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HHH School Board Inducts New Trustee

David Kaston is sworn in Monday night as the newest member of the Board of Ed.

The Half Hollow Hills Board of Education installed David Kaston as its newest trustee Monday night after Jeanine Bottenus resigned from her seat.

"We are honored that he is going to be working with us in the best interest of the entire district," Superintendent Kelly Fallon said.

Kaston, who works as an attorney in Mineola, has lived in Half Hollow Hills since 2001 and has three children in the district, ages 16, 14 and 9.

He is president of his homeowners association and also coaches Little League baseball and flag football.

Kaston received a bachelor's degree in economics and master's in business administration from Clark University, and a law degree from Boston University.

"The timing was right for myself. I felt I had the time to give back," he said about his decision to join the board.

The meeting was also a new beginning for James Ptucha, who was elected president of the board in July, and Frank Grimaldi, who is the new vice president.

Patrick Harrigan, assistant superintendent for district-wide administration, received tenure during the meeting, as well.

"He is an incredible professional and a pleasure to work with each and every day," Fallon said of Harrigan.

The Board of Education will meet again Sept 24 at High School East.

HHH Parent August 31, 2012 at 02:48 PM
Yippee! Another sports coach on the Board. I see a trend here.....
HHH Parent August 31, 2012 at 04:09 PM
Why didn't we hear earlier about Mrs. Bottenus' resignation? Could it be because nothing gets published about the HHH School District without district approval? So finally the Patch is nothing more than a publicity arm of HHH...just like the Long Islander has been for years. Well done!
MICHAEL DYCKMAN August 31, 2012 at 08:07 PM
at the board meeting on aug 27th the board stated that this was done after "due diligence".In a world of fairness and non cronyism should the community have been notified of such an important happening as last year's president leaving the board and a new trustee being placed on the board with no input except the small in crowd?

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