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At its reorganization meeting on July 1 — also its first in-person meeting in well over a year — the Katonah-Lewisboro Board of Education extended Superintendent Andrew Selesnick’s contract. The board also heard continued criticism from parents about the district’s special education program.

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The Board of Education in Bedford Central School District met in the Suzanne Grant Theater July 1 for its annual organizational meeting to elect board officers and finalize committee and liaison assignments. 

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The John Jay graduating Class of 2021, which would normally fill the stage at Caramoor’s Venetian Theater, sat together in a small portion of the center field at the Palisades Credit Union Park Monday afternoon. Their “fans” — family members and friends of the students — sat congregated in t…

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A group of Katonah-Lewisboro parents has formed an ad hoc committee to press the district for further changes to its policies regarding special education students —specifically, those who are autistic.

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Even when she was a kid growing up in Bedford, Emily Bayuk’s main interests were in science and mathematics. She would eagerly ask her grandfather, a retired computer engineer, to teach her algebra while she was still just in elementary school learning math basics. Hearing her grandfather’s …

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The Bedford Central School District Board of Education concluded the academic year with an impassioned public forum in which dozens of community members weighed in on the district’s ongoing diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. Over the course of an hour, the board heard diverging constit…

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The Board of Education of Bedford Central School District considered its future bond options during a meeting with Capital Markets Advisors earlier this month.

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Face masks are no longer required outdoors on school grounds in New York, according to new guidance issued this week by the New York State Department of Health. 

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For most rising seniors at Fox Lane High School, the college application process is an exciting, albeit stressful, experience. The glee that comes from a hard-earned acceptance letter usually makes it all worth it. But for students from families with limited financial resources, an acceptanc…

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With so much uncertainty over the past year, the senior classes at both John Jay and Fox Lane high schools were left wondering what their senior year festivities would look like, and whether they would be able to enjoy proms and graduations with their classmates and families.

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Candidates for the Board of Education in Bedford Central School District discussed a range of issues, from diversity to the district budget, during a forum last Thursday, May 6, sponsored and moderated by the League of Women Voters of Northeast Westchester. 

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No objections were raised during a public hearing on the Bedford Central School District’s proposed budget this week. Instead, the BCSD Board of Education was able to quickly open and close its state mandated public hearing on May 5.

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The Board of Education in Bedford Central School District announced last week the formation of a new Bond Finance Advisory Committee, a significant step toward creating a BCSD Bond Capital Facilities Plan and BCSD Bond program.

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District clerk Kimberly Monzon has confirmed that only two candidates for Katonah-Lewisboro school board returned nominating petitions by the Monday, April 19 5 p.m. deadline. They are Board President Marjorie Schiff, who is seeking a fourth board term, and first-time candidate Elana Shneyer.

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Closing out weeks of debate, the Board of Education in Bedford Central School District approved a resolution this week to present a budget of $144,465,256 for the 2021-22 school year to voters. This reflects a 3.38% annual increase and 2.25% rise in the tax levy, which is $414, 453 below the…

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Members of the Board of Education in Bedford Central School District on Wednesday, April 14, considered recommendations put forth by the district’s finance committee, which include remaining below the maximum tax cap.

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On Tuesday, March 23, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, who represents Congressional District 18, held a press conference alongside several superintendents to announce an influx of over $200 million in emergency federal relief to Orange, Putnam, Dutchess and Westchester school districts, including …

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Leaders in Bedford Central School District arts, athletics and extracurriculars took the mic Wednesday, March 24, at the Board of Education meeting to discuss their 2021-22 budgetary goals. Community members already heard from the district’s academic departments at meetings earlier this mont…

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Bedford Central School District Superintendent Joel Adelberg’s proposed budget for the 2021-22 school year calls for a 3.63% annual increase and a 2.57% rise in the school tax levy.

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The Board of Education in Bedford Central School District got to work early last Saturday as it held its first pre-budget program. It heard from various administrators about their visions for curriculum and instruction, especially as it relates to COVID-19, in the upcoming school year.

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Just one month after being charged with assessing the feasibility of bringing students in Bedford Central School District back to the classroom for full-time instruction, an exploratory committee on Wednesday delivered its recommendations to the Board of Education. Superintendent Joel Adelbe…

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Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, who represents the 18th Congressional District, is confident that the American Rescue Plan bill, which contains billions of dollars in aid to local governments and school districts and was passed by the House of Representatives last week, will soon be passed by the…

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The Bedford Central Board of Education finance committee held a session Feb. 26 as it prepares to enter the throes of budget season. Cynthia Hawthorne, assistant superintendent for business and administrative services, presented an overview of the district’s COVID-19 expenses, state aid expe…

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Bedford Central School District closed its first reentry survey this week, garnering more than 2,000 responses from parents and guardians of students in grades three through 12. The survey was circulated for approximately a week and will be used to help the district gauge interest among comm…

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The Board of Education in Bedford Central School District this week voted to terminate a letter of intent to enter into an agreement with Brightcore Energy to develop a controversial solar farm on two school district properties.

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With Katonah-Lewisboro and Bedford Central school districts gearing up for budget season, the issue of state aid is at the forefront of many people’s minds. As part of the planning process for the 2021-22 New York state budget, Sen. Pete Harckham recently held a series of meetings with schoo…

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Community members of Pound Ridge Elementary School met virtually with their newly-appointed interim principal, Teresa Letizia, last week. Ms. Letizia officially assumed her new role Monday, Feb. 8.

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With budget season around the corner, the Bedford Central School District Budget Advisory Committee is kicking into high gear with its review of district finances and recommendations for the future. “The pressing questions now, are the future COVID expenses, opening schools going forward, ho…

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 The state and county have now given the green light to high-risk winter sports, with final decisions left to each school district. After considerable discussion at the Thursday, Feb. 4 Board of Education meeting, the board voted to authorize participation in hockey, basketball and wrestling.

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The Katonah-Lewisboro Board of Education meeting Jan. 28 was mainly devoted to updates on the work of two committees, the Equity and Racial Justice Committee, and All In. Superintendent Andrew Selesnick said they are “two groups that are both doing very, very important work in our district —…

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Community members in the Bedford Central School District learned at the Jan. 27 Board of Education meeting that discussions are still ongoing with Brightcore Energy to develop a solar farm on land near West Patent Elementary School. Board member Beth Staropoli, who chairs the district facili…

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During its first meeting of the new year on Jan. 13, the Bedford Central School District Board of Education devoted most of its time addressing a topic that has been the subject of intense discussion among members of the broader school community — a proposed lease of approximately 30 acres b…