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 …

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:  …

Livestreaming athletics events

DCS and schools in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) are livestreaming athletics events. We are pleased to connect our community to these events through livestreams, as spectators are currently not allowed to attend athletics events in-person because of COVID-19 health and safety measures. Please continue to support our student athletes by watching them. Go Eagles! …

Music education hasn’t skipped a beat at DCS

Chorus divided by health and safety measures, united by recording software to produce audio track  Music education hasn’t skipped a beat at DCS, even in a time of virtual learning and strict health and safety measures. The faculty are trailblazing unique teaching methods and using technology tools to help students create music in a new …

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 …

DCS partners with SUNY Schenectady on Early College Program

Students can now earn an associate’s degree while still in high school  Students at Duanesburg Jr./Sr. High School can get a jumpstart on their college education through a new partnership with SUNY Schenectady. The college has expanded its offerings so students can earn an associate’s degree while still in high school or within a year …

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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