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    BOE Executive Session

    ISLAND PARK UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT
    BOARD OF EDUCATION
    ISLAND PARK, NEW YORK

    N O T I C E

    There will be an Executive Session*
    of the Board of Education to discuss litigation

    on Monday, August 20, 2018
    At 6:00 pm in the
    Conference Center

    The Regular Business Meeting will also be on Monday, August 20, 2018
    At 7:00 pm in the Conference Center
    Report from General Counsel – LIPA Update

    *No formal action will be taken.

    Marianne DeCicco
    District Clerk

    Island Park Public Schools
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    LIPA UPDATE

     
    Today, the District received the following information from district counsel:
     
    On August 15, 2018, Justice Emerson issued a decision in the lawsuit filed by the Northport-East Northport and Port Jefferson School Districts against LIPA and National Grid.  The legal arguments and requests for relief in that case are almost identical to the ones brought by the Island Park Union Free School District against LIPA and National Grid. 
     
    In her decision, the judge ruled in favor of LIPA and National Grid, granting them summary judgment on all of the causes of action.  This means that the case is over, unless the school districts involved in that case file an appeal to the Appellate Division, Second Department. 
     
    The judge concluded that the school districts are not intended third-party beneficiaries to a power supply agreement between LIPA and LILCO and that, therefore, they do not have the right to enforce the provisions in that agreement regarding when LIPA, LILCO or National Grid, LILCO’s successor, can file tax certiorari proceedings.  She also dismissed the school districts’ promissory estoppel claims.
     
    The judge has advised the parties that she will issue a similar decision in the remaining cases, including in Island Park’s case, within the next couple of months.  If, and when, she issues a similar decision, Island Park’s case will also be over, unless the District files an appeal.  The Board of Education and the Superintendent are reviewing the decision with counsel and will evaluate the pros and cons of bringing an appeal once the judge issues a decision in our case.
     
    The Board of Education has its monthly Business Meeting on Monday, August 20 at 7 PM in the Conference Center at 99 Radcliffe Road.  The attorney representing the district in this case will be explaining the decision and answering questions pertaining to the district’s next steps. 
     
    To read the case, see the Summary Judgment in the case, “BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE NORTHPORT-EAST NORTHPORT UFSD AND BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE PORT JEFFERSON UFSD vs LONG ISLAND POWER AUTHORITY, LONG ISLAND LIGHTING COMPANY dba LIPA, NATIONAL GRID, etc.”
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    Facilities Summer Update – August 1, 2018

    LOMS:   Most of the roofing project will be completed in the next two weeks.  Renovation of canopies at Steven L Foster Auditorium, Audubon Blvd entrance, and at the back entrances of the gymnasium will continue into the beginning of school but will not interfere with school activities. 

    FXH:  Roofing project will be completed in the next two weeks.

    FXH: Substructure project for the Warwick Road side of the elementary school building is nearing completion.  Helical pilings (19-25 feet in length) were installed and all elements of the existing substructure were sandblasted and painted.  Structural steel will be installed between the pilings beginning next week.  This project complements a similar one completed in 1995 for the Deal Road side of the building.  Installation of new flooring will begin next week for select classrooms. The final stage of the substructure project under the Radcliffe Road section of the building will be completed next summer. 

    Air Quality Testing:  Air quality tests have been conducted as required by law with respect to asbestos abatement projects pertaining to the roofing work at LOMS and FXH.  At the end of the month our annual air quality testing will be conducted by Enviroscience in both school buildings. 

    FEMA Mitigation Project:  Thanks to assistance from Assemblywoman Kathleen Rice, our FEMA mitigation timeline for installation of the stackable flood gates and louvres has been extended.  Fabrication of the gates and louvres will begin after Labor Day.  We anticipate completion to occur at the end of February.

