Northport Schools Notebook: Gala Fundraiser; After-School Clubs

After-school clubs and a Gala to benefit the Drug and Alcohol Task Force were discussed at the Oct. 3 BOE meeting.

FRIENNDS and the Engeman Theater Team Up for Gala

FRIENNDS (the Foundation for Resources for the East Northport and Northport District Schools) will be holding its 2011 Gala Event, a night at the , on Oct. 19, for a performance  of the critically acclaimed . FRIENNDS will dedicate the proceeds for the event to support the efforts of the Drug and Alcohol Task Force. Festivities will begin at 6:00 p.m., with refreshments donated by , , and the Clipper Tea Company, among others. Raffle items have been donated by the Engeman Theater, as well as several PTAs, along with a special raffle donated by members of the Board of Education

Tickets are $75 per person. Checks should be made out to FRIENNDS and sent along with a mail and e-mail address, to P.O. Box 393, Northport, N.Y. 11768

How Many People Does It Take to Form a Club?

After looking at Schedule D “Extra Pay” of the Personnel Schedules submitted for approval by Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources Terry Bouton, the BOE asked for more clarification in the future on some of the costs, such as the $18.15 per hour charges on several of the line items which didn’t indicate the exact club or responsibility, nor the number of hours.  The district’s appropriation for after school activities is $861,000.  A copy of the schedule is attached in PDF form to this article.

Trustee Joe Sabia wanted to know if there is a minimum number of students needed to form a club and if the club is suspended if attendance drops below that number.

Board President Steve Waldenburg agreed with Sabia. “This keeps coming up. I don’t blame you for asking.”

Bouton said most clubs have either already begun or will do so in the near future, and that club attendance is recorded at each meeting and submitted to the district.  At the Board’s request, she will submit a report in mid-January on all clubs and their average attendance for further discussion.

Future Board Meetings

The Math and English Language Students of the Month will be recognized at the next BOE meeting on Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m.  in the William J. Brosnan Building.  A district-wide overview of instructional initiatives will also be presented. A work session will follow at 9:00 p.m. to discuss the proposed resolutions for the New York State School Boards Association annual meeting at the end of the month, including the to amend the schedule for collection of school taxes. 


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