Recognitions and updates at the May 9 Island Park BOE meeting
At the May 9 Island Park Board of Education meeting, several students were recognized as April Students of the Month for exemplifying risk taker qualities. Students who were honored include: Jason Hernandez-Mackorthy (kindergarten), Ryan Keenan (grade 1), Danielle Carrera-Mejia (grade 2), Sebastian Freiser (grade 3), Anaya Lee (grade 4), Delilah Gonzalez (grade 5), Vincenzo Leo (grade 6), Benjamin Torres (grade 7) and Joseph Lordi (grade 8). Francis X. Hegarty School Principal Cynthia Cameron and Lincoln Orens Middle School Principal Dr. Bruce Hoffman read teachers’ remarks about each student honoree.
Following student recognitions, Superintendent of Schools Vincent Randazzo expressed gratitude and appreciation as he announced two Island Park teachers for tenure, Allison Amico and Jennifer Hannon. Respectively, the two have completed their probationary period and are dedicated, accomplished teachers who have proved themselves to be outstanding elementary teachers worthy of this significant milestone.
Mr. Randazzo then recommended two new elementary teacher appointments, Alyssa Petry and Brittany Gallipani. The Superintendent expressed his good wishes and welcomed the two to the Island Park team!
The last portion of the Superintendent’s report included an update on the LIPA Power Plant issue by District Counsel Robert Cohen. He shared it has been less than two weeks since the last meeting and not much has transpired except for the exchange of document drafts between LIPA counsel and special counsel in the district’s office. He indicated a final draft agreement had been sent and it is in the process of being reviewed with the board in an executive session. Cohen feels the terms are getting to the point of being well defined. He anticipates next time they meet will most likely be after the May 17 budget vote. It will then be finalized and ready to be discussed with the public. Cohen felt once it is shared with the public, everyone will have a better understanding of the provisions of the agreement as well as have an opportunity to ask questions.