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    School Business Administrator

    The district is currently conducting a search for a new School Business Administrator (see District, Jobs, School Business Administrator, Job Description).  The Interim School Business Administrator is Albert T. Chase, who was appointed by the Board of Education at the daily rate of $800 with approval from the State Education Department.  Mr. Chase was approved under §211 of Retirement and Social Security Law and §80-5.5 of Commissioner’s Regulations for the period July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. The retirement system to which this person belongs has been notified of this fact.

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    Lincoln Orens Middle School eighth-graders graduate with big goals

    On the evening of June 20, Island Park’s eighth-graders showed that they were ready to take on their dreams and embark upon the challenges and opportunities of high school. Members of the district’s Board of Education, administration and staff, along with students’ families, gathered in the Steven L. Foster Auditorium for the 56th annual commencement ceremony, as the graduates took the spotlight on their middle school stage one last time.

    A slideshow of photo memories played as guests took their seats, and the event kicked off with the Graduation Orchestra’s performance of the traditional “Pomp and Circumstance” and a salute to the American flag. Lincoln Orens Middle School Principal Bruce Hoffman welcomed the students and audience members and introduced Outstanding Achievement Award recipients Elsy Guzman-Amaya, Robert Adler and Victoria Lugo, who discussed the Class of 2018’s past, present and future, respectively.

    The ceremony featured an awards presentation during which 25 eighth-graders were recognized by district and community organizations for their academic excellence, musical talent, athletic skill, school involvement, volunteer efforts and overall good character.

    Members of the chorus performed a “Count on Me” song medley, which signified this milestone as they head into different futures as individuals, with the support of one another.

    The highlight of the event was the much-anticipated presentation of diplomas by Superintendent of Schools Dr. Rosmarie Bovino and Board of Education President Jack Vobis. Students were called up one-by-one to accept this token of their accomplishments.

    Immediately following this exciting moment, the Lincoln Orens Color Guard conducted the Transfer of Colors, at which time the graduates turned their flags and sashes over to their younger seventh-grade successors. The Color Guard Band provided accompanying music.

    As the event concluded, Dr. Bovino addressed the students and expanded upon the motivation that they already have within themselves. She discussed themes that Class of 2018 members unveiled in autobiographies that they completed in Gabriel D’Auria’s English language arts class, such as their families, friends, goals and strategies for achievement. She noted that they shared aspirations to become doctors, professional athletes, teachers, lawyers, architects, CEOs, mechanics, biochemists, singers, designers, personal trainers, bloggers and many other professions.

    “These are great long-term goals,” Dr. Bovino said. “I was impressed that you all said you were committed to doing your jobs well. The best result to look forward to is knowing that, someday, others will respect you for the work that you do.”

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MySchoolBucks

MySchoolBucks is an online payment system that makes school meal payments easy for busy parents on-the-go! Quickly and securely add money to your student's school meal account using your credit or debit card. 
See PDF:   MySchoolBucks.pdf 

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New Point of Sale System – WebSMARTT 

  • Island Park UFSD has purchased a point-of-sale system for use in the cafeterias at FX Hegarty Elementary School and Lincoln Orens Middle School.
  • The POS system, called WebSMARTT, will eliminate the pencil to paper meal tracking, which will allow for processing of meal transactions to be completed quickly and efficiently.

See PDF:   WebSMARTT.pdf 

School Meal Program

For more information see Food Services (LOMS) (FXH)

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Registration & Enrollment Packet

 Community Letter WHHS

The following letters have been mailed to all members of the community and should be received by Saturday (7/14) or Monday (7/16).

See letters: 
(Community Letter WHHS.pdf ) ( Community Letter WHHS Spainish.pdf )
High School Plans WHHS.pdf ) (High School Plans WHHS Spainsh.pdf )

 

Find us on Facebook!

In our ongoing effort to keep the community up-to-date with the latest district news and announcements, the Island Park Public Schools has launched an informational Facebook page. This page can be accessed by searching “Island Park Public Schools” on Facebook. By clicking “like,” you will be able to see the latest posts about student achievements, exciting events, interesting programs and important alerts in your newsfeed. Thank you for your support of our students and educational initiatives. We look forward to sharing many success stories as the year progresses.
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