The West Hempstead school board will hold its September business meeting at 7:30 p.m. tonight in the high school videoconference room.
One of the first orders of business, according to the meeting agenda, will be to elect a new school board president as Walter Ejnes resigned Friday. (Click to find out why.)
In addition to routine business matters, the board will also present a brief synopsis of the , which was delivered in great detail at a Space Utilization Committee held last month.
The trustees will also be voting on faculty appointments, the budget timetable for the 2012-2013 school year, various contracts and an appraisal for the , which Nassau BOCES will no longer be leasing from the district come June 2013.
Under "new business," the board will be revisiting existing policies regarding a variety of areas including sexual harassment, credit cards, cell phones, cafeteria services, immunizations, attendance, free lunches, corporal punishment, student possession of weapons, school conduct and discipline, and school board ethics. (You may remember that Ejnes had requested the ethics policy be looked at againregarding actions taken by Trustee Cynthia DiMiceli leading up to the May school budget election.)
The board will also discuss how they will handle the vacant seat that now exists in light of Ejnes' resignation. They would have the option to keep the seat vacant until the May 2013 election or appoint a temporary replacement until this time, or hold a special election. (When Trustee Anthony Brita resigned last summer, the board eventually decided to appoint former Trustee Vincent Trocchia to his seat until the regular election, which Karen Brohm won, was held in May.)
As always, West Hempstead and Island Park residents and faculty will have two opportunties to address the board during tonight's meeting. The full agenda can be viewed at the top right.