Voters approve 2013-14 school budget
May 21, 2013
On Tuesday, May 21 voters approved the 2013-14 budget proposal by a vote of 374 to 197. They also approved the bus proposition by a vote of 361 to 207. Residents elected to the board of education newcomers Kent Sanders and Ken Meyer, who received 297 and 241 votes, respectively. The school budget for next year totals $14,453,014 and carries a 2.89 percent tax levy increase, which is below the district’s tax levy limit (4.47 percent). The approved budget represents a 1.81 percent spending increase over the current year’s budget. “I’d like to thank everyone who took the time to come out and vote today,” says Superintendent Christine Crowley. “Every vote counts and we appreciate your support in these challenging economic times--thank you.”
School Budget vote, bus proposition vote and board elections, Tuesday, May 21
May 13, 2013
On Tuesday, May 21 residents are asked to go to the polls between 1 and 9 p.m. at the Duanesburg Elementary School to vote on the 2013-14 proposed school budget, the school bus proposition and to elect two members to the board of education. The proposed budget carries a tax levy increase of 2.89%, which is below the district's maximum allowable levy limit of 4.47%. The budget proposal totals $14,453,014—a spending increase over the current school year of 1.81%, or $256,311. The proposal also includes $130,000 in savings. A detailed budget newsletter was mailed to residents in early May. [DOWNLOAD] For more information about the budget development process and other budget-related news, visit the district’s budget webpages.
HS students help with DES screen-free week
May 13, 2013
DCS HS Environmental Science students participated in the Duanesburg Elementary School's annual screen-free week--held from April 29 to May 2--when they worked with young students on environmentally themed projects and activities that they created. This annual event is aimed at turning off the TV and other digital/screen-related devices and putting hands-on activities and face-to-face interactions first! [PHOTO GALLERY]
Friends of Music fundraiser
May 13, 2013
The Friends of Music--that raise money for the Duanesburg School District's music/drama department--is raffling off two framed prints as its last fundraiser of the year. (See one print at right.) The prints were donated by Country Outlet Framing and have an estimated combined value of over $400. Raffle tickets will be sold and the prints will be on display at all Duanesburg spring concerts. The winning raffle tickets will be drawn at the Elementary School concert on Thursday, June 6. (You do not need to be present to win.) [RAFFLE TICKET ORDER FORM]
"Smashing" good fun at DES Science Fair
May 6, 2013
DES students were given Popsicle sticks, tape and an egg and were charged with building a contraption that would protect the egg from being smashed in the Egg Drop Project. [PHOTO GALLERY]
DES collects more than $900 for Pennies for Patients
May 1, 2013
The students at Duanesburg Elementary School once again participated in the much loved and popular fundraiser Pennies for Patients, which benefits The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. [FULL STORY AND PHOTOS]
Is your child a Delightful Diner?
April 16, 2013
Learn more about the school's Delightful Diner Club and see if your child made the grade! [FULL STORY]
State tests to reflect new Common Core Learning Standards
April 10, 2013
In April, Duanesburg students in grades 3-8 and their peers throughout New York will take the grades 3-8 state tests in English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics. These tests mark a time of transition in Duanesburg schools and in the state, as this is the first year they will be based on the new Common Core Learning Standards. [LEARN MORE] [LETTER FROM SUPERINTENDENT]
Student artwork on display at annual BOCES Art Show, April 9
April 9, 2013
Congratulations to the handful of Duanesburg Elementary School students whose artwork was chosen to be on display at the 25th annual BOCES Art Show in Albany on April 9. Great job Cydney W., Emily L., Emily L., Madison M., Zack G., Tennison T., Tyson H., Hannah B., and Virginia T. The opening event is at 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Suite 102 in Albany on April 9 from 4 to 6 p.m.
Screen Free Week, April 29-May 3
April 9, 2013
Screen Free Week is April 29 to May 3, and the PTSO needs volunteers to run the week's activities. Last year was so successful, that the PTSO would like to have another successful Screen Free Week in 2013. The PTSO will offer different activities after school and in the evenings throughout the week. So, if you have a talent or skill (even if you don't!) the PTSO could really use your help. Volunteers can choose the grade level they are comfortable with (K -5). To volunteer, please contact PTSO President Brandy Fall at 895-2837 or 365-2186 or email at email@example.com.
Transportation changes for 2013-14 school year, keeping students safe
In an effort to ensure student safety, the Duanesburg Transportation Department is altering the timeframe for when parents can request busing changes that deviate from their child's original bus assignment. Beginning in the 2013-14 school year, district officials are asking parents to submit their child's transportation changes for the 2013-14 school year before August 23, 2013. [LEARN MORE]
DES returning to fifth-grade band in 2013-14 school year
Over the past couple of years, the Duanesburg Elementary School has been fortunate enough to experience ... [READ MORE]
Duanesburg is on Facebook! "Like us"
September, 1 2011
Duanesburg Central Schools is now a member of Facebook. "Like us" to get up to the minute posts about what is happening in our schools, view photos and more! Just go to www. facebook.com/duanesburgschools
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