Long Beach Board of Ed. meets on Dec. 8

The Long Beach Public Schools’ Dec. 8 Board of Education Meeting included student recognitions and several presentations. The evening began with acknowledgment of Long Beach Middle School eighth-graders Maya Arengo and Uma Arengo for being among only 86 students selected as Long Island Young Scholars of Mathematics.

Middle school Principal Paul Romanelli and Director of STEM 6-12 Deborah Lovrich presented Maya and Uma with certificates in honor of their achievement, which grants them acceptance to the Institute of Creative Problem Solving for Gifted and Talented Students at SUNY College at Old Westbury.

Also at this meeting, Chief Operating Officer Michael DeVito and Director of Facilities and Operations Steve Lahey reported on future capital projects and Mr. DeVito and Director of Food Services Steven Kamlet reviewed food and nutrition services from the 2015-16 school year as well as future considerations. All presentations can be accessed on the district’s website, located at www.lbeach.org.

A public hearing was held with regard to the Cold War Veterans Tax Exemption, which was adopted by the board of education through a resolution. This will allow veterans who served an active duty from Sept. 2, 1945 through Dec. 26, 1991 to receive a property tax exemption in the amount of 15 percent from school taxes. “Gold Star Parents,” those who lost a child during combat, are also eligible to receive this exemption.