If you are regular user of the Roslyn High School track, you will have noticed that construction fences have been put up near the entrance to the track and the turf field. These fences are there to create a secure area as a major reconstruction project on the field house will begin shortly. The track and field will remain open throughout the construction period, though for reasons of safety there will be no access through the parking area on the north side of the field house structure. Use the main gateway to reach the track and field.
The new field house is slated to be ready for use by the start of the fall 2013 athletic season. This reconstruction project is a private-public partnership, underwritten by a combination of New York State grant funds, private donations through the Roslyn Bulldog Booster Club, and capital funds of the Roslyn Public Schools.
Roslyn High School Senior Melissa Goldstein has written a musical adaptation of Sherwood Anderson’s novel Winesburg, Ohio. What began as four songs written for a class project on the novel, “Winesburg” has blossomed into an hour-long musical. Melissa has written the music, lyrics and script, and has enlisted the talents of RCP to bring Anderson’s classic novel about life in a small American town to the stage.
A delayed opening proved helpful when Wheatley staff participated in workshops about the college admissions process with admissions representatives from Harvard, Yale and Binghamton. Staff was provided with insight into the newest trends in the college admissions process as well as the key role teacher recommendations can play.
When we started the budget development process for 2013-14 a few months ago, we were faced with some familiar challenges. A diminishing share of state aid for Long Island school districts; no significant relief from costly state mandates, and even some new ones to burden local taxpayers; ever-rising costs for health insurance and retirement. All of these difficulties must now be considered in the context of a tax levy limit, which makes it much more difficult for local districts even to ask local taxpayers if they would be willing to pay higher taxes to preserve educational programs.
The Roslyn Board of Education is proposing a budget with minimal changes in spending and taxes. Voters will go to the polls on Tuesday, May 21 to vote on a budget of $102,065,212, a spending increase of 2.63 percent over the current year. The tax levy will rise 2.11 percent, which is within the limit mandated by New York State. All educational initiatives in literacy, math, foreign languages, technology, differentiated learning and character education will continue or even expand under the proposed spending plan. Class sizes will remain steady.
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