2019-2020 Meeting Dates Agendas and Minutes
Board meetings will be held at 7 p.m. unless otherwise indicated.
|Date||Type and Location||
Agendas or Minutes
|July 2, 2019||Reorganization||Minutes|
|July 30, 2019||Open Board Meeting|
|August 27, 2019||Open Board Meeting|
|September 17, 2019||Open Board Meeting|
|October 15, 2019||Open Board Meeting at Uniondale High School|
|October 29, 2019||Open Board Meeting at Grand Avenue School||Agenda 10/29/2019|
|November 19, 2019||Open Board Meeting at Lawrence Road Middle School|
|December 10, 2019||Open Board Meeting at Smith Street School|
|January 14, 2020||Open Board Meeting at Turtle Hook middle School|
|January 28, 2020||Open Board Meeting at Northern Parkway School|
|February 11, 2020||Open Board Meeting at California Avenue School|
|March 10, 2020||Open Board Meeting At Walnut Street School|
|March 24, 2020||Open Board Meeting|
|April 7, 2020||Open Board Meeting for Finalizing Budget at Uniondale High School|
|April 21, 2020||Open Board Meeting & BOCES Budget Vote at Uniondale High School|
|May 5, 2020||Budget Hearing and Open Board Meeting at Uniondale High School|
|May 19, 2020||Budget Vote and Trustee Election. Meeting at Uniondale High School|
|June 9, 2020||Open Board Meeting at Uniondale High School|
|July 7, 2020||Reorganization at Uniondale High School|
Meet Our Board Members
Charmise P. Desiré, Board President, began her tenure on the board in July 2018. A resident of the district for 17 years, Mrs. Desiré has been a parent advocate and community supporter who has found various ways over the years to use her skills to support the Uniondale community. She was a PTA member, founding President of the Uniondale HS Football Parent Booster Club, served on various district interview committees, UHS Character Education Committee, District Technology Committee, District Pupil Capacity Focus Group, to name a few. She is also an engaged member in various civic organizations in Uniondale. She is an engaged member in various civic organizations in the Uniondale community as well as former member of the NYS Association of Bilingual Education.
Mrs. Desiré is a graduate of the Parent Leadership Institute of Long Island and serves on the Board of Directors of the Public Relations Professionals of Long Island. She is also a devoted leader in her local church and enjoys motivating and inspiring young people of all ages. She and her husband are honored to be parents of two Uniondale graduates who are pursuing their college degrees.
Neville G. Georges, Board Vice President, has served on the board from 1999-2005, was the President of the Board from 2001-2002 and Vice President during the 2000-2001 and 2013-14 terms. His extensive leadership positions include President of the Uniondale PTA Council, Chair of the Legislative Committee of the PTA Council, and 1st Vice President of the Uniondale High School PTSA. Mr. Georges was a Chair of the Uniondale High School Black History Month Program. A graduate of the City College of New York, Mr. Georges retired from his position as Module Manager in the Social Security Administration. He also was a substitute teacher for the Uniondale School District and a Nassau County Court-Appointed Child Advocate. Two of Mr. Georges' children earned the honor of graduating from Uniondale High School as Valedictorian and Salutatorian.
Justin Brown, Board Trustee, began his tenure on the board in July 2018. Mr. Brown is a graduate of the Uniondale School District. He epitomizes the scholar athlete and the value of the arts and sports in facilitating and forging academic achievement. Currently, Mr. Brown works as a member of the institutional review board at NYU Winthrop Hospital. He has a bachelor's degree from St. Thomas Aquinas College and a master's degree from Hofstra University.
Adelina Blanco-Harvey, Board Trustee, affectionately known as Addie, is a product of the Uniondale school system having lived in the District for over 35 years. Four of her and her husbands children are proud graduates of Uniondale High School. She believes that a well-rounded education incorporates developing academic skills along with nurturing aptitude in critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork, and other enrichments within the curriculum.
Some of her accomplishments are:
- Serve and advocate for the educational needs of children for over 24 years
- Served on PTA, PTSA, and PTA Council for over 2 decades
- Career mentor for students of Uniondale for over 10 years
- Resource for parents
- Community advocate
- Member of Comite Civico-Salvadoreno for over a decade serving the Salvadorean community of Long Island
- Visible attendee at community and school board meetings
Mrs. Blanco-Harvey is the Public Relations Coordinator and Office Manager at Premier Endodontics of Long Island with oversight of three offices. She is a graduate of Nassau Community College and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Childhood Elementary Education with Bilingual and Special Education Extension from SUNY Old Westbury. She is passionate in her belief that a school board must be responsive and receptive to parents, staff, and stakeholders of the community they serve. She and her husband are honored that their children thrived, graduated from Uniondale High School and are pursuing their college degrees. They also look forward to their younger children graduating from Uniondale High School.
Carol Eason, Board Trustee, began her tenure on the board in July 2019. As a parent, homeowner and former employee of Uniondale High School, she has had a 25-year relationship with both the district and community.
Carol is a licensed Social Worker as well as a Certified Life Coach with her own small private practice. She is presently working as a School Social Worker at a charter school in Brooklyn. Carol is the proud mother of six children, five of whom have graduated from the Uniondale School District and are thriving in their careers, and one who is still continuing her education within the district.
Carol has always advocated for students, families and teachers in every position she has held.
Previously, Carol was a PTA President for Cornelius Court School and California Avenue School, as well as a member of the Site Based Management Team for Uniondale High School and Lawrence Road Middle School. She was also one of the social workers for Safe Schools Healthy Students and a social worker for the Twilight Program. She was a coordinator for Adult Education, Liberty Partnership and the Advantage Program at Uniondale High School, as well as the 504 Coordinator. Carol takes great pride in being able to continue serving her district and community.
Bailey Jeffries, Student Member
Bailey began her tenure on the board in October 2019. A resident of the district for 16 years, Bailey attended California Avenue, Lawrence Road Middle School, and is now a senior at the high school. Bailey holds multiple leadership roles in the school including President of the Medical Dream Team Club for the Class of 2020 and President of the Science Honor Society for two consecutive years, Secretary of the Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society, student representative for the PTSA for the 2019-2020 school year, and a member of many other clubs. Academically, Bailey resides in the top 1% of her class and is ranked number four in the class of 2020. She received the AP Scholar Award in 2019 and participates in Science Research and the Pre-Nursing Program. Her school spirit shines through her participation as a Varsity Cheerleader and a Varsity Basketball player. In the future, Bailey aspires to pursue a career in medicine in order to serve in underprivileged communities and work with Doctors Without Borders.