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Another terrific Westbury Arts summer program being offered for teens (13-17). 6 Saturdays starting July 10. It is free and will be held at WA's new arts center building. Register now!!!

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Westbury Superintendent Hired By Nyack Schools, To Start July 1The following is a modified version of a press release:Th...
04/21/2021

Westbury Superintendent Hired By Nyack Schools, To Start July 1

The following is a modified version of a press release:

The Board of Education of the Nyack Union Free School District announced the appointment of Eudes S. Budhai of Ramsey, NJ, as the new superintendent of schools of the Nyack Union Free School District, effective July 1, 2021. A four-year contract was approved by the board at its regular April 20 meeting via Zoom conference.

“The board believes that Mr. Budhai brings to Nyack Public Schools a wealth of experience and a demonstrated track record of equity and excellence regarding student achievement, fiscal management and family engagement,” said Board President Michael Mark. “After receiving comprehensive input from the community, the board set out last fall to find an experienced and collaborative educator, a visible and approachable listener and communicator, a dynamic and transparent decision maker, and a forward thinking, courageous, and equity-focused leader. We believe we have found all that and more in Mr. Budhai. He tells me he is honored and excited to come here, and we look forward to introducing him to the NyackValley Cottage community.” “I am grateful to the Nyack Board of Education and community for providing me with the opportunity to expand on the innovative experiences afforded to the students, families and community of Nyack,”

Budhai said. “I already feel a sense of synergy, core values and building bridges.”

Budhai began his career in education as a paraprofessional in the New York City Board of Education, simultaneously working to obtain his educational degree and becoming a bilingual special education teacher. He went on to the Mount Vernon School District, where he served as an educator, chair and principal of the Mount Vernon Evening Learning Academy. In 2013 he became assistant superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Personnel for the Westbury Union Free School District before being hired as its superintendent on June 30, 2017.

At Westbury he was instrumental in the passage of a $58.5 million bond referendum to expand schools as well as the passage of four budgets over $151 million. He increased family engagement and championed diversity, equity and inclusion. The high school was recognized as one of 12 schools in New York State to achieve higher graduation rates than the state average—for students of color and for all students.

The Nyack Board of Education selected Budhai because of his experience across every sector of school administration, from business to communications to special education, bilingual and dual-language programs, facilities management and more. Having successfully reopened schools during COVID-19, Budhai served as an expert earlier this year as part of a webinar focused on remote learning. Fluent in Spanish, Budhai is a nationally recognized expert on racial equity and inclusion, having spoken at seminars and conventions for the National Association for Bilingual Education, the New York State School Boards Association, the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents and more.

He has been awarded the Trailblazer in Education award by the Nassau County Executive and the Town of North Hempstead Hispanic in Leadership Award.

“Mr. Budhai’s experience increasing academic and student success as a result of establishing a culture of trust and building consensus around strategies to increase equity, access, and excellence makes him the right person to build on the success Dr. James J. Montesano has achieved in Nyack Public Schools,” said Mark. “Mr. Budhai is the right person at the right moment in Nyack’s academic and equity trajectory, and the Board of Education couldn’t be more excited for this next chapter in our district’s story.”

The hiring of Budhai follows an extensive search led by consultants Dr. Charles Fowler, Susan Wollin, Dr. Ken Mitchell and Dr. LaRuth Gray of School Leadership, LLC, that began on September 9, 2020. The process included two focus groups, attended by 142 members of the Nyack Public Schools community, held in October, 2020 and a focus group for faculty held in October, 2020. The focus groups were followed by an online survey (in English and Spanish) that garnered input from families, students, community leaders, district staff and more, which helped to create a holistic and comprehensive profile for the new superintendent.

Employment terms for Budhai include a four-year contract with a base salary of $265,000, which is comparable to superintendent salaries in the region and reflects the board’s high expectations for this crucial role and this experienced leader.

A proud alumnus of the Fiorello La Guardia High School of Music and Performing Arts in New York City, Budhai graduated Magna Cum Laude from the City University of New York and has a Master’s of Science from St. John’s University, and a professional diploma in Supervision and Administration from Queens College, CUNY. He expects to receive his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from St. John’s University. He also completed the Executive Leadership Program at Harvard University.

Budhai was born and raised in New York City to immigrant parents. He is married with three children, an advocate for the arts, enjoys playing percussion instruments and dancing. He looks forward to being an active member of the Nyack-Valley Cottage Community. Given the current COVID-19 restrictions, plans for a reception and formal introduction to the community will be announced at a later date.

