget: 672, yes; 267, no.
Library budget: 685, yes; 248, no.
The three incumbents on the board of education---Dani Kline, Adam Haber and David Seinfield---faced no opposition and were re-elected to another three-year term each.
A petition is currently circulating throughout East Hills, one that expresses concern about residential development and the loss of what it calls “numerous” healthy trees.
East Hills resident Richard Brummel is circulating the petition. Brummel told The Roslyn News that the representation of like-minded residents at a recent public hearing on the village’s tree laws inspired him to start up the petition. He added that up to four-dozen signatures were secured after several hours canvassing over a recent weekend.
In a meeting with local reporters recently at PBA headquarters in Mineola, James Carver, PBA president, addressed cost and policing concerns. He noted that the county hopes to save $20 million from the consolidation. But he doubted that such savings, which as he added, are coming from a $700 million budget, are worth “the public risk” to closing four precincts.
The three incumbents on the Roslyn School Board - Adam Haber, Dani E. Kline and David Seinfeld - are not facing any challengers in the May 15 budget vote. However, voters in the Roslyn School District will vote on both a school and library budget. The library vote is listed as Proposition #2 on the ballot.
Both budgets reflect the same belt-tightening measures that have been adopted by local village governments. The proposed 2012-13 school budget amounts to $99,445,327, a 1.85 percent increase over last year’s budget. According to school district officials, the projected tax levy increase stands at 1.76 percent.
“Unfortunately, I have decided not to run for the trustee position on the Herricks School Board. Due to some minor health issues, I cannot continue. I wish Nancy and Brian the best of luck in the challenges in the upcoming school year and to continue the educational opportunities for our children. Thank you.”
The 10th-grader selected her favorite color. It was a very simple task that she and most young people have probably done countless times before. However, this time, the stakes were never higher. She was not choosing a color for a blouse, a cell phone case or curtains for her bedroom. Instead, she was selecting a pill from a menagerie of narcotics that her peers had brought to a “pharm party” – an alarming and frightening phenomenon that’s been making a comeback among teenagers throughout Long Island.
Last Thursday, the Roslyn based-Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS) held its 27th Annual Spring Luncheon for a large and engaged crowd at The Carltun in East Meadow.
Alane Fagin, MS, CAPS’ executive director, introduced the speakers, all of whom received Community Leadership awards. They included Ilene Cooper, Esq., a partner with Farrell Fritz, P.C. and Perri Klass, MD, an author and professor of journalism at New York University. The main speaker was Joseph Clementi, father of Tyler Clementi, a young gay man who under the stress of a cyberbullying incident, committed suicide at the George Washington Bridge in September 2010.
The long-simmering status of the Roslyn Country Club pool may be coming to a resolution in the months ahead.
Last week, both Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Jon Kaiman and Councilman Thomas Dwyer met with members of the Greater Roslyn Civic Association to update them on the status of the negotiations with the club’s proprietor, Manny Malekan of Corona Realty.
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