A Farewell for Larry Gross


At the regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting to be held on Monday, June 19, there will be a farewell to long-time Board Trustee Lawrence (Larry) Gross. At Mr. Gross' request, the acknowledgement will be a simple one; he wishes neither a retirement party nor a formal send-off. The Board meeting, to be held at South High School, is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. Also to be celebrated at the meeting will be those teachers and administrators who will be receiving tenure. A dessert reception will follow.

In March, Mr. Gross announced that he and his wife would be moving to New York City, and he, therefore, would not be running for re-election in May. (Board of Education members must be residents of the school district.) Mr. Gross was first elected to the Board of Education in 1981, following on the heels of a contentious decision to close schools in Great Neck. Over his 36 years on the Board, he has served as its president three times, from 1982-85, 1991-95, and 2003-06, and as vice president, the position he now holds, from 1987-91, 1998-2000, and 2012-present.