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A preliminary budget of $ 9,-
478,390 that would sharply increase
the tax rate was unveiled
at the Plainedge Board of Education
meeting held Thursday
Lawrence I. Hammer, Board of
Education President, saidthatthe
rate would go from $ 8.71 on the
current $ 8,747,784 budget to
$ 11.19 per hundred of assessed
valuation if only mandated increases
were included. If various
departmental requests for
increased appropriation are accepted,
the rate could go as high
as $ 11,182.
The Plainedge Citizens Advisory
Committee on Transportation
submitted a final report to
the Board of Education suggesting
a more liberalized busing
policy. The group recommended
that walking distances should be
Kindergarten through Third
grade 1/ 2 mile: Fourth through
Sixth grade 3/ 4 mile; Seventh
through Ninth grade one mile;
Tenth through Twelfth grade one
and one half miles.
This year the policy had been
one half mile for Kindergarten;
three quarters* of a mile for
grades One through Six; one and a
half miles for grades seven
through nine and two miles for
grades Ten through Twelve.
The committee also recommended
that no allowance be made
for reimbursement of the first
ten miles of transportation for
children attending private and
Members of the Committee
were: Larry Connors, Helen
Feder. George Fitzpatrick, Herbert
Goldstein, Jeanette Hyman,
Donald Kanter, Irving Kleinman,
Margaret O'Sullivan, Jules Teck,
Edna Von Drathen and Rose Wan-lass.
Herbert Goldstein gave a
minority recommendation to the
Board. He said that children in
grades four through six should
have an improved busing situation
and that they too should be
reduced to one half mile.
Goldstein also suggested that
they too should be reduced to
one half mile.
Goldstein also suggested that
the Town of Oyster Bay be required
to post 15 mile zones in
the vicinity of school buildings
and that drills should be conducted
on school buses instructing
children of emergency doors
in case or a fire or accident.
The Board did not take any
action on the recommendations.
Negotiations are still going on
regarding teachers salaries with
the Plainedge Federation of
The Board's next budget meeting
will be held on Thursday,
March 28 at 8: 30 p. m. at the
Plainedge High School.
in District 22. A resolution of
commendation was passed by the
Board citing the work of the r e tiring
A resolution was passed to add
the name of Gerald William McCaffrey
to the memorial plaque at
the Senior High School. This
student had been killed in Vietnam.
A Junior Historical Society
trip to Lake Placid on May 9- 11
was approved as was the adoption
of the school calendar for
During the public participation
portion of the meeting a question
was asked whether there was still
time for rebidding pupil transportation.
( The Board had rejected
the only bid). In response
to a question whether the bus
company now transporting students
uses buses older than the
stipulated 1963 models, the answer
given was that several 1962
models were used but that maintenance
standards for these were
When the Board was queried
whether they had a Superintendent
of Buildings and Grounds, the
answer was in the negative. Business
manager Jack Zutt stated
that he was Acting Superintendent.
Lucien J. Dambra, of 108 North
Drive, North Massapequa, then
charged that several statements
which appeared in an anonymous
publication called DEBT were
grossly in error. He stated that
the one psychologist for every
2,000 students in the district was
not too much but rather the other
way around. He cited several
other examples where DEBT was
in error and alluded to a survey
made by TEC, the Education
Council for School and Development
wherein Farmingdale was
in the lower half of expenditures
per pupil on Nassau County.
Trustee A. Terry Weathers
then introduced a resolution
which was passed that the State
take over the State mandated
retirement and social security
costs for teachers and non professionals.
The resolution asked the
support of the New York State
Boards Association. Weathers
stated the State mandated payments
and a substantial amount
to the local school tax burden.
He quoted a figure of $ 1,435,000
to be paid locally for teachers
retirement and $ 145,000 for non
The Board also passed a resolution
supporting the Congress
of the Educational Crises whereby
each school district is asked
to send a delegate and delegation
to Albany on Tuesday, March 26
to seek a minimum state school
aid formula of $ 800 per pupil.
See separate story on bus
Phyllis Reiss To Become
Bride Of Lloyd M. Glazer
Assistant Superintendent of
Schools Charles Manso made the
Superintendents Report at the
District 22 Board of Education
meeting on Monday.
