SUNY Ulster Kingston Center will be hosting an Information Session on Saturday, May 4 at 10 a.m. at 10:00 am at the Kingston Center of SUNY Ulster, 94 Mary’s Ave, Kingston, for individuals interested in pursuing the pre-employment Police Basic Training Course provided through Ulster County Law Enforcement Training Group.
Emily Christiansen and Hilary Mulford are the valedictorian and salutatorian of the Saugerties High School Class of 2019. Both are scholars, athletes, jobholders and environmental advocates.
The New Paltz Central School District will ask voters to approve a $63,640,000 budget for the 2019-2020 school year. The vote will be held at the high school on Tuesday, May 21. The budget reflects a 2.98 percent increase over the current 2018-19 budget and includes a 3.98 percent tax levy increase.
Trustees approved a retirement incentive which would provide eligible staff a one-time payment to retire now. Those positions could either be left vacant or filled by new hires at lower salaries.
The relatively mild winter and the district’s frequent use of delayed openings rather than closures means that students across the Kingston City School District will have a longer spring recess than originally intended.
Trustees of the Onteora Central School District board of education, along with parents and students, voiced their displeasure over aspects of Superintendent Victoria McLaren’s proposed budget for the upcoming school year at the April 2 board meeting at Phoenicia Elementary. Some expressed concern that that very building might eventually be placed on the chopping block, along with a popular teacher and special education services.
The proposed $65.8-million Saugerties school district’s draft budget for the 2019-20 school year represents an increase of roughly $1.8 million, or 2.83 percent, over the current year. The proposed budget comes with a potential tax-levy increase of 2.67 percent. School officials will try to deal with a revenue shortfall of $705,423 prior to the school board meeting scheduled for next Tuesday, April 9.
The New Paltz Central School District Board of Education devoted their entire regular meeting of Wednesday, March 27 to a community budget forum. Many more people than usual attended the session, with two prominent themes emerging: the school community’s desire for smaller class sizes and overall support for the proposed Wellness Center.
It’s always good news when New Paltz High School’s Drama Club performs its annual spring musical; but this year, the headlines are the headlines.
It was revealed earlier this month that the Kingston City School District has been cited by the State Education Department (NYSED) in 2018 for a third straight year in as needing intervention in its special education program.