Education

New Paltz considers hiring substance abuse counselor

New Paltz considers hiring substance abuse counselor

The New Paltz School Board would like a full-time substance abuse counselor in the district, but the proposal they’re reviewing could be a tough sell when finances are so uncertain. Superintendent Angela Urbina-Medina thought that $75,000 would allow the district to contract for a full-time substance abuse counselor through Step One. That’s $15,000 more than was budgeted for the position. Having presented the facts,  Urbina-Medina awaited a board decision on how to proceed.

SUNY Chancellor Malatras announces new grant and internship program

SUNY Chancellor Malatras announces new grant and internship program

New SUNY chancellor Jim Malatras toured SUNY New Paltz last week, accompanied by Ulster County executive Pat Ryan and SUNY New Paltz president Donald P. Christian. He announcing the new SUNY Prepare Innovation and Internship Program, designed to accelerate the production of personal protective equipment through new innovation and technologies at SUNY colleges and universities statewide.

Ulster exec announces plan to support school reopening

Ulster exec announces plan to support school reopening

The five-part plan will focus on setting guidelines for proper screening and testing processes, investigating positive cases through contact tracing, offering support for school-specific isolation plans, establishing a communication plan between the county and individual school districts, and providing protection for students and faculty.