Duanesburg Board of Education seeks community input to inform upcoming search for next superintendent of schools

The Board of Education met with Anita Murphy and Lynne Wells, search consultants from Capital Region BOCES at its meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 17 to outline a plan for finding the next superintendent of schools. The first step is to gather community feedback via an online survey and a series of focus groups held this …

DCS golf team wraps up season with third consecutive WAC Cup trophy

Congratulations to the DCS golf team on another impressive year! The team, which is coached by high school social studies teacher David Schalekamp, took home WAC Cup trophy for the third consecutive year – and the fourth time in five years. Other very impressive accolades from the WAC Cup tournament included: – Senior Grant Raymond …

Five DCS seniors named 2023 College Board National Recognition Program awardees

Congratulations to the following DCS seniors on being named a 2023 College Board National Recognition Program awardee! Each of these students has: A GPA of 3.5 or higher Are in the top 10% of PSAT/NMSQT® or PSAT™ 10 assessment takers in NY state, or Have earned a score of 3 or higher on two or …

DCS BOE elects Them Peterson president; O’Neill and Schneible appointed to new positions

The Duanesburg Central School District’s Board of Education held its annual reorganizational meeting on Wednesday, July 5, 2023, during which it elected its board officers and appointed two staff members to new positions. Board members unanimously elected Melissa Them Peterson president for the 2023-24 school year and Francis Spor vice president. Alyssa Craig and incumbent …

Jeffery Ziegler Returns to DCS as Interim Superintendent

BOE to welcome Ziegler and discuss superintendent search process at annual reorganization meeting July 5 At a special board meeting held Wednesday, June 28, the Duanesburg Board of Education appointed Jeffery Ziegler as interim superintendent for Duanesburg Central School District effective July 1, 2023. Ziegler will take over for Dr. James Niedermeier, who announced his …

DCS Senior Tyler Drexel Honored for Outstanding Achievements in Capital Region BOCES’ CTE Program

Duanesburg senior TYLER DREXEL is wrapping up his high school career with several accolades and awards to honor his hard work and commitment at the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical Education Center where he studied Construction/Heavy Equipment at the Schoharie campus. BOCES graduated 104 students in a June 13 ceremony held at Cobleskill-Richmondville High …

Dr. Niedermeier announces resignation as Superintendent of Schools

Dr. James Niedermeier announced his resignation as Superintendent of Schools today, providing the following message to the school community: DCS Board of Education President Shayne Mitchell provided the following statement: It is anticipated that Dr. Niedermeier’s appointment will be approved by Questar III BOCES at their next BOE meeting on Thursday, June 8, and his …

DCS Announces Top Ten for Class of 2023

 Congratulations to DCS’ “Top Ten” students for the Class of 2023! Revealing this list each year is something that the school community is particularly proud of, because it honors the students’ hard work and recognizes their commitment to academic excellence throughout their entire career at DCS. Here’s a look at the “Top Ten” list for …

DCS Names Valedictorian (Virginia Tower) and Salutatorian (Andrew Longo) for Class of 2023

Ms. Virginia Tower has been named Valedictorian for DCS’ graduating class of 2023. She is the daughter of Jean and Don Tower. She will be taking a “gap year” after graduating from DCS, with plans to work and save money while she assesses her options for what her next step will be. Tower has been …

Duanesburg voters approve $18,985,000 budget for 23-24 school year; Amorosi and Craig elected to BOE

Thank you to the Duanesburg community for voting in the district’s annual Budget vote and Board of Education election. Certified results are as follows: School Budget passes:  745-349 Bus Purchase Proposition passes:  756-340 Capital Reserve Spending passes:  763-331 Election of Two BOE Members:  – Toni Amorosi (671 votes) – wins seat – Alyssa Craig (625 …

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