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Questions and Answers Regarding New School Resource Officer (SRO) Model
The following questions have been brought forward by the Board and community members regarding the possibility of a change in model for our SRO. READ THE Q&A
"Hour of Code" event, December 11, 5-6 p.m., Spackenkill High School - All are Welcome!
In celebration of Computer Science Week - December 9-15 - Spackenkill Schools will host a special event that focuses on programming literacy as one of the keys to our children's success in the 21st century world. "This one-hour introduction to computer science is designed to demystify 'code' and show that anyone can learn the basics to be a maker, a creator, an innovator." This event is open to all students K-12. For more info, visit http://hourofcode.org or http://csedweek.org.
Senior Citizens Invited to 8th Annual Prom on December 14
Holiday Celebration on December 14 at Todd Middle School. MORE (PDF)
BOE welcomes feedback on policies: 8000 series
The Spackenkill Board of Education is currently reviewing the 8000 policy series. This series deals with Board policies concerning its own operations. Feedback is welcome. Policies on BoardDocs
UPDATE: EngageNY Portal Parent Fact Sheet
The EngageNY Portal provides educators, parents, and students with access to educational data, curriculum and instructional resources. The updated document includes responses to additional questions raised over the past few weeks in addition to a short summary of the data security and privacy protections in place for the EngageNY Portal. Additional information about the Portal can be found at www.engageny.org/portal.
NYSED Commissioner John King vies for fewer standardized tests
READ the press release at http://usny.nysed.gov/docs/teaching-is-the-core.pdf
New York State Seeks to Scale Back Student Testing (10/25/13 - NY Times)
Fair Funding Rally Advocacy Event Focused on Fiscal Crisis in Education
About 500 community members from more than 25 school districts in the Hudson Valley came together on October 2 to learn about the fiscal crisis facing their schools and to find out what they can do about it. VIEW the VIDEO
New Shared Decision-Making Council Created
As a way for all stakeholders of the Spackenkill School District to have a voice about issues, a new council was created. The District Council will meet quarterly throughout the school year. MORE
Survey on high-stakes testing
New law requires homeowners with Basic STAR to register by December 31, 2013
Homeowners may reduce their school property taxes through the NYS School Tax Relief (STAR) program. New legislation requires all residents receiving a Basic STAR exemption to register with the State Tax Department in order to receive the exemption. MORE