To kick off the 2019-2020 school year, the Lynbrook Public Schools’ Board of Education held its annual reorganization meeting on July 8.
William Belmont and Heather Hanson were each sworn into another three-year term on the board. Mr. Belmont, Lesli Dennino and Robert Paskoff were unanimously reelected president, vice president and secretary, respectively. Each took the oath of office before the community which followed with Superintendent of Schools Dr. Melissa Burak and District Clerk Theresa Moran being sworn into their positions.
The board closed out the reorganization meeting and opened with its regular meeting which included special reports and student recognitions. Dr. Burak commended recent Lynbrook High School graduates Sarah Gaudet and Siobhan Stapleton for receiving the Academic All-American Award for swimming from the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association. Both students received a trophy and a Lynbrook T-shirt.
Dr. Burak also announced that Lynbrook High School was designated by the New York State Education Department as a 2018-2019 Recognition School for high achievement and high progress for the 2017-2018 school year under New York State’s Every Student Succeeds Act Plan.
During the meeting, the community received an update on the district’s summer programs. Dr. Burak spoke about the Summer Playground Program and noted that 624 students are enrolled this year between two schools. Students are also participating in the Summer Reading Program, Summer STEAM Academy and summer academic programs for both middle school and high school students.
Assistant Superintendent for Finance, Operations, and Information Systems Dr. Paul Lynch summarized capital projects that are under way for the summer. He reported that the construction portion is almost complete on the security vestibules at Marion Street, North, and South while work at West End and the Kindergarten Center is scheduled to begin this week. Demolition is taking place at Atlantic Avenue and at North Middle School and South Middle School for the locker rooms and air conditioning projects.