Kindergarten Returns Full Time Starting March 1

The Board of Education has approved two changes to the instructional model: 1) Kindergarten students will resume five days a week of in-person learning starting on Monday, March 1. The Full Remote Program is still available to families. 2) Live Virtual Wednesdays will be eliminated for students in grades 1-5 starting March 10 to provide one additional in-person school day every other week. March 10 will be an in-person school day for B Day students and A Day students will have a remote day. The schedule will alternate going forward.

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20160503-budget-graphicOn Tuesday, May 17, District residents will vote on the $90,133,002 proposed school budget for 2016-17. The proposed budget would maintain all current programs and services with a tax levy increase of 1.92%, which is below the state tax cap of 3.35%. Two other propositions on the budget include the purchase of replacement school buses.

Date: Tuesday, May 17
Time: 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Polling locations:

  • Bell Top Elementary – Residents of the Town of North Greenbush
  • Howard L. Goff Middle School – Residents of the Town of East Greenbush
  • Donald P. Sutherland Elementary – Residents of the Towns of Sand Lake or Chatham or Residents with a Nassau mailing address
  • Green Meadow Elementary – Residents of the Town of Schodack who do not have a Nassau mailing address

Who can vote?

  • Age 18 or older
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Resident of the District for at least 30 days prior to the vote
  • Registered to vote

What will I be voting on?

  • An $90,133,002 budget for the 2016-17 school year
  • Two school bus propositions
  • Three vacant Board of Education seats

Board of Education Election
Residents will choose who fills the three vacant Board of Education seats. The Board of Education is a team comprised of nine volunteer community members. Members of the Board, who serve three-year terms, establish policy and set direction for the administration of the school district. New York State Education Law does not limit the number of terms of office a member may serve. Board members receive no salaries or other compensation.

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