NEW ROCHELLE, NY — Here are some highlights from the Tuesday, Nov. 27 Board of Education meeting at Daniel Webster Magnet School. To watch a video of the meeting, click here.
Webster Principal Melissa Passarelli and her staff made a presentation on the school’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) program. Using problem-based inquiries, they explore concepts such as balance and stability, buoyancy and aerodynamics in projects that include creating and testing the ideal umbrella. Webster is a Humanities-Arts magnet school.
Scott Oling, of the external accounting firm O’Connor Davis, reported on an audit of the District’s financial statements for the last school year. The annual report, available on the District website, concludes that the statements “present fairly, in all material respects, the respective financial position of the governmental activities, each major fund, and the aggregate remaining fund information of the School District, as of June 30, 2018.”
Board of Education President Jeffrey Hastie, who also serves as co-chairman of the Facilities and Finance Committee, said the panel had established four subcommittees to help review, prepare and present District budgets. The subcommittees are the focused on zero-based budgeting, laws governing how the District shows its spending by school, reserve funds and budget presentations.