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Syosset-Jericho Tribune - Schools

Syosset SD Continues Superintendent Interviews

Gives Sandy Repairs Update

The Syosset Board of Education is interviewing for the position of interim superintendent through the end of August, following the surprise announcement last month of now outgoing Superintendent of Schools Carole Hankin’s retirement after 23 years of service to the district.

“The individual we choose will share our vision to maintain the district’s academic excellence,” said the board in a statement. “In addition, as a practical matter, the selection of an outstanding and experienced interim superintendent will provide the board with the necessary time to conduct a search for and eventually hire the very best possible superintendent for our district.”

In other news, John Grillo, architect for the school district, announced that repairs to the high school library roof, which was damaged by Hurricane Sandy, are complete, and a final “to-do” list is underway.  He also updated the district on repairs to the pool roof, also damaged by Hurricane Sandy, which now requires further work after the discovery of rotting beams.  

According to a letter submitted by the school board, the pool roof will not be completed by September.  The pool will remain temporarily closed for safety concerns, and arrangements are being made to accommodate the school’s swim teams.  According to Assistant Superintendent for Business Patricia M. Rufo, original repairs for the pool roof and library cost $692,477, and additional repairs to the pool building cost $181,686.