The Nyack Board of Education wishes to thank our beloved community for its valuable input. The trustees recognize that hiring a superintendent is one of the most important responsibilities of any school board, and as such, have approached the task with gravity and care. As noted by President Mark above, the board looks forward to introducing Budhai to the community and the community to Budhai, as he learns firsthand what makes Nyack such a special place to teach and learn—and the myriad ways in which we are building bridges for today’s students to cross into tomorrow’s world with equity, innovation and optimism.

Westbury Superintendent Hired By Nyack Schools, To Start July 1

The following is a modified version of a press release:

The Board of Education of the Nyack Union Free School District announced the appointment of Eudes S. Budhai of Ramsey, NJ, as the new superintendent of schools of the Nyack Union Free School District, effective July 1, 2021. A four-year contract was approved by the board at its regular April 20 meeting via Zoom conference.

“The board believes that Mr. Budhai brings to Nyack Public Schools a wealth of experience and a demonstrated track record of equity and excellence regarding student achievement, fiscal management and family engagement,” said Board President Michael Mark. “After receiving comprehensive input from the community, the board set out last fall to find an experienced and collaborative educator, a visible and approachable listener and communicator, a dynamic and transparent decision maker, and a forward thinking, courageous, and equity-focused leader. We believe we have found all that and more in Mr. Budhai. He tells me he is honored and excited to come here, and we look forward to introducing him to the NyackValley Cottage community.” “I am grateful to the Nyack Board of Education and community for providing me with the opportunity to expand on the innovative experiences afforded to the students, families and community of Nyack,”

Budhai said. “I already feel a sense of synergy, core values and building bridges.”

Budhai began his career in education as a paraprofessional in the New York City Board of Education, simultaneously working to obtain his educational degree and becoming a bilingual special education teacher. He went on to the Mount Vernon School District, where he served as an educator, chair and principal of the Mount Vernon Evening Learning Academy. In 2013 he became assistant superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Personnel for the Westbury Union Free School District before being hired as its superintendent on June 30, 2017.

At Westbury he was instrumental in the passage of a $58.5 million bond referendum to expand schools as well as the passage of four budgets over $151 million. He increased family engagement and championed diversity, equity and inclusion. The high school was recognized as one of 12 schools in New York State to achieve higher graduation rates than the state average—for students of color and for all students.

The Nyack Board of Education selected Budhai because of his experience across every sector of school administration, from business to communications to special education, bilingual and dual-language programs, facilities management and more. Having successfully reopened schools during COVID-19, Budhai served as an expert earlier this year as part of a webinar focused on remote learning. Fluent in Spanish, Budhai is a nationally recognized expert on racial equity and inclusion, having spoken at seminars and conventions for the National Association for Bilingual Education, the New York State School Boards Association, the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents and more.

He has been awarded the Trailblazer in Education award by the Nassau County Executive and the Town of North Hempstead Hispanic in Leadership Award.

“Mr. Budhai’s experience increasing academic and student success as a result of establishing a culture of trust and building consensus around strategies to increase equity, access, and excellence makes him the right person to build on the success Dr. James J. Montesano has achieved in Nyack Public Schools,” said Mark. “Mr. Budhai is the right person at the right moment in Nyack’s academic and equity trajectory, and the Board of Education couldn’t be more excited for this next chapter in our district’s story.”

The hiring of Budhai follows an extensive search led by consultants Dr. Charles Fowler, Susan Wollin, Dr. Ken Mitchell and Dr. LaRuth Gray of School Leadership, LLC, that began on September 9, 2020. The process included two focus groups, attended by 142 members of the Nyack Public Schools community, held in October, 2020 and a focus group for faculty held in October, 2020. The focus groups were followed by an online survey (in English and Spanish) that garnered input from families, students, community leaders, district staff and more, which helped to create a holistic and comprehensive profile for the new superintendent.

Employment terms for Budhai include a four-year contract with a base salary of $265,000, which is comparable to superintendent salaries in the region and reflects the board’s high expectations for this crucial role and this experienced leader.

A proud alumnus of the Fiorello La Guardia High School of Music and Performing Arts in New York City, Budhai graduated Magna Cum Laude from the City University of New York and has a Master’s of Science from St. John’s University, and a professional diploma in Supervision and Administration from Queens College, CUNY. He expects to receive his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from St. John’s University. He also completed the Executive Leadership Program at Harvard University.

Budhai was born and raised in New York City to immigrant parents. He is married with three children, an advocate for the arts, enjoys playing percussion instruments and dancing. He looks forward to being an active member of the Nyack-Valley Cottage Community. Given the current COVID-19 restrictions, plans for a reception and formal introduction to the community will be announced at a later date.

The Nyack Board of Education wishes to thank our beloved community for its valuable input. The trustees recognize that hiring a superintendent is one of the most important responsibilities of any school board, and as such, have approached the task with gravity and care. As noted by President Mark above, the board looks forward to introducing Budhai to the community and the community to Budhai, as he learns firsthand what makes Nyack such a special place to teach and learn—and the myriad ways in which we are building bridges for today’s students to cross into tomorrow’s world with equity, innovation and optimism.

