Students across the Saugerties Central School District will officially begin remote learning on Monday, March 30, with teachers and administrators currently fine tuning the means of communication and adapting in-class curriculum for home learning.
“They can create teams for their classes, they can instruct live online,” said Kingston Superintendent Paul Padalino. “They can do video chats if they want to with up to 30 kids. We want to give them the leeway to do what they think is best. They know their students, and they know the best way they can interact with them.”
Where there’s a will, and wiFi, there’s a way.
The college will begin planning to reschedule the May 2020 commencement, though no date has been chosen at this time as it is unclear how long the coronavirus pandemic will last.
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.
As the global coronavirus pandemic spreads across the United States, all schools in the Saugerties Central School District are closed for the first of an unknown number of weeks. With residents advised to stay home to prevent further spreading the virus, kids in Saugerties are technically getting their Spring Break a bit earlier than anticipated.
New Paltz High School seniors want to walk the stage on their own turf, Jacob Patel told members of the New Paltz School Board last week.
Households with children under 18 can receive food deliveries by filling out a form online. Educational materials will be up and ready by Monday, March 16. And Spectrum has offered free broadband for students without it.
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 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.