There was plenty of big news in 2011 related to both the Wantagh and Seaford school districts.
Seaford dealt with a the challenge of operating on a contingency budget while Wantagh faced some major administrative changes. Here is a look at what Wantagh-Seaford Patch views as the top five local school stories 2011.
No. 5 —
The organization Save Seaford Sports was established during the summer of raising the $141,000 needed to restore the winter and spring athletic seasons after they were cut from the budget. The organization has so far to restore the first part of the winter middle school athletics season.
No. 4 —
The Wantagh Board of Education decided not to bring back longtime varsity football head coach Keith Sachs for a 21st season in the spring. The decision led Wantagh football players and athletic supporters to hold a and then the June 16 Board of Education meeting voicing support for Sachs, who went 109-66-1 in 19 seasons including capturing a Long Island Class III title in 2001. Coaching veteran Tom Casey to replace Sachs and Wantagh to the 2011 Nassau County Conference II title game.
No. 3 –
Seaford Board of Education trustees Michael Sapraicone and John DelGuidice both resigned their seats in 2011. DelGuidice at the July 7 reorganization meeting and Sapraicone on Sept. 16 effective at the end of business on Oct. 6. Jeanmarie Wink and Annalisa Siracusa Antonette were by the school board to replace Sapraicone and DelGuidice on Oct. 6.
No. 2 —
Wantagh Superintendent of Schools Dr. Lydia Begley resigned her position on Sept. 26 for an with Nassau BOCES. Dr. Richard Marsh to be interim superintendent for the remainder of the school year until a permanent replacement for Begley is found. Wantagh Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction Patricia Krizan and Athletic Director Dan Butler in 2011.
Seaford voters rejected proposed spending plans on and forcing the district to operate on a contingency budget for the first time in six years. The budget rejections caused many cuts including the winter and spring athletic seasons.
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