When the Clarkstown Board of Education meets tonight, its members will vote on tenure for three staff members. Alexis Kawalick, an English teacher at Felix Festa Middle School; Arden Glogau, a teaching assistant at Bardonia Elementary School, and Ellen Levinger, a teaching assistant at Clarkstown South High School, are up for tenure. Kawalick’s probationary period ends January 31st, Glogau’s probationary period ends March 15th and Levinger’s probationary period ends February 25th.
If the superintendent’s recommendation that they be awarded tenure is approved then tenure becomes effective on the first day after their probationary period ends.
Board members will also vote on approving the official results from the New City and West Nyack library combine budget vote. Voters passed the combined library budget on December 12, 2012.
Clarkstown North High School students will explain their "Fill A Bus" campaign, which collected school supplies for students of a P.S. 43 in Far Rockaway which was heavily damaged by Hurricane Sandy.
Acceptance of several contributions to district schools will be voted on at the 8 p.m. meeting. A total of $40,033 has been donated for the purchase and installation of SMART boards at the Lakewood and Congers Elementary schools. $20,019 came from Mike Aglialoro, a district parent and board member, $11,600 from the Lakewood Elementary PTA and $8,414 from the Congers Elementary PTA.
The Clarkstown North High School PTSA contributed three iPads valued at $1,200 to the school’s Counseling Center. With the iPads, students and counselors can work on the school schedules and the college application process in tandem. Board members will also vote to accept those items and 40 brand new stuffed animals for the Bardonia Elementary School from district parent Mr. Luongo.