The approved budget has some $900,000 more coming to the New Paltz district than was in the governor’s executive budget.
New Paltz superintendent of schools Angela Urbina-Medina and New Paltz High School principal Mario Fernandez have announced that this year’s two top scholars are all girl power: Anne Lemek has been named the 2021 valedictorian and Rachel Reinking has been named salutatorian.
The district has yet to determine if it’s safe to hold these large in-person gatherings.
The Onteora School Board approved a $58,786,143 budget to send to voters that calls for a 1.78 percent tax increase.
Thanks to increases in state and federal aid, the Kingston school board is considering keeping taxes the same in its 2021-22 budget, the final version of which will be put to a public vote next month.
As of April 21, the New Paltz Board of Education trustees meetings will be held in the high school auditorium.
Bringing students back into classrooms four days a week is on track, but for the lack of response by parents of New Paltz High School students to a survey about preferences for their children. Superintendent Angela Urbina-Medina confirmed at the April 7 school board meeting that Duzine students will be returning on April 12, followed by the Lenape students April 15 and middle and high school students April 26. An online guide has been released with all the details.
Eight Ulster BOCES students from four local school districts came in first, second and third place during career-specific competitions at a virtual SkillsUSA regional competition that took place March 22 to 25.
K-6 students returned to in-school class four days a week on Monday, April 5, the Jr. and Sr. high school will return to four days a week starting on Monday, April 12.
Onteora School District trustees have appointed Marystephanie Corsones as interim superintendent while the district seeks a permanent replacement for Superintendent Victoria McLaren, who is leaving in May. Corsones is no stranger to Onteora, having served as the district’s interim assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction from October 2015 through June 2018.