Sunday, May 12, 2019
by Shelley Newman, North Shore Schools Director of Public Relations
May 10, 2019 -- After a comprehensive interviewing process, Superintendent Dr. Peter Giarrizzo is very pleased to announce the recommendation of Ms. Jeanette Wojcik to the Board of Education, as the next Principal of Sea Cliff Elementary School effective July 1, 2019. The interview process was led by Superintendent Dr. Giarrizzo, Assistant Superintendent Mr. Robert Chlebicki, and Principal/Assistant Superintendent select, Dr. Christopher Zublionis, along with committees consisting of members of the community, faculty, and staff. Dr. Giarrizzo said, “Throughout the process, Ms. Wojcik emerged as a calm, steady and thoughtful leader. . . . READ MORE
By Shelly Newman
NS Schools Public Relations Director
March 8, 2019
Superintendent Dr. Peter Giarrizzo is very pleased to announce the recommendation for appointment to the Board of Education of Dr. Christopher Zublionis, as the next Assistant Superintendent for Instruction of the North Shore Schools, effective July 1, 2019. Dr. Peter Giarrizzo said, “Dr. Zublionis immediately emerged as a top candidate throughout the process. He is a thoughtful and intelligent leader whose unique experiences at the elementary, middle, and high school levels position him to support rich and challenging experiences for all learners. I am excited to partner with Chris to bring our strategic plan to life and our schools to the next level of distinction.” READ MORE
THE GREAT BOOK GURU
AMITY AND PROSPERITY
by Eliza Griswold
Dear Great Book Guru, This Saturday, May 4 from 9am to 2pm, Sea Cliff’s Beautification Committee will be hosting its annual Plant Sale at St. Luke’s Church on Glen Avenue. I always get the most beautiful plants there and all the proceeds go to making Sea Cliff’s parks even more beautiful. After the sale, I’ll have time for a good book- perhaps something about the environment? SCBC Booster
Dear SCBC Booster, I recently read AMITY AND PROSPERITY by Eliza Griswold- winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction.READ MORE
On Tuesday May 21, residents in the North Shore School District will have the opportunity to go to the polls and choose among five candidates running for three spots on the seven member Board of Education. The candidates include incumbents Sara Jones and Marianne Russo, both seeking a third three-year term, and David Ludmar who was first elected in 2016, as well as Jerry Romano and Anthony Stanco, both of whom are seeking a first term. For a comparison of the candidates' biographies, qualifications, and thoughts on issues facing the district CLICK HERE.
CLICK HERE OR ON THE IMAGE ABOVE TO VIEW VIDEO OF 2019 MEET THE CANDIDATES FOR NORTH SHORE BOARD OF EDUCATION FORUM.
March 1, 2019 -- In an administrative bulletin released this past week and published on its website, the New York State Retirement System (NYSTRS) announced that school district pension costs will decline significantly this budget season as the percentage of total teachers' salary that districts are required to contribute to the fund will fall by nearly 17%. READ MORE
March 8, 2019 -- Nassau County Legislator Joshua Lafazan (Woodbury), who represents areas of the North Shore School District, joined an interfaith coalition of community activists, religious leaders and elected officials at the Islamic Center of Long Island on Tuesday, March 5 to denounce Islamophobia and all forms of bias in our society. READ MORE
AS SENATE DEMS ADVANCE SIMILAR BILL, RA URGES ASSEMBLY TO TAKE UP HIS NON-PARTISAN RESEARCH AND POLICY PROPOSAL
March 1, 2019 -- Assemblyman Ed Ra (R,C,I-Franklin Square), who represents areas of the North Shore School District, is urging his Assembly colleagues to sponsor and advance legislation he authored and has carried for years that would create a nonpartisan office of policy research and analysis that would serve lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.
With Senate Democrats quickly moving their version of the bill through committee, Mr Ra's office said through a press release this past week that "he sees an opportunity to get the issue on the governor’s desk and signed into law this year." READ MORE
February 28, 2019 -- Assemblyman Michael Montesano (R,C,Ref-Glen Head) announced in a press release this past week that he has introduced a bill that would direct the Department of Taxation and Finance to conduct a study to determine the feasibility of having the local towns take over the property assessment and grievance process in Nassau County, as is done in most of New York State. Nassau and Resselaer are the only counties that conduct their own assessments, and as a result are responsible for handling grievances and their resulting repayment. READ MORE
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