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Onteora budget passes, new super hired

Onteora budget passes, new super hired

On a night when school board trustees chose a new superintendent for the Onteora Central School District, only a small number of voters came out to easily approve the 2016/17-school budget of $53,222,778. But voters also unseated an incumbent Board of Education trustee. The total yes votes were 608 to 265 no votes, out of...
Onteora school budget vote set, candidates ready

Onteora school budget vote set, candidates ready

Voters in the Onteora Central School district will go to the polls 2 p.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, at Woodstock and Phoenicia Primary Schools, Bennett Intermediate School and at the now-defunct West Hurley Elementary School to consider a proposed budget of $53,222,778 for the 2016-2017 school year. This represents a budget increase of $1,565,803 or...
Onteora students want to replace controversial mascot

Onteora students want to replace controversial mascot

Student representative Raegan Loheide updated the Onteora District Board of Education on how High School student government has addressed a possibility of eliminating the Middle/High School Indian Mascot. At its May 3 meeting at Woodstock Elementary School, Loheide explained to the that recommendations would be made to them once an idea for a new Mascot...
Onteora settles teacher contract

Onteora settles teacher contract

The Onteora District Board of Education unanimously approved a new five-year teachers contract at its April 20 Board of Education meeting at Phoenicia Primary School. The contract is retroactive to July 1, 2015 beginning with a one-percent salary increase and over the next five-years, until July 1, 2019, teacher salaries will increase yearly to a...
West Hurley Elementary sale falls through

West Hurley Elementary sale falls through

West Hurley Elementary School will soon be back on the market according to school officials, after the buyer announced by the Board of Education last October apparently backed out of the deal. According to Interim Superintendent Victoria McLaren the potential buyer, Phillip LaPorta, president of The Center for the Investigation of Native and Ancient Quarries,...