The Onteora School Board voted 6-1 last month to ban displays of the Confederate flag and swastikas, revising the district’s code of conduct to include the symbols under prohibited conduct that “endangers the moral well-being, health, safety or welfare of others,” after incidents involving both symbols over the last two school years. The decision came just over a year after the board passed a resolution denouncing the flag as “a symbol of intimidation, harassment and hate.”
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The newly implemented security measures at Onteora High School have produced some strong feedback.
After watching several directors of the Woodstock Day School (WDS) come and go over the past few years, parents are looking for stability, said David Penberg, Ph.D., recently installed as the school’s new head.
Onteora High School held its commencement Friday, June 22.
An estimated 100 students will graduate from Onteora High School at a ceremony to be held on Friday, June 22, at 6 p.m. Over half of this year’s seniors are college-bound, according to Lisa Casey, class advisor and secretary to the high school principal.
More than 900 voters in the Onteora Central School District braved the storms accompanied with power outages on Tuesday, May 15 to support the district’s 2018-2019 budget and school bus propositions.
A look at the $55.6 million budget and the three candidates for two school board seats.
Three Onteora students suspending for walking out of school to protest gun violence told the School Board they’d like to start an Activism Task Force to improve communication between students who want to express their political beliefs and school administrators.
The current 2018 budget of $54,296,155 will have an increase in spending of 2.36 percent, or $1,281,423. The proposed 2018/19-tax levy of $42,571,819 is a 2.98 percent increase compared to the 2017 levy of $41,338,014. The school board and budget vote is May 15.
“Regardless of how we feel about a particular initiative, we still have to maintain a safe school and we have to maintain our rules,” said the superintendent.