School budgets, spring sports and the state of the County seem to be on most people's minds in Malverne and West Hempstead this week.
To get more about these local stories check out the top five headlines for today, April 13:
- School Budgets Adopted: Both the Malverne and West Hempstead School Boards voted Tuesday night to adopt the proposed budgets for the 2011-2012. Of course, the taxpayers in both districts will have the final say next month when they head out to the polls to either pledge their support or vote down the budgets. Find out the details later on Patch.
- Education Groups Unite: Parents, teachers, students and administrators for the West Hempstead schools will come together tonight to discuss important issues and programs affecting education in the district. The joint meeting of the Parent-Teacher-Association, PTSA and SEPTA will take place in the West Hempstead Middle School starting at 7:30 p.m. Among the topics to be discussed are the school budget for 2011-2012 and the newly formed educational foundation.
- Little League, Big Hearts: Little League baseball and softball kicked off this weekend in Malverne, where the young players filled Harris Field for an opening ceremony and then competed at fields throughout the village. View photos of the players in action later today. Also, read about the efforts of the Malverne Mud Hens, another youth baseball program in the community, which joined Little Leaguers around the country to honor a fallen fellow player who was murdered months ago. Click here for the story.
- Family Forum: Join parents from Malverne and West Hempstead in discussing another topic that concerns local kids in this week's Family Forum. Starting at noon, members of our Parents Council and readers will begin talking about homework. How do you motivate your child to do his or her work? Where do you draw the line when it comes to helping them and doing it for them? What are you struggling most with when it comes to your young students? Share your opinions this afternoon.
- State of the County Address: In case you missed it, check out Tuesday's video report of Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano's most recent speech about the current state of affairs, including the budget and recent layoffs by clicking . Also, read Nassau Democratic Chair Jay Jacobs' .