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110 to graduate Onteora

110 to graduate Onteora

Approximately 110 students will graduate from the Onteora Central School District class of 2015 on Friday, June 26 outdoors on the football field at the Boiceville campus on Route 28. (In the event of rain, it will be moved to the High School gymnasium.) The Special guest speaker is renowned artist, Ms. Kathleen (Kate) McGloughlin,...
McGill out at Onteora

McGill out at Onteora

The Onteora District Board of Education voted unanimously to accept a separation agreement with Superintendent Dr. Phyllis Spiegel-McGill, affective June 30, 2015. At its June 2 Board of Education meeting at Phoenicia Primary school, following a lengthy executive session, two resolutions were read: The agreement to the separation, and one extending Assistant Superintendent for Business...
Onteora budget widely approved

Onteora budget widely approved

Onteora district voters came out on Tuesday, May 19 in very low numbers compared to past elections, to easily approve the 2015/16-school budget of $51,656,975. The total yes votes were 495, to 159 no votes, including 18 absentee ballots. All four voting precincts in the towns of Shandaken/Lexington, Olive/Marbletown, Woodstock and Hurley easily approved the...
WiFi or not WiFi

WiFi or not WiFi

Onteora Central School District High School Principal Lance Edelman and Middle School Principal Jennifer O’Connor presented the iPad initiative program for secondary students at its April 22 Board of Education meeting. The presentation comes at the heels of a handful of people showing up at Board meetings with concerns that the use of WiFi needed...
61 percent opt out of state tests at Onteora on first day

61 percent opt out of state tests at Onteora on first day

The English Language Arts (ELA) standardized tests connected to the Common Core curriculum began this week with high numbers of Onteora Central School District students, with 61 percent of third through eighth graders being opted out, or refusing to take the English Language Arts (ELA) tests, according to figures supplied by Assistant Superintendent for Business...