Before last week, it seemed inevitable that the Kingston City School District would have to purchase voting machines ahead of the budget vote and School Board elections in May, with the only variable how much money they’d wind up spending. But following a compromise between the two parties, the district will be allowed to use the machines this year, with future use depending upon how things go.
The Onteora School Board voted 6-1 last month to ban displays of the Confederate flag and swastikas, revising the district’s code of conduct to include the symbols under prohibited conduct that “endangers the moral well-being, health, safety or welfare of others,” after incidents involving both symbols over the last two school years. The decision came just over a year after the board passed a resolution denouncing the flag as “a symbol of intimidation, harassment and hate.”
Kingston City School District officials last month lamented a decision by the Ulster County Board of Elections to no longer allow school districts to use their voting machines for their annual budget votes and school board elections.
The Kingston City School District last week revealed that it may have to consider reducing the number of polling places and cut polling hours for its annual budget school board vote in May with the news that the Ulster County Board of Elections will no longer provide voting equipment to school districts.
Wednesday, January 23 marked the first day of school for 26 students in the newly expanded Saugerties Central School District Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K) program.
Lockdown drills have become as commonplace in 21st century schools as air-raid drills were half a century ago, but what happens during one?
In the wake of a recent incident with a BB gun at M. Clifford Miller Middle School, the Kingston City School District last week announced steps to not only improve security on campus, but to also ensure the lines of communication between school officials and the public are open.
Two full scholarships are being offered for Mountain Laurel Waldorf School in New Paltz. The scholarships are available for students entering seventh grade in the 2019-20 school year, and will last through eighth grade.
The newly implemented security measures at Onteora High School have produced some strong feedback.
The search for a superintendent for the Saugerties schools is in its interview phase this week. As of press time, it was unclear how many candidates would participate.