Dear Glen Cove Resident,

On behalf of the Glen Cove City School District, I thank voters for their support of the proposed 2013-14 school district budget.  During these challenging times in Glen Cove, it’s gratifying to see that our shared goal of providing the best possible education for children has not wavered.    

As a community, you recognize the importance of supporting a strong, rigorous educational program, rich with extracurricular opportunities. The proposed budget continues this, with an eye toward both the educational and financial future of Glen Cove.

While other school districts were forced to make deep cuts to meet the tax cap law, we were able to maintain our existing programs while staying below the cap.

There has always been a great sense of pride to say you are from Glen Cove. This became evident to me from the moment I began working here last summer. As I complete my first year as an administrator in the district, I look forward to welcoming Superintendent Maria Rianna, sharing in all of the future successes of our district and taking pride in saying that I work for the children and residents of Glen Cove.

While there may be more challenging days ahead, I welcome the opportunity to be part of an invigorated team, which along with the Board of Education will improve upon the existing school-community partnership that has helped Glen Cove to flourish in the past.

The commitment to do the right thing for all children is evident here. With your support we will continue to do everything we can to deliver for our youth, and for all those who call Glen Cove home.


Louis M. Zocchia, Jr.
Interim Superintendent of Schools