BOE Celebrates Students and Staff

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At the June 14 meeting of the Lynbrook Board of Education trustees approved a resolution to move forward with a bond proposal that will be put before voters for approval on Tuesday, Oct. 3. After voters rejected a previous bond proposal in March 2016, this revised proposal was introduced, reducing the size of the bond by approximately $15 million, while maintaining elements that were deemed important to the community. Details about the proposal, including an architect’s summary, revised bond presentation and revised plan drawings can be found on the Bond Follow Up page at

The meeting began with student recognitions. Waverly Park students Rachel Stein and Miley Leu were recognized as the Grade 4 and Grade 3 State Winners in the Zaner-Bloser Handwriting Contest. Waverly Park fourth-grader Coral Roditi was acknowledged for her winning entry in the Humane Society Essay Contest.

Trustee Robert Paskoff was recognized for receiving a Master Board Member award from the New York State School Boards Association. Barbara Parrotta, who is retiring after serving as the principal’s secretary at West End School for 21 years, was celebrated. Eight new staff appointments were approved. Tenure was approved for 14 staff members.

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Melissa Burak presented “You Go the Distance” awards to Supervisor of Maintenance Renato Vigorito, high school special education teacher Jackie Cook, West End art teacher Michael Christie, and high school art teachers Tom Sena and Michael Kunz. These awards are given to staff members who go above and beyond to serve the Lynbrook school community.

Dr. Burak reported that Lynbrook High School was ranked 868 in the nation in The Washington Post’s list of America’s Most Challenging High Schools, placing it in the top 12 percent in the nation. The school was also named a New York State Reward School for attaining high academic achievement. She also reported that the district’s new website is set to launch in the fall.

Dr. Paul Lynch, assistant superintendent for finance, operations and information systems, announced an extensive list of capital projects slated for schools around the district this summer. He also reported that the Atlantic Avenue window project has been completed.