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BOE Approves Veterans' Exemption
At the February 25 Board meeting, a partial exemption from school taxes for veterans was approved by the Spackenkill Board of Education. Military veterans may receive an exemption based upon their type and time of service. The default exemptions were approved for Spackenkill veterans. READ MORE
Important Transportation Information
Parents and guardians must have transportation requests to private and parochial schools or daycare providers for the 2014-15 school year to the Spackenkill UFSD Transportation Office by April 1, 2014. For more information, please contact Doreen Wright, Director of Transportation: 463-7800.
Food Service Account Allows Parents to Manage Food Choices
If your child has a dietary restriction or allergy that you would like listed on their NutriKids/MySchoolBucks account or if you wish to limit or block the purchase of a specific food item, please contact the Spackenkill Food Service Department at 463-7836 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLICK HERE for the School Lunch web section
BOE welcomes feedback on policies: 9000 series
The Spackenkill Board of Education is currently reviewing the 9000 policy series. This series includes the arrangements for meeting procedures, duties of officers, quorum, terms of office of members, and the like. 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