The Board approved several
recommendations. Among them
the establishment of a nine period
day in the High School for 1968-
69. 1,000 students in grades
10- 12 would attend classes from
7: 30 to 1: 47 p. m. A second group
would report at 8: 25 a. m. and
remain until 2: 33 p. m. It was
explained that since 2,770 students
would be housed in a school
designed for 2,300, the recommended
plan would avoid split
The study of Italian would be
increased from two to three years
and Russian to two years. On the
Junior High level a course in
Current Events would also be
Louis Hirsch, a Mill Lane,
Social Studies teacher will retire
in June after 35 years of
teaching, 14 of which were spent
Phyllis Reiss, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Herbert Reiss of 176
North Virginia Avenue, North
Massapequa will become the
bride of Lloyd M. Glazer, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Glazer
of 57 Burton Avenue, Bethpage
on June 8 at the Huntington Town
The bride to be is a graduate
Mrs. Lucy Jonnson, Coordinating
Chairman of the Massapequa
Public Schools Homemak-ing
Department presented a report
to the School Board and to
those in attendance on Thursday
night at the regular monthly
Board of Education meeting.
The highlight of the evening was
a tour of the Massapequa High
School Homemaking Department.
Trustees and visitors were
served samples of the products
of the high school Home Economics
Classes. In addition to the
social hour, Mrs. Jonnsonhosted
a tour of the various sections of
the homemaking wing and guests
observed samples of prolucts
Mrs. Jonnson said that her
department put added emphasis
on the technique of problem solving
as it relates to family life.
Rosarians Slate Fashion Show
The St. Rose of Lima Rosary
Society, Massapequa will hold a
fashion show on Wednesday,
March 27, at 8: 30 p. m. in the
of Farmingdale Senior High
School and is a student at Hofstra
Her fiance received his BA
from the University of Miami
and was in the export- import
business until his army service.
He is now a Specialist 5th Class
of the United States Army.
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Grace Druan Engaged To
Dr. Martin Rosman
The engagement of Miss Helen
Margaret Schwartz, daughter of
Mrs. Clara Schwartz and the late
Herbert J. Schwartz of Pearl
River, New York, to Lawrence
Richard Dohn, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Frederick P. Dohn of Massapequa
Park, has been announced
by the future bride's
Miss Schwartz, a student at
New York State University College
at Plattsburgh, is a junior
majoring in Liberal Arts Psychology
and plans to do graduate
study in Education.
Dohn a Secondary Social Science
major, attends the State
University of New York at Plattsburgh.
He plans to teach prior
to completing his masters in Education.
The couple plan to wed in January.
F- A- M Art Group
To Hear Professor
Professor Robert J. Lovell of
the State University of New York
College at Farmingdale, Advertising
Art and Design department,
will be guest speaker at the next
meeting of F- A- M Art Group on
Thursday, March 28, at 9: 00 p. m.
in the Community Room of Mar-jorie
Post Community Park.
Lovell will talk about various
aspects of poster art.
Professor Lovell, a graduate
of Pratt Institute, has been a
faculty member in the advertising
art department at the Farmingdale
college since 1957.
Information about F- A- M, a
group of artists from Farming-dale,
Amity ville and Massapequa,
may be obtained by contacting any
member or by calling Al Young,
at LI 1- 7298.
" Dollars, Trade and Aid -
What Policies for World Prosperity?"
will be the topic of
the Great Decisions discussions
at the Farmingdale Public Library,
Main Street on Friday,
March 22 at 8 p. m.
The discussion is based on the
Foreign Policy Association and
the television program on Channel
13 at 7: 30 the same evening.
A family film program will also
be offered by the Farmingdale
Public Library on Friday, March
22 at 7: 30 p. m. at the South
Farmingdale Branch Library.
" Six Brave Men" and " White
Mane" will be featured.
Children must be accompanied
by an adult. The program is free
Mrs. Seena Druan, wife of the
late Dr. Herman Druan, of 81
First Avenue, Massapequa Park,
announced the engagement of her
daughter, Grace Audrey, to Dr.
Martin Rosman, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Julius Rosman of Woodside,
Miss Druan, a 1964 graduate
of Alfred Berner High School,
is a student at Barnard College,
where she will graduate in June.
Dr. Rosman is finishing his internship
at Yale Medical School
and will be doing heart research,
at the NationalInstituteof Health,
A June wedding is planned.
Dr. Andre Rolo Qeft), Medical Director of South Oaks Hospital,
hands diplomas to Mrs. Neillie Wilson and Mrs. Audrey Hospedale,
as Mrs. Rose Jennings, R. N., Director of Nursing, a resident
of Massapequa Park, looks on. Mrs. Wilson and Mrs, Hospedale
were among the graduates of the first Remotivation class held
for psychiatric aides at the hospital.
Camp Fire Girls Executive Director, Mgs. Robert Curtis
of Massapequa, was welcomed to the Advisory Council of the Office
of Mobilization for Democracy by Matthew J. Cronin, the director.
The members of the Advisory Council select the winner of the
County's " Suggestion of the Month" contest in addition to advising
on numerous County programs.
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