Students flex creativity, public speaking skills for research project

Amelia Earhart, Neil Armstrong, Dr. Seuss and Leonardo Da Vinci were among the special guests at Duanesburg Elementary School in recent weeks. They were 3-D models created by fifth graders as part of an English Language Arts biography project. Students flexed their creativity and public speaking skills as they were inspired by heroes of the …

New transparency dashboard easily communicates school district finances, test scores and more

Website features further highlight district priorities and strategic planning The Duanesburg Central School District has partnered with ClearGov, a transparency and benchmarking platform, to launch an infographic-based fiscal transparency dashboard. This new online tool provides taxpayers with an easy-to-understand, visual breakdown of the school district’s finances, as well as insights into demographics, student performance, and information on …

DES partners with senator for senior citizen card drive

  Duanesburg elementary students across grade levels made valentines this week for state Sen. Michelle Hinchey’s senior citizen card drive. The valentines will be given to nursing home residents across the 46th Senate District. DES was proud to participate in this important initiative to connect community members across generations. “We discussed the importance of kindness …

Superintendent’s Message: Holiday travel, transparency center, budget workshops

Feb. 12, 2021 Dear DCS Community:  I hope that you and everyone in your family is healthy and safe. While it looks like our Winter Break may be a cold one, I’m sure that our students are looking forward to a little rest and relaxation. Here are items that may be of interest to you:  …

New health examination form requirements

There is a new health examination form for schools that may be filled out electronically. Schools can no longer accept the health exam if it is not on the required form or the required health record equivalent. Education Law requires all New York state public school students to have a health exam when they are …

DCS budget development is underway

District leaders have begun developing the 2021-22 school budget. DCS is planning for the potential impact of ongoing school aid cuts while maintaining the integrity of our school programs.  Superintendent Dr. James Niedermeier and Assistant Superintendent Jeffrey Rivenburg gave a presentation to the Board of Education during its regular meeting on Jan. 26. They outlined …

Sign up to receive a prekindergarten/kindergarten registration packet

Parents of preschool-aged children who are new to the district are asked to complete a census form and return it to our registrar at Duanesburg Elementary School, 165 Chadwick Road, Delanson NY 12053. You will then be placed on our mailing list to receive a registration packet. DCS will hold kindergarten screening in the spring …

Superintendent advocating for expansion of broadband internet

It is estimated that 15% of students in the Capital Region — more than 11,000 students — have no internet access. That’s according to a recent survey of the school superintendents in the Capital Region BOCES.  The issue has far reaching effects for school districts in rural areas like Duanesburg Central School District, heightened in …

Water testing results

In compliance with state laws, the Duanesburg Central School District recently completed testing its water sources for lead. The law requires school districts to sample all water outlets currently or potentially used for drinking or cooking purposes in buildings that may be occupied by students and to submit those samples to a state-approved lab for …

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