Herricks board recognizes varsity soccer team

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The Herricks girls varsity soccer team, pictured with their coaches, Board of Education Vice President Brian Hassan and Superintendent Fino Celano.

The Herricks Board of Education recognized the success of the girl’s varsity soccer team Thursday night at a regularly scheduled meeting.

The board and staff are tremendously proud of the girls’ achievement, Superintendent Fino Celano said.

Celano and Vice-President Brian Hassan invited the girls to receive awards in front of the board.

The girl’s soccer team went 9-1 in the AB7 Conference in their fall season, finishing the season on a nine-game winning streak after a season-opening 0-1 loss to Valley Stream Central. The team posted an impressive three shutout victories and defeated opponents 9-1 on two separate occasions, one coming in their final game against Lawrence.

Herricks 55 points scored and nine points against were the best in both categories for their conference, which includes Valley Stream Central, Elmont, Roosevelt, Lawrence and Sewanhaka.

The board also met for the first time since homecoming, and all spoke of the success of the evening.

“The ambiance, the fun, everybody was just having such a great night and the vibe was just so right on,” President Juleigh Chin said. “I don’t think the concession stand was ever not busy throughout the entire night and I loved seeing all the different parents getting involved.”

It was the best homecoming in the last ten years for a variety of reasons, Hassan said.

After their reports and the honors, the board unanimously approved all agenda items, including several BOCES letters of intents and agreements for New York State Assessment test gradings and online learning programs.

The board also approved a contract with Nassau County for youth drug abuse services, the sale of obsolete textbooks and an amended agreement for special education related services.

Capital projects change orders and an allowance authorization totaling more than $62,000 was authorized by the board for construction to be done on the high school cafeteria, kitchen and general site work improvements.

Two change orders for Stalco Construction Corporation for $38,739 represents the cost to adjust the kitchen ceiling height and demolish additional ceilings, banquette wall modifications for bistro seat height, cost to install new steps for egress from the cafeteria and install a new concrete floor in the basement.

The allowance authorization for $10,000 to The LandTek Group is to provide ornamental aluminum fencing and gates at the grandstand to be installed between column piers.

The two change orders for JVR Electric for $13,408.21 represent the cost to install walk-in cooler light fixtures and conduct contract work off hours, repair systems, relocate wires and additional electric work and repairs.

The board will meet again Nov. 29.

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