Capital Project

The East Greenbush CSD has proposed a $116 million capital project that, if approved by voters, would improve facilities and grounds at all seven schools at no additional cost to the local taxpayer. The proposed capital project will be a proposition on the School Budget Vote and Board Election ballot scheduled for Tuesday, May 21, 2024.

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Columbia Director of Athletics Michael Leonard was named Chapter 2 Athletic Director of the Year by the NYS Athletic Administrators Association earlier this week. 

This school year, Columbia won Section II Championships in Boys’ Indoor Track and Field and Boys’ Volleyball, which advanced to the NYS Championships, and Columbia finished as runners up in Boys’ Bowling, Girls’ Bowling, Girls’ Soccer and Girls’ Volleyball.

Mr. Leonard has served as Columbia High School’s athletic director since 2002. During his tenure, Mr. Leonard has been instrumental in starting the Columbia Athletics Hall of Fame and establishing Unified Sports in the district, which has special education and regular education students compete together. Columbia Athletics won the NYSPHSAA Sportsmanship Award every year between 2013-20. They have also received two NYSPHSAA Community Service Awards for participation in the Teal Ribbon Run to support ovarian cancer research and the Adopt a Family gift giving project during the holidays.

Mr. Leonard served as Suburban Council President three times and helped start the Suburban Council Student Athlete Leadership Summit and end-of-year banquet.

“I am honored to receive this very special recognition,” said Mr. Leonard. “It’s a team award for everyone involved in Columbia Athletics.”

Mr. Leonard will be retiring in September, completing a 32-year career in the East Greenbush Central School District.

Congratulations to Mr. Leonard!