Resolution J1007-2013

Commending the Great Neck Union Free School District for 50 years of providing Summer School/Enrichment and Summer Music Programs for the students of the district

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  • Apr 17, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Apr 17, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Mar 25, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commending  the  Great  Neck  Union Free School
District   for   50   years   of    providing    comprehensive    Summer
School/Enrichment  and  Summer  Music  Programs  for the students of the
district

WHEREAS, It is the sense of  this  Legislative  Body  to  recognize  and
commend  education  programs  and  institutions  of  commitment and high
achievement; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern and in full accord with  its  long-
standing tradition, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend the
Great Neck Union Free School District for 50 years of providing a Summer
School/Enrichment  Program  and Summer Music Program for the students of
the district; and
  WHEREAS, The district's 2012 Summer School/Enrichment Program and  the
2012  Summer  Music  Program  provided  instructional  classes  for  810
students, a two percent increase over the previous year's enrollment and
was also the eleventh year the district's academic intervention  program
was available; and
  WHEREAS,  In  total,  85  courses  were  offered, of which 33 academic
intervention courses were for children in  Kindergarten  through  eighth
grade and 34 were high school level enrichment courses; and
  WHEREAS,  The  Great  Neck  School District also offers New York State
Regents Examinations during the summers; during summer 2012, 124 Regents
Examinations and 12 Regents Competency Examinations were offered; and
  WHEREAS, The district's elementary  school  summer  program  has  been
expanded  to  meet  more  needs  and is now ready to serve first through
fifth grade students; and
  WHEREAS, Also  available  during  the  2012  summer  school/enrichment
program were more mathematics courses along with TESL courses, which 106
students attended; and
  WHEREAS,  The  Great  Neck  Union Free School District's entire summer
program includes: summer enrichment, open to  students  entering  grades
six  through  nine,  with  over  30  different  extracurricular courses,
including rocketry, astronomy, culinary arts, architecture, instrumental
music, sewing, computer programming, first aid, fine  arts,  drama,  and
forensics,  musical  theater,  with  a drama, vocal and dance performing
arts workshop offered daily for students  entering  grades  six  through
nine; and
  WHEREAS, Academic intervention courses are offered in the core subject
areas  for  students  in need of additional instructional support during
the summer months; students entering grades six through nine can  regis-
ter for classes in math, English, social studies, science and English as
a Second Language; and
  WHEREAS,  Reading intervention classes are offered for students enter-
ing grades one through five along with math support for students  enter-
ing grades four and five; ESL for students entering Kindergarten through
Grade 12; a high school program to provide remedial instruction for high
school  students  who must retake an academic course in order to receive
credit; and Regents Examinations for students who are looking to take an
August New York State Regents exam; and, new courses are being developed
for summer 2013; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
commend  the  Great  Neck  Union  Free  School  District for 50 years of
providing Summer School/Enrichment and Summer  Music  Programs  for  the
students of the district; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Great Neck Union Free School District.

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