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Onteora weighs later start for middle, high school

Onteora weighs later start for middle, high school

Dozens of parents attended the October 21 Onteora Central School District Board of Education meeting at Woodstock Primary School, to comment on a proposal to institute later starting times for secondary students. A cordial, often entertaining debate broke out among parents either for or against secondary students starting classes at a later hour but all...
Onteora board review ends without superintendent extension

Onteora board review ends without superintendent extension

Onteora Central School District Superintendent Dr. Phyllis Spiegel-McGill’s contract expires June 30, 2016, leaving approximately two years left on a four-year contract. As required in McGill’s contract, the Board of Education in June met in executive session to review it, but no action was taken to renew or extend. According to McGill’s contract agreement, the...
Onteora’s report card is above average

Onteora’s report card is above average

Superintendent Dr. Phyllis Spiegel-McGill claimed “steady progress” as she presented the 2012/13 Onteora Central School District school report card at the June 17 Board of Education meeting at Phoenicia Primary School. Overall test scores show that the district is in good standing with an 87 percent graduation rate compared to 80 percent at the State...
Onteora budget passes; Moor, McGillicuddy, Davis elected

Onteora budget passes; Moor, McGillicuddy, Davis elected

Onteora district school voters at the May 20 elections easily approved the 2014-2015 budget of $51,876,125, which represented a .52 percent spending increase but projected tax levy with no increase from the previous year. The votes in all four voting districts totaled 778 voting yes to 260 no votes. Only the three Board candidates, Gideon...
Onteora no tax hike budget on May 20 ballot

Onteora no tax hike budget on May 20 ballot

Two write in candidates for the Onteora Central School District Board of Education have emerged to vie with two candidates on the official ballot for the three available seats in the Tuesday, May 20 election that will also see voters choose whether to accept the district’s proposed budget of $51,876,125 for the 2014-2015 school year....