The Clarkstown Board of Education will discuss the policy governing the selection process and appointment of school building principals and central office administrators at Thursday’s meeting. The policy, which was last updated in April 2007, does not apply to the superintendent’s position. The three-page policy guides the process for evaluating elementary, middle school and high school principal candidates and central office administrator candidates.
Board members will vote on scheduling the New City and West Nyack libraries’ budget vote for Wednesday, Dec. 12 and changing polling locations. Registered voters can cast ballots between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.
The board will also act on the polling places for two districts. Election Districts 1 and 3 will vote at the New City Library.
Election District 2 will remain at Congers Elementary School and Election District 4 will continue to vote at the West Nyack Library. In the event of severe weather, the budget vote will be postponed until Wednesday, Dec. 19.
The West Nyack budget hearing will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. The proposed budget of $5,089,075 is an increase of 1.23 percent over the current spending plan of $5,027,950. The New City Library Board of Trustees already approved its proposed budget for the next fiscal year.
School board members will vote on authorizing property tax refunds to about 70 Clarkstown property owners. The tax cert refunds for 2011 range from $143.18 to $2,854.09. A total of $39,847.54 will be refunded to New City, West Nyack, Bardonia, Nanuet and Congers property owners who filed challenges to their property tax assessments.
The board is expected to accept donations from a private business as well as school-related organizations. Schott Solar is donating $8,000 to reinforce the support structure of the solar panel array on the Clarkstown South High School.
The Bardonia PTA is contributing $350 to cover the installation cost of the Smartboard it donated. The Clarkstown North High School PTSA is donating exterior landscaping for the music room valued at $2,400. The Clarkstown South High School Viking Football Touchdown Club is donating spirit flags valued at $200.
The school board meets at 8 p.m.