Board adopts proposed $17,565,000 budget for 2020-21 school year

The Duanesburg Central School District Board of Education adopted a proposed $17,565,000 budget for the 2020-21 school year at their May 20, 2020 meeting.  Preserving opportunities for students, while keeping the tax levy significantly lower than the “cap” The proposed budget would preserve educational programming for students, with no cuts to their opportunities, while being …

Residents to elect three to Board of Education

District residents will vote via absentee ballot to fill vacancies on the Board of Education for terms beginning July 1, 2020 for: two 3-year terms for seats currently held by Camille Siano Enders and Jennifer Sexton, and one 1-year term for the seat currently filled by Henry “Dirk” Felton due to the resignation of Henrietta …

May 6 update: Budget vote by absentee ballots due by 5 p.m. on June 9

Annual school budget and board of education votes were postponed statewide under an executive order from Gov. Andrew Cuomo aimed at limiting the spread of COVID-19/Coronavirus. In delaying the votes, which were originally scheduled for May 19, the governor’s original executive order said, “Any school board, library board, or village election scheduled to take place …

Seniors donate $4,000 of class fund to Regional Food Bank

Despite a disappointing senior year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the senior class at Duanesburg Jr/.Sr. High School voted to donate $4,000 of their senior fund to the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York to help local people in need. Duanesburg Class of 2020 Treasurer Andrew Drescher and Student Council Vice President Paul Munson …

Message from incoming superintendent, Dr. James Niedermeier

James Niedermeier, Ed.D, was appointed Duanesburg superintendent of schools, effective July 1, 2020, by the DCS Board of Education at their April 7, 2020 meeting. Dr. Niedermeier extends the message below to all in the district. He also offers a brief video message. April 8, 2020 Dear Duanesburg Central School District Community Member, I am …

Update April 1, 2020: At-Home learning

Dear Parents/Guardians, The ongoing COVID-19/Coronavirus public health emergency has challenged us to find new ways to support our students in their journey through K-12 education. A longer than expected closure of our schools – currently through at least April 14 – means students’ at-home learning will continue for the foreseeable future. While instruction will not …

Child care services for essential workers

Child care scholarships are available April 24, 2020 New York State is using a portion of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) funds to provide child care to income eligible essential workers at no cost. Essential workers who must work outside of the home and who are using a regulated …

Update March 16: Meals available for district students

DCS is providing food for students who are eligible for free/reduced lunch and breakfast and for any students who are in need. Deliveries of breakfast (extra food items will be provided for this meal) and lunch are scheduled Monday through Friday for students in the free and reduced-price meal program, and for families who reach …

Learning resources from WMHT

Local PBS station WMHT Public Media began offering educational resources as of March 23, 2020, to support in-home learning for students in grades pre-kindergarten through 12 while area schools are closed. From 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, WMHT WORLD will offer programming for students in grades 4-12. Each full day line-up offers …

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