School officials in the Kingston City School District released preliminary 2020-21 budget figures last week, and while they cautioned that there are still plenty of unknowns, they may need to trim roughly $4.3 million from the $190 million proposal to get under the estimated 1.72 percent tax levy increase mandated by New York State.
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Kingston school officials have begun work on the 2020-21 district budget. Though they won’t be ready to reveal the preliminary figures for a few weeks, there are already areas of concern.
The Kingston High School bowling team is off to a quick start, with the girls’ side a perfect 5-0 in dual action, and the boys a solid 4-1.
Fourth-grade students across the Kingston City School District are learning about storytelling, thanks to a residency by Karen Pillsworth, a storytelling coach and retired teacher. For one hour each day for one week, Pillsworth has visited elementary schools in the district to help kids tap into their storytelling skills.
The Kingston High School varsity boys’ basketball team will look to defend their Section IX, Class AA title this season, one year removed from a 21-3 overall record and a first-ever visit to the state final four.
Students in the Kingston City School District as young as 16 may soon have the option of pre-registering to vote at Kingston High School, thanks to a new school board policy.
This week in Faces of Kingston we speak to Tim McArdle, a well-liked family man of many hats who has been a part of the Kingston entertainment community and an area resident for many years.
Kingston was ranked fifth best small city and sixth best U.S. city overall for teachers in a survey of 380 cities by AdvisorSmith, an business insurance company. It weighed factors like job availability, compensation and cost of living.
After more than a decade of declining enrollment that led to the closure of four elementary schools and a comprehensive redrawing of elementary attendance boundaries, the Kingston City School District is enjoying its first significant increase in its student population.
Looking at local numbers, a common pattern is a white population in 1995 dropping significantly, often around 15 points or so, with the largest increase found in the Hispanic population, and more modest increases in other groups. No local district we looked at saw an increase in the share of the white population or decrease in the share of the Hispanic population.