Green Meadow Named 2021 National Blue Ribbon School

Green Meadow Elementary School was named a 2021 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education on Tuesday morning. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance. Green Meadow is one of only 325 schools in the country, including one of 19 schools in New York to receive the 2021 National Blue Ribbon School award. Congratulations to Green Meadow students, teachers, staff and families!

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The East Greenbush Central School District will be discussing its proposed use of federal COVID-19 relief funds and accepting public comments at the next Board of Education meeting scheduled for Wednesday, June 9 at 7:00 p.m. Comments may be submitted at boe.comment@egcsd.org.

In response to the pandemic, and its impact on student learning, the federal government has allocated additional funds to states to support their efforts to reopen schools safely.

East Greenbush CSD has been allocated $3,945,709 through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA) and $3,092,281 through the American Rescue Plan (ARP). To access these funds, the district must post written plans for the use of this aid by July 1, 2021. The aid will be utilized on either non-recurring expenditures or in ways that include the phasing out of expenses during the period of the grant(s).

School administrators have discussed ways of utilizing these federal funds, including investment in academic services, mental health, facility enhancements and technology purchases, while meeting the district’s strategic goals. It is seeking feedback from the school community on these plans before moving forward.

View Three-Year Plan for Strategic Use of Federal Monies to Address the Impact of COVID-19