The resolution states, “The Onteora trustees recognize the Confederate Flag as a symbol of hatred and condemn it.”
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The Onteora Class of 1967 held its 50th class reunion with a three-day weekend in September, and as a result a Blue Spruce tree was planted on the grounds of the Middle/High School on Route 28 in Boiceville.
In one school in the district, 20 percent of the students are from different countries. The proposal is meant to counter “misinformation” and ensure the students and their families understand it’s safe to attend local schools.
Trustees aren’t rushing to change the dressing code just yet.
Several teachers, staff and parents of the district turned out to speak at a recent school board meeting. All requested that the board create a policy that would prohibit wearing or displaying the Confederate image that many see as racist.
The incoming student population is approximately 1338. School begins Sept. 6.
“Over the last year our culture has changed in this country, and in this school,” said School Board President Kevin Salem. “When culture changes, the administration and board have to act.”
After quietly steering the Onteora Central School District financial numbers for 13 years as Assistant Superintendent for Business, and after
Onteora High School held its commencement Friday, June 23.
Approximately 874 out of 11,185 potential voters in the Onteora Central School district came out on Tuesday, May 16 and cast ballots to easily approve the 2017/18-school budget of $54,296,155, and to elect the four trustees listed to the Board of Education. Including absentee ballots, the budget passed 724-212.