Education

Onteora delivers meals, curriculum

Onteora delivers meals, curriculum

The Onteora Central School District began delivering meals on March 18 and will continue to do so on Mondays and Wednesdays to district households with students that elected to receive nutritional support during the mandated school closure that began March 16, in an effort to stem the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

New Paltz proposed school budget increases taxes 2.8%

New Paltz proposed school budget increases taxes 2.8%

New Paltz school Board trustees and members of the public got a broad-brush look at the budget proposed for the 2019-20 school year at their March 4 meeting. Coming in at $62,255,505, it’s a 2.54% increase over last year, which would result in a 2.84% hike to the tax levy itself due to a challenging state aid environment, which could well get bleaker if proposals in this year’s state budget get passed.

New Paltz schools seek to set policy limiting cell-phone use

New Paltz schools seek to set policy limiting cell-phone use

New Paltz School Board trustees are going to try to beef up their support for administrators and teachers who wish to control the use of cell phones in their classrooms, but they want to use their authority rather than taxpayer money to make that happen. Teachers, particularly in the high school, have expressed frustration over the proliferation of the devices and the lack of clear policy guidance that would allow them to exercise some control over their use.