Meet the Candidates for School Board

The 2024-25 school budget vote will be held on May 21, from 2:30 to 9 p.m. in the Middle School foyer. At that time, district residents will also vote on two open seats on the school board. The elected board members will serve a four-year term beginning July 1, 2024.  Board members serve without pay. …

Your Voice Counts: School Budget Vote on May 21

On Tuesday, May 21, Voorheesville Central School District residents will vote on a proposed $34,482,366 budget for the 2024-25 school year that would maintain all current student programs and services. The proposal increases spending by $4,403,875 (14.64%) and carries a tax levy increase of 3.75%. The majority of the increase includes a $3 million transfer …

VCSD Begins Accepting UPK Applications on May 1

To enhance early childhood education, Voorheesville Central School District will offer a Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) program for the 2024-25 school year. The program will provide instruction to 4-year-old district children at no cost to families through a state-funded grant collaboration with the district. Classes will begin in early September. Children must be four years of …

Budget development underway for 2024-25 school year

Budget development is underway for the 2024-25 school year. On March 4, 2024, Superintendent Frank Macri and Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations Jim Southard presented a draft plan to the VCSD Board of Education. “We are focused on maintaining our schools’ exceptional performance by ensuring a return on investment at both the academic and …

Revised 2024-25 District Calendar Approved

At the March 4, 2024 Board of Education meeting, the Voorheesville Board of Education approved the Revised 2024-25 District Calendar.  Printable 2024-2025 District Calendar Here are some important days for the coming school year: September 2 – Labor Day September 3-4 – Superintendent Conference Days September 5 – First Day of School October 3 – …

Nominating Petitions Now Available for Board of Education

Nominating petitions are now available for Voorheesville residents interested in running for two open seats on the school board.  The elected board members will serve a four-year term beginning July 1, 2024. Petitions may be obtained in the Voorheesville District Office from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.  The deadline for filing petitions …

Authentic Writing Takes a Tasty Turn

  Grade five students have a new taste for the art of writing restaurant critiques, and their new skills earned them each a slice of pizza. As an exercise in authentic writing, teacher Kristy Riccio had her students write reviews of their favorite local restaurants. The opinion/argumentative writing unit also required students to mail their …

Public Hearing on Tax Exemptions is Scheduled

  LEGAL NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that Public Hearings on the modification of the Property Tax Exemption under Real Property Tax Law Sections 459 and 467, for eligible seniors and persons with physical disabilities, the adoption of the Property Tax Exemption under Real Property Tax Law Section 466-a, for eligible volunteer …

When to Keep a Child Home with Illness

It can be difficult for a parent or guardian to decide whether to send children to school when they wake up with symptoms of an illness or complaints that they do not feel well. Regular school attendance is the key to a student’s success. However, there are times when students will benefit from staying at …

VCSD EXPANDS SAFETY INITIATIVE TO PROTECT CHILDREN AT SCHOOL BUS STOPS

Voorheesville Central School District (VCSD) has partnered with BusPatrol to modernize school bus fleets with advanced safety technology to tackle the illegal passing of stopped school buses.  It is illegal to pass a stopped school bus in New York State. Traffic approaching from either direction must stop for a stopped school bus with its red …

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