Approximately 874 out of 11,185 potential voters in the Onteora Central School district came out on Tuesday, May 16 and cast ballots to easily approve the 2017/18-school budget of $54,296,155, and to elect the four trustees listed to the Board of Education. Including absentee ballots, the budget passed 724-212.
Voters in the Onteora Central School district go to the polls 2 p.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, to elect four board of trustees candidates and to decide whether to approve or reject the district’s proposed budget.
An Onteora trustee said the policy contributes to body shaming of girls. Other board members said girls felt embarrassed when their spaghetti strap tops get measured in front of other students, or how shorts for girls are generally measured as too short, but OK for boys.
Onteora school district superintendent Bruce Watson has resigned after having served less than a year.
Onteora Central School District Board of Education President Bobbi Schnell resigned her post as a trustee it was announced, with sadness, at Tuesday’s April 4, Board meeting at Phoenicia Elementary School. Vice President Kevin Salem had been filling in for her as she took a leave due to back surgery.
After a three-year absence, Onteora High School will field a Varsity football team for the 2017 fall season.
“Dating 101 — Let’s Have The Talk: How to talk to your teen about dating, violence, abuse and making good choices,” will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 1 in the Middle/High School Auditorium.
“Our first estimates indicated at least a 10 percent increase. There’s now talk that it could be 12-or-15 percent.”
The Onteora Central School District Board of Education approved the sale of the former West Hurley Elementary School at its $800,000 asking price, at its February 7 board meeting at Phoenicia Primary School.
‘Betsy DeVos demonstrated a pre-disposition towards and long-history of support for charter schools and school voucher programs, which by their very nature siphon monies away from public schools…’