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Mineola Board of Ed Notebook: June 6

Other news from the June 6 board of education meeting.

The  held a meeting on Thursday, June 6. Here are some of the things you may have missed.

Jackson Avenue Bus Loop

  • The met once at “and we were able to walk around and visualize at where busses could fit,” Superintendent Dr. Michael Nagler reported. “They made some recommendations.”
  • The committee held another meeting on June 13 where the superintendent shared some drawings from the architect. 
  • We’re looking to see if we can queue the busses on Saville without going around the back of the building,” he said.

Hampton Street School Construction Update

  • Superintendent Nagler brought an example of a mock-up of what the letters set to hang from the ceiling of the would look like, holding up a blue ‘A’ for those in attendance. “Picture this really big, hanging where kids can see it from the ceiling in the four primary colors,” he said.
  • Windows at were being installed as of June 6 with the district at the time expecting an early completion.
  • Furniture and casework is expected to be delivered by the middle of July “which will give us enough time to stock the shelves and get ready for opening day,” Dr. Nagler said, noting a lead-time delay in two windows and the roof. “I’m very excited about opening that space up there.”

Other Board News

  • The board approved the summer music program, which is self-funded. The teachers’ salary is set by the bargaining unit. Typically they wait to see how many students enroll and divide by the number of teachers to determine the charge. There is a maximum stipend of $3,646.68 they can receive.
  • The board approved a list of student workers for the summer who would be helping to pack up the libraries and teacher rooms during the summer. At the time of the meeting there are five students working and four substitutes who were on the list.
  • Catherine Vays-Maiman, the new director of pupil personnel services was in attendance at the meeting and introduced to the board.

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