The has introduced Dr. Lorna Lewis as its choice to be Plainview's next superintendent of schools.
At the district's event, School Board President introduced Lewis to nearly 200 people attending the series of seminars on school and student issues. Lewis would replace Plainview's longtime superintendent, who is retiring at the end of the school year.
Lewis is the current superintendent of the East Williston Union Free School District. It is a smaller district than Plainview. It has about 1,800 students enrolled in three schools: an elementary and middle school and The Wheatley School for grades 8-12. It employs a faculty of about 185 teachers, according to the district's website. East Williston is a village north of Mineola and west of Old Westbury.
The Plainview school board must formally vote to hire Lewis. It intends to do that at Monday's Board of Education meeting at 7:45 p.m., Bettan said.
The April 2 meeting will be eventful. The board also intends to adopt its proposed 2012-13 budget at that meeting. The budget is expected to include a small tax increase and come in under the state's so-called tax cap figure.
Monday night's meeting is open to the public.
Patch will update the story as more information becomes available.