Written by Karen Gellender Friday, 26 March 2010 00:00
At the Monday, March 22 Syosset Central School District Board of Education meeting, those who missed the recent Syosset High School production of Disney’s High School Musical were treated to a special digest version. The full cast performed three complete numbers from the tremendously popular show for the board and members of the community. Superintendant Dr. Hankin thanked all of those who participated in the spring musical and made it such a success.
The cash-on-hand value was $41,223,96.73. The Board News segment indicated that the Board had been very busy, attending multiple PTA meetings, a dinner at H.B. Thomson Middle School, and the Nutrition Advisory Meeting. The Board also recently conducted their annual visit to all 10 schools in the district. In other news, Dr. Hankin noted that approximately 350 kindergartners are slated to enter one of the district’s seven elementary schools come fall, although the number is subject to change; registration is still ongoing. As of now, it appears that the new class for 2010 will be smaller than that of 2009, but that will not be confirmed until September.
A total of 33 resolutions were put to a vote, all of which passed. The resolutions included many bid awards, including bids for asphalt and concrete paving and physical education supplies, and the acceptance of multiple donations. One resident of Syosset offered to donate new books, another offered a pottery wheel with a splash pan, and the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Nassau County offered a Zelkova shade tree. In addition, the South Grove Student Council offered to donate an impressive 365 personal mono/stereo headsets.
In the memo accompanying Dr. Hankin’s Monthly Report of the Office of the Superintendent, information about voter registration was provided. Registration for the annual school district elections, to be held on May 18, will be held at all seven elementary schools. The next registration will be on April 14, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Finally, the revised schedule for the 2010-2011 school year, which can be found on the district’s website, was approved.