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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ASBO New York award congratulating Larry Edson (courtesy ASBO New York)

Image courtesy ASBO New York

Assistant Superintendent for School Business Finance Lawrence Edson received the 2020 Fredenburg Award from the Association of School Business Officials New York last month. The award is given out annually to a school business official who has had a positive impact on school finance.

As the chief business official in the East Greenbush Central School District, Mr. Edson is responsible for managing the district’s finances, overseeing the management of state aid and SED filings, developing the annual school budget, supervising the implementation of insurance, participating in contract negotiations and serving on the Council of Administrators.

Thanks to his effective financial stewardship, the district has received a “no designation” fiscal stress score, indicating a low level of fiscal stress, from the New York State Comptroller’s Office every year since the monitoring system was created.

Mr. Edson has worked in the district since 2001 and plans to retire later this summer.

“I am very grateful for the recognition from my colleagues and the long-term support from the school community,” said Mr. Edson.