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By July 11, 2016

Take the school time/transportation survey

The Central Valley School District is exploring starting and ending middle school and high school 55 minutes later than elementary school. The proposal would reduce the time students spend on the bus, would not increase transportation costs, and would allow for greater after school learning opportunities for elementary students. For parents concerned about younger students […]

By July 1, 2016

2015-16 Board Meetings

Below is an archive of 2015-16 Central Valley School District Board of Education meetings: 2015-16 meetings PDF of 2015-16 BOE meeting calendar July 1, 2015 – Regular and Organizational Meeting July 1 Agenda  July 1 Minutes July 28, 2015 – Special Meeting – personnel appointments July 28 Agenda July 28 Minutes August 10, 2015 Aug 10 Agenda […]

By June 29, 2016

Hall of Fame honors exceptional alumni

The Central Valley CSD Hall of Fame recognizes alumni who served the Mohawk, Ilion, and Central Valley school districts, those who served community, and those who distinguished themselves in their careers. The Hall of Fame inducted its first honorees in March 2017 and continues this fine tradition each year. The Hall of Fame committee, made […]

By June 9, 2016

2016 Mott Marathon photos

The 2016 Mott Marathon “Jack’s Day” kicked off on Thursday, June 9 under blue skies and gusty winds. This year’s marathon raised money for the Race for a Cure in the name of Jack Day (Ilion ’11) who lost a valiant battle with melanoma in 2015. Jarvis middle schoolers kicked off the event with their […]

By May 26, 2016

Elementary realignment moves forward

At its regular board meeting on Wednesday, May 25, the Central Valley School District Board of Education let stand its Dec. 18 vote to realign the district’s elementary schools. Under the plan, Fisher Elementary will become a prekindergarten-grade 1 building and Barringer Road Elementary will become a grade-2-4 building. The board cited the realignment’s benefits for […]

By May 26, 2016

Board of Ed approves 12 for tenure

At its Wednesday, May 25 regular meeting, the Central Valley School District Board of Education approved 12 tenure appointments. Following the approval, the board recessed for a cake and punch reception. Approved were: Melissa Hoskey, principal Ryan Biamonte, elementary teacher Linsey Connarton, special education teacher Jennifer DeRocco, science teacher Stephanie Griffith, social worker Melissa Harris, […]

By May 17, 2016

Voters approve 2016-17 budget

Central Valley School District voters went to polls on Tuesday, May 17 and approved the district’s proposed 2016-17 school budget. The budget passed with 85.7 percent in favor, exceeding the 60 percent supermajority needed for approval. The $45,094,500 budget decreases spending 1.00 percent or $455,500 over the current year and carries a 1.00 percent tax levy […]

By May 16, 2016

The motivation for change

Preparing students for their futures is Central Valley’s goal said Superintendent Rich Hughes. The data, he said, is showing that too few of Central Valley graduates are ready for college or careers. “Whatever the measure, our students are not ready,” he said. “We have to do something dramatically different from what we currently do if we […]

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By May 16, 2016

White House praises Central Valley’s mentor school for academic advances

Central Valley’s mentor school, Middletown Central School District, recently earned recognition from the Obama administration for the school’s efforts to improve its education practices and results. “Giving Every Child a Fair Shot” points to Middletown’s effort to wisely invest its Race to the Top grant in innovative programs to advance student outcomes. “Central Valley shares […]

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By May 4, 2016

BOE forum prompts reexamination of district plans

The Central Valley Board of Education and district administrators are reexamining district initiatives following community comments presented at the board’s public forum on Monday, May 2. More than 200 people attended the meeting, a meeting the board scheduled in response to public concerns voiced at its regular meeting held on Apr. 11. The evening opened with a history […]