Architect Provides Preliminary Presentation on Capital Project
On Sept. 10, the Board of Education and community members heard a preliminary presentation about a Capital Project for Gardner-Dickinson School that would have no impact on taxes. Major elements of the preliminary plan include adding classroom space for K-5 and a pre-kindergarten program, creating a stage off the gym, installing solar panels on the school roof at no cost to the district, and addressing infrastructure needs. Read more... Posted 9/11/14.
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 grant 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. Posted 9/12/14.
NWEA Testing Continues Through Week of Sept. 8
NWEA computerized assessments will continue through the week of Sept. 8 for students in grades K-8. Questions on the assessments are aligned to Common Core Learning Standards and provide information for teachers to utilize during instruction. Parents do not need to do anything at home to prepare for the assessment; your child just needs to be present and well rested. Posted 9/05/14.
As part of continued efforts to improve communication, Wynantskill UFSD has launched district Facebook and Twitter pages Please note, this is at no cost to the district and something many schools have done to connect with their communities. Visit our Facebook and Twitter page to learn more. Posted 9/02/14.
School Taxes: Questions and Answers
Question about your school tax bill? Check our Schools Taxes Questions and Answers webpage... Posted 9/02/14.
Substitute Bus Drivers Needed
Wynantskill UFSD is seeking substitute school bus drivers. Individuals must have a clean license and the ability to meet a physical performance test. Training is available but a Class B license with P and S endorsement is preferred. If interested, please contact Transportation Supervisor Bonnie Cole by e-mail or by calling (518) 283-4600 ext. 25. Posted 8/019/14.
Information on NYS Property Tax Freeze Credit Program
This fall, homeowners in Wynantskill UFSD who qualify for New York’s STAR exemption will receive an additional state rebate check. The rebate is part of the Property Tax Freeze Credit Program created as part of this year’s New York State budget agreement. Qualified homeowners will receive the rebate because Wynantskill UFSD’s proposed 2014-15 budget is within the state’s property tax cap. The rebate check will come from the state, not the district. more information is available here.... Posted 7/17/14.
Sign Your Child Up for School Banking Program
This year, Gardner-Dickinson school bankers made 364 transactions this school year totaling more than $3,050. If you are interested in having your child participate in the school banking program, please e-mail Sue Czubek. Posted 6/16/14.