Though there hasn’t been much to report on the sale of the Cioni Building, Kingston City School District school officials said this week the process is still heading in the right direction, albeit slowly.
Kingston Times | Education
Kingston City School District officials last week defended the district’s decision to issue a shelter-in-place for students as a tornado warning was issued at the end of the school day.
KCSD school officials celebrated a clean sweep on Tuesday night as their $175 million budget proposal for the 2018-19 school year and three separate propositions all met widespread approval from voters, who turned out in fewer numbers than they had one year earlier.
Polls will be open on Tuesday, May 15 from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. in all seven of the district’s elementary schools.
The Kingston City School District will ask voters next month for approval to spend up to $16 million on capital projects at M. Clifford Miller Middle School and both John F. Kennedy and Harry L. Edson elementary schools.
Kingston City School District officials last week rescinded the out-of-school suspensions of six J. Watson Bailey Middle School students they say disrupted access to a basketball court during lunch on the day students across the country participated in a national walkout to promote awareness about gun violence.
Kingston High School this week announced Grace Gavis and Patricia Kuster as the valedictorian and salutatorian respectively for its Class of 2018.
Hundreds of students at Kingston High School participated in a nationwide walkout this morning in tribute to the 17 students and staff members at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. who lost their lives to gun violence on campus one month earlier.
“The significance of that is that they are realizing they can step up and make a difference and aren’t leaving it to other people,” said the superintendent.
The superintendent said he hopes to find a “happy medium” that would allow students to express themselves about gun violence and school safety without participating in a walkout, which he says wouldn’t be a good idea because of the number of students and controversial nature of the topic.