Written by Louisa Bonnanzio Friday, 27 August 2010 00:00
As summer comes to a close, the Jericho Board of Education met one last time before the start of the new school year. At the Wednesday, August 11 meeting, Superintendent Henry Grishman was pleased to report that, despite the current economic downturn, an unexpected “windfall of federal funds…could bring $250,000 to Jericho.” Once distribution is approved, the board will have a clearer idea of how the district might use the funds in the coming year.
Also in the monthly report of the superintendent, Grishman discussed the uncertain status of Jericho’s varsity football team this fall. While the junior varsity football team has a sufficient number of players, the varsity team does not. Accordingly, the district is considering forming a new varsity team by “combining its current players with [players from] another school,” reassured Grishman. As soon as the necessary waivers are obtained and a final decision is made, parents will be notified promptly. Football season is set to begin this week.
In other news, nine resolutions were put to a vote, all of which passed with very few revisions. Among those resolutions was the motion to raise the 2010-2011 tax levy to the amount of $98,445,293 as a result of the recently adopted budget of $108,918,239. The increase in the budget is less than four percent over the previous year’s budget.
The board looks forward to another exciting and successful school year in Jericho, beginning on Thursday, September 2. The next Board of Education meeting will take place on Thursday, September 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the Middle School Library. All parents and members of the community are encouraged to attend.