Within the larger goal of student achievement are areas of focus like raising the four year graduation rate above 90 percent, clarifying the journey toward graduation for all district stakeholders, defining grade level success in all content areas for all grades, ensuring educational practices are culturally sensitive, and establishing instructional strategies that are most likely to find success with the district’s students.
Kingston school officials have begun work on the 2020-21 district budget. Though they won’t be ready to reveal the preliminary figures for a few weeks, there are already areas of concern.
The Saugerties school board last month authorized a $3.15-million energy-performance contract with Honeywell, of Charlotte, NC, designed to study district facilities and look for energy savings.
It was a topsy-turvy week for the Saugerties High School varsity boys’ basketball team, which sandwiched a thrilling one-point victory between two tough double-digit losses. The Sawyers opened the season with a pair of wins, but have had a rocky ride ever since, falling to 0-3 in league play and 4-7 overall.
Students at Cahill Elementary School last month were encouraged to enjoy lunch with students they didn’t know. Mix It Up at Lunch is a program designed to break down social barriers and promote inclusion in a place where cliques are often most pronounced.
For the first time in two decades, the Ulster Town Board will not include among its members Joel Brink. Brink, who decided to not run for a sixth consecutive term last fall, served as a councilman at his last meeting on Thursday, Dec. 19.
Town of Ulster Building Inspector Kathy Moniz will retire on Tuesday, Dec. 31 after six years in the position, a move requested by her letter on Dec. 16 and reluctantly approved three days later by councilmen.
Kirk Reinhardt, in his first year as superintendent, is working to get a sense of district facility needs.
The Kingston High School bowling team is off to a quick start, with the girls’ side a perfect 5-0 in dual action, and the boys a solid 4-1.
Earlier this month, Ulster Town officials signed into law new litter and dumping control rules, with penalties for scofflaws including