WYNANTSKILL UFSD News
Board Announces 5-Year Contract for Dr. Reardon
The Board of Education announced at the Feb. 16 meeting that it has agreed to a new 5-year contract for Superintendent Thomas Reardon. "Dr. Reardon has been excellent in all aspects of his performance," said Board President Andrew Lanesey. "He has developed excellent relationships with everyone: students, staff, parents, and the community at large." Read more. Posted 2/17/17.
School Taxes: Questions and Answers
School tax bills will be mailed this week. To help answer common questions, please see our Taxes Q & A webpage. Posted 8/30/16.
Wynantskill UFSD received the best rating in State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli's recent annual review of school districts' financial stability. More info. Posted 2/03/17.
We want to let our families know Gardner-Dickinson practiced a lockdown drill on Feb. 15. The drill was completely precautionary and provided us an opportunity to practice keeping our students safe in the event of an emergency. We would like to thank the North Greenbush Police Department for their assistance. Here is a parent letter with more details about drills that went home earlier this year. Posted 2/15/17.
Wynantskill UFSD is seeking bids or RFPs for Attorney Services, Refuse Removal, Snow Removal, and Transportation Maintenance Repair. More info. Posted 1/03/17.
Wynantskill UFSD has received results of lead testing that was conducted on water fixtures throughout Gardner-Dickinson School that we would like to share with our community. A parent letter with details about the testing that went home with students on Nov. 4 is available here. Posted 11/04/16.
Gardner-Dickinson Seeking Musical Instrument Donations
To help students who need a musical instrument but cannot secure one due to financial need, Gardner-Dickinson is seeking donations. If you have a musical instrument in working condition that you would like to donate, please drop it off in the main office. Thank you! Posted 10/25/16.
District Receives Grant Funding to Improve Assessments
Wynantskill UFSD and a group of 10 other area school districts will receive a total of $399,314 in state grant funding this year to review and improve student assessment practices. The "Teaching is the Core" grant from the NYS Education Department provides resources for districts to organize review teams of teachers and administrators with the goal of developing more high-quality assessments that measure student learning and school and educator effectiveness. This may include essay writing, project-based learning activities and experiments where students demonstrate knowledge and skills. Read more... Posted 9/12/14.