Lynbrook Board of Education holds August meeting

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The Lynbrook Public Schools Board of Education held its regular meeting in the Kindergarten Center gymnasium on August 10.

Starting off the meeting, Board President Dr. William Belmont announced new hires for the district. The board and administrators welcomed Danielle Bottaro, a speech teacher at Waverly Park Elementary School; Errol Dusman, a technology teacher at Lynbrook High School; Caroline Kosiba, an orchestra teacher at North and South middle schools; Alanna Loftus, a speech teacher at Marion Street Elementary School; Marissa Palmeri, a special education teacher at Marion Street; Shay Voor, a special education teacher at Marion Street; Jennifer Wisnewski, an English and social studies teacher at North Middle School; and Jennifer Marchignoli, a special education and reading teacher at the high school and South Middle school.

The board discussed school security, and Dr. Belmont noted a districtwide security supervisor has been hired. Board members agreed to reestablish the current team of security guards at each school building as well as add a security guard at each school building. The board will continue its discussion on security during the September meeting.

In her report, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Melissa Burak highlighted the district’s successful summer programs. The Extended School Year Program kept students engaged as they celebrated different themes each week and participated in an assembly each Friday. The Summer High School program offered classes in chemistry, living environment, algebra, geometry, global history, English, earth science, physical education and science research. At the Summer Playground, 542 campers enjoyed field trips, special guests and much more. The Summer Evening recreation program for high school students helped them stay physically fit. Finally, the ENL program ensured students did not experience learning loss over the summer.

In his capital projects update, Assistant Superintendent for Finance, Operations, and Information Systems Dr. Paul Lynch shared that the high school’s hallway flooring has been redone to match the new wing and the lockers are now green, making it look like a different building. The high school’s gymnasium floor will also be redone, and the high school library roofing project is now complete. The elevator at Marion Street is now functional and ready for use. At South Middle School, the blacktop was replaced with concrete. Upcoming projects include new roofing at West End and the library project at the high school; plans for these projects will soon be sent to the state for approval.

Dr. Belmont shared a sympathy resolution for Charles Stieger, who served as a math teacher at Lynbrook High School for 30 years from 1955 through 1985.

Date Added: 8/15/2022