Moment of Reflection For September 11 and Empire State Building Victims

Clarkstown School Board remembered those with ties to the district


The Clarkstown Board of Education observed a Moment of Reflection at Thursday’s meeting in memory of the victims of September 11 and their families and the victim of the Empire State Building shooting. The victims of September 11 with close ties to the district who were remembered were: former Home School Counselor Gus Pappalardo, former West Nyack Elementary Teacher Harriet Timoner and Jeff Flagg, son of former School Board member Barbara Flagg. Steven Ercolino, a Clarkstown South High School graduate and former Nanuet resident, was shot to death by a former co-worker on August 24 outside the Empire State Building.

After the observance, the school board began its regular meeting. The board voted to accept numerous donations for schools from PTA organizations and a graduating class. 

The New City Elementary PTA made the following donations to the New City Elementary School:

  • One flatbed scanner valued t $259
  • 13 glass-enclosed bulletin boards for the hallways valued at $5,819
  • Seven replacement classroom fans valued at $364
  • One document camera valued at $739 

The Laurel Plains PTA donated funds toward the purchase and installation of a Smartboard for the Laurel Plains Elementary School valued at $3,466. 

The Felix Festa Middle School Class of 2012 donated $1,132 for the purchase of a computer and music stands.  


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