With students due to arrive at the SUNY New Paltz campus in only three weeks to begin their fall semester, the college has released new COVID-19 policies that signal a partial return to normalcy. Many of the protocols that were imposed when in-person instruction resumed last spring have been relaxed – for students, faculty and staff who can prove that they’ve been fully vaccinated.
While a pair of federal pandemic aid packages totaling around $6.5 million will help the Saugerties Central School District shape its academic offerings over the next few years, Saugerties High School Principal Timothy Reid recently detailed how secondary students are already benefitting from recent changes.
Among the Kingston City School District’s plans for nearly $21.6 million in federal COVID aid is the ambitious goal of a 100 percent graduation rate at Kingston High School by the year 2024.
The transition from virtual to physical meetings is causing some reflection on how business is done. For members of the New Paltz School Board, it’s time to revise how public comment is reviewed.
New Paltz School Board members have named Gregory Warren as interim high school principal. Mario Fernandez left that position in June, advising that he wanted to be closer to home near Albany for a variety of reasons. Warren will be serving as interim principal while on leave as the district’s athletic director, and until a permanent replacement is found.
Kevin C. Weinman, chief financial and administrative officer at Amherst College, will become Marist College’s fifth president in early fall. Weinman will take over from Dennis J. Murray, who has led Marist for nearly 40 years.
Dr. Albert J. Williams-Myers, professor emeritus at SUNY New Paltz and chair for 37 years of its Department of Black Studies, died after a brief illness on Monday, July 12, at the age of 82.
At their meeting to reorganize for the new school year, school board trustees of the New Paltz district selected Bianca Tanis as their president and Brian Cournoyer to be vice-president.
Kingston school district superintendent Paul Padalino provided an update on the district’s summer school program, which began Monday, July 5, at last week’s school board meeting.
The Saugerties Central School District has narrowed down its plans for more than $6.5 million in federal aid, including extended learning, curriculum enhancement and an increased focus on social and emotional learning.