Port Washington School Board Meets Tuesday

A look at the agenda.

The Port Washington School Board meets Tuesday at 8 p.m. at the Schreiber High School auditoreum. 

For those who cannot make the meeting, it will be streaming live

Here's a look at Tuesday's agenda: 

I.        Flag Salute

II.      Roll Call

III.     Adoption of Agenda

April 2, 2013

IV.    Student and Community Comments

V.      Opening Statement by the President

A.     Other Comments

VI.     Report of the Superintendent of Schools

1. Enrollment

2. Student Report

3. General Information

VII.            Approval of Minutes as follows:

March 19, 2013

VIII.            Discussion Item

1.            Bond Update 2.            Budget

            IX. Committee Reports

1.            Policy & Personnel

2.            Budget & Facilities

3.            Curriculum

X.            ACTION ITEMS

A.            Facilities

Approve items 1 through 3 as listed below:

1.            WHEREAS, it is the plan of a number of public school districts in Nassau County, New York, to bid jointly on Refuse Removal, Street Sweeping and Drainage System Maintenance, and

WHEREAS, the Port Washington Union Free School District is desirous of participating with other school districts in Nassau County in the joint bidding of the commodities mentioned above as authorized by General Municipal Law, Section 119-0, and

WHEREAS, the Locust Valley Central School District wishes to appoint a committee to assume the responsibility for drafting of specifications, advertising for bids, accepting and opening bids, tabulating bids, reporting the results to the Boards of Education and making recommendations thereon, therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the Port Washington Union Free School District hereby appoints James Ristano for Port Washington UFSD to represent it in all matters related above, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Port Washington UFSD Board of Education agrees to assume its equitable share of the costs of the cooperative bidding, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Port Washington Union Free School District Board of Education agrees (1) to abide by majority decisions of the participating districts on quality standards; (2) that unless all bids are rejected, it will award contracts according to the recommendations of the committee; (3) that after award of contract(s) it will conduct all negotiations directly with the successful bidder(s).

2.            Accept a donation of $1,000 from the Helping Enrich the Arts of Port Washington (HEARTS) to help fund the cost of singer/songwriter Lucy Kaplansky who will hold poetry, songwriting and singing workshops with the 6th and 8th grade students at Weber Middle School.

3.            Approve the disposal of the following items from Guggenheim Elementary School, deemed obsolete, in the most cost effective manner:

Metal Teacher Desk            Tag# 101796

Metal Teacher Desk            Tag# 101559 Serial#20090714

B.            Curriculum

Approve items 1 through 2 as listed below:

1.            Approve the Health and Welfare Service Agreements to provide health and welfare services to students residing in the Port Washington Union Free School District and attending non-public schools in the following school districts during the 2012-2013 school year:


Garden City Free School District

2.            RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the contract with the Port Washington Union Free School District and Marion K. Salomon & Associates, Inc., to provide consultation services for the 2013-2014 school year.

XI.            Old Business

XII.           New Business

XIII.          Opportunity for the Community to be Heard

XIV.           Motion to recess to Executive Session (if necessary)

XV.            Adjournment



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