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.
A little after 10 p.m. on Friday night, January 24, an unidentified 24-year-old man sustained a stab wound to the torso near the intersection of Main and North Front Streets in downtown New Paltz. He was reported in stable condition following surgery at an area hospital.
Members of the Kingston Police Department patrol and detective division immediately responded to the scene. The investigation determined that three shots were fired towards a group of people standing by a car parked alongside the back of 579 Broadway. All three bullets missed the persons and the car and struck 579 Broadway. No one was struck or injured.
“This is a tremendous effort by our community toward ensuring that these unused and expired medications don’t end up on the streets and in the wrong hands,” stated a release from the department. “Proper disposal of these medications also ensures our environment and wildlife are also being protected.”
At their January 21 meeting, school board members heard from consultant Dr. Kevin Baughman of five potential scenarios to deal with concerns.
Following a campaign season that brought it to the brink of extinction, the new chairman of the Kingston Republican Committee said that he was planning to rebuild the group from the ground up.
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 information would be factored in for any future developments proposed for the areas. Six diﬀerent areas are proposed for the designation, representing riparian, wetland and forested areas. They trace the Wallkill and Kleine Kill, the Swarte Kill and Plutarch wetlands and the large forest tracts of Plutarch, Clearwater and Stony Kill. The Shawangunk Ridge is also included.
Highland Elementary School welcomed Matthew Darling as its new assistant principal on January 6. “Since assuming my position, everyone has been so welcoming and there is a strong sense of community,” he said. “I’m looking forward to becoming a part of that community and seeing all of the learning that is taking place here.”
In a surprise move, Woodstock Library trustee and Building Committee chair Jill Fisher has resigned from the library board to move back to Duluth, Minnesota, with her husband, Neil.