Board Notes - Nov. 14 Meeting

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The Board of Education held its only business meeting for the month on Nov. 14.

The meeting commenced with the recognition of four Bellport High School seniors who were recognized by Brookhaven Town’s Hispanic Advisory Board during the fifth annual Hispanic Heritage Night Celebration in October. Chelsea Argueta, Henry Chillogallo, Ivelisse Diaz and Katerin Fuentes Velasco were among 64 Hispanic/Latino high school students from 13 school districts who were honored for maintaining a GPA of 95 percent or higher. 

During the Trustee Reports, trustees Lisa DiSanto and Jack Nix congratulated the Bellport High School student-thespians who performed in “Moon Over Buffalo,” held on Nov. 2-3. Board of Education President Cheryl A. Felice and Vice President Regina Hunt also congratulated high school students who were inducted into the Center of Excellence Club on Nov. 8. Dr. Anthony Griffin also gave a shoutout to third-grade students in Mrs. Micyk’s class at Brookhaven Elementary School, where he read Deborah Diesen’s “The Pout-Pout Fish.”

Mike Leone from Cullen & Danowski then presented the Independent Auditor’s Report required annually by the New York State Education Department. In addition to stating his gratitude for the district’s cooperation and engagement in the audit process, he gave the district a clean bill of health and discussed the particulars of the report with the trustees. 

The district also voted to fund the My School Bucks administrative fees so that parents do not have to pay for card replenishments each time money is placed in students’ lunch accounts. 

The board collectively wished the community a happy and safe thanksgiving and announced that the next business meeting will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 7:30 p.m.