Education

Kingston school buildings get finishing touches on new facilities

Kingston school buildings get finishing touches on new facilities

A few major facilities projects in the Kingston City School District are nearing completion according to school officials last month, including the Kingston High School Second Century Plan, which is coming in at $16.5 million under its original $137.5 million budget. Also wrapping up are projects at J.F.K. Elementary and M. Clifford Miller Middle schools.

Unmasked attendee kicked out of Hudson Valley school board meeting while questioning COVID policies

Unmasked attendee kicked out of Hudson Valley school board meeting while questioning COVID policies

New Paltz has its share of residents who are skeptical about vaccine mandates. Historically, those who speak on that issue at School Board meetings present themselves as people who have reviewed scientific data and have reached different conclusions than policymakers. Their bearing communicates fear and worry, but also polite respect. That was not the impression given by two individuals who attended the October 20 meeting, however. Rather, some trustees bristled to hear unfounded allegations about coronavirus vaccines; tensions rose when the two were asked to cover their faces — in compliance with state law — or leave.