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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 […]

By May 4, 2016

Six to vie for Central Valley BOE

Six Central Valley residents will vie for three open seats on the Central Valley Board of Education. Seeking election are incumbents Stephen Coupe, William Lennox, and Vicki Judd and challengers Matt Darrow, Jane North, and Kristen Rich. The top three vote-getters will be elected to three-year terms. The board election takes place as part of the school district’s annual budget vote noon to […]

By May 2, 2016

Proposed budget calls for 1 percent cut in spending and tax levy

Learn more on the district budget page or view the budget newsletter. On Tuesday, May 17, residents of the Central Valley School District will go to the polls to vote on the district’s proposed $45,094,500 budget for the 2016-17 school year. The proposal would decrease spending 1 percent or $455,500 less than the current year. […]

By April 15, 2016

WIBX interviews Ilion grad and NFL coach Angelichio

WIBX’s Bill Keeler took a few minutes to speak with Ilion grad Brian Angelichio who was recently named tight end coach for the NFL Green Bay Packers. Mr. Angelichio is another example of a successful Mohawk Valley student. Check out the interview.

By April 15, 2016

Rumble of Thunder—April 15, 2016

April 15, 2016 First and foremost, thank you to all who came to the Board of Education meeting on April 11th. It’s important that we hear about areas we are doing well and areas in which we could improve. To that end, the BOE has scheduled a special meeting on Monday, May 2nd at 7 p.m. […]

By April 14, 2016

NASA Orion mission lands at Jarvis

In the 2030s, NASA hopes to send four people aboard the Orion spacecraft on a 500-million mile, round-trip mission to Mars. For that to happen, astronauts, engineers, technicians and staff have a lot to do to prepare. That is what Jarvis Middle School students learned from NASA’s Scott Wilson, the Orion Program’s Production Operations Manager. Mr. Wilson, a […]