04/20/2021

UPDATE:

The #NassauCountyPD can confirm that three people were shot inside the West Hempstead Stop & Shop; two are in the hospital and there was one fatality.

The Person of Interest involved is Gabriel DeWitt Wilson, aged 30. He is approximately 6'2" and is wearing a black baseball hat and a black sweatshirt, and was last seen heading westbound on Hempstead Turnpike.

Do not approach if you see him; please call 911 immediately. If you you have ANY information regarding this person of interest, please call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS (8477)

Seek Owner Of Ring Found In WestburyThe Nassau County Police Department Public Information Office reports found property...
04/15/2021

Seek Owner Of Ring Found In Westbury

The Nassau County Police Department Public Information Office reports found property that was located on Wednesday, April 14 in Westbury.
According to police, a male, 37, found a ring in the parking lot of TD Bank, located at 999 Old Country Rd. The male contacted officers to report the incident and turn the found property over to police.
Police request anyone with information regarding the above property to contact the Third Squad at 516-573-6353. All callers will remain anonymous.

Seek Owner Of Ring Found In Westbury

The Nassau County Police Department Public Information Office reports found property that was located on Wednesday, April 14 in Westbury.
According to police, a male, 37, found a ring in the parking lot of TD Bank, located at 999 Old Country Rd. The male contacted officers to report the incident and turn the found property over to police.
Police request anyone with information regarding the above property to contact the Third Squad at 516-573-6353. All callers will remain anonymous.

04/07/2021

April 7, 2021

The Village of Westbury is committed to assisting our residents with making our community greener and healthier. One way we do this is by offering Quarterly E-Cycle Days so that residents may drop off old electronics, printers, computer equipment etc. at the Village Department of Public Works (DPW) so that these items may be disposed of in an environmentally-sensitive and correct manner. Let’s all do our part to making our world (and community) a better place. We encourage you to store your e-cycle waste at home and visit our E-Cycle Day each quarter.

The next Village E-Cycle Day is Saturday, April 10th, see below for details.
Thank you.
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Residents may drop off electronics (computers, computer monitors & components, televisions, printers, copiers, fax machines, etc.) during the Village’s E-Cycling Day:

Saturday, April 10th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Department of Public Works Facility, located at 500 Dover Street, Westbury-- just a few blocks from Village Hall.

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04/06/2021

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03/31/2021

Check out this amazing opportunity!!! Open to all towns!!! Contact information is on the flyer 👍🏽

03/28/2021
03/25/2021

Spring programs at the Yes We Can Community Center, Westbury, NY.

Programming schedule includes instructional youth sports lessons for children ages 5 to 17 years old from April 5 through June 27, 2021. All programs will be held following social distance guidelines.

The instructional youth sports lessons are for those with active "Yes We Can" memberships only. Parents are required to remain with 5 to 7 year olds during programs. The lessons include the following:

Outdoor Soccer: Youth Indoor Instructional Soccer will focus on the fundamental techniques of the game and provide physical conditioning that develops stamina and endurance. Participants will learn skills such as dribbling, passing, ball control, defense and game techniques. The soccer program will be held at Martin “Bunky” Reid Park.
8 to 11 year olds: Fridays from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

12 to 14 year olds: Fridays from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

5 to 7 year olds: Saturdays from 9:15 a.m. to 10 a.m.

8 to 11 year olds: Saturdays from 10:15 a.m. to 11 a.m.



Basketball: Youth Instructional Basketball will introduce the concept of teamwork and instill self-confidence in participants. Classes will provide total skill development involving all aspects of the game which include dribbling, passing, scoring, and defense.
5 to 7 year olds: Monday from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

8 to 11 year olds: Mondays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

12 to 14 year olds: Mondays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

15 to 17 year olds: Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Outdoor Football: Youth Instructional Flag Football will tackle all key aspects of football, the basic rules of the game, and skill development. Members will learn important skills such as throwing, catching, running, and playing defense.
8 to 11 year olds: Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

12 to 14 year olds: Wednesdays from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

5 to 7 year olds: Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.

8 to 11 year olds: Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Outdoor Baseball: Youth Instructional Baseball will teach members the fundamentals of baseball as well as the rules of the game. Experienced coaches will teach various skills such as hitting, pitching, fielding, and base running.
8 to 11 year olds: Tuesdays from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

12 to 14 year olds: Tuesdays from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

5 to 7 year olds: Saturdays from 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

An active “Yes We Can” Community Center membership is required for enrollment in the programs. Temperature checks will be required before participation. For more information please call 516-876-4430 or 516-876-4431.

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