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Meadow Pond Elementary School has kicked off a new weekly environmental segment, called Tree-Hugging Tuesdays, as part of the school’s daily Meadow Pond Report with three fifth-graders interviewing Paul Christensen, director of operations and maintenance for the Katonah-Lewisboro School Dist…

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Members of the Katonah-Lewisboro School District flooded KLSD’s Board of Education meeting held Thursday, Nov. 4, to request answers from the board on a number of recurring topics, including the district’s Special Education Department, the reading program and that absence of a school resourc…

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The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine won yet another race this week on Nov. 2, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved the vaccine for children ages 5-11 under the Emergency Use Authorization. It will be a two-dose, three weeks apart process, just like it was for adults, a…

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Two recruiters hired by the Bedford Central School District Board of Education to seek a new superintendent of schools outlined what the residents and staff are looking for in the new district leader during the Oct. 13 school board meeting.

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The Katonah-Lewisboro School District Board of Education, during their Oct. 7 meeting, approved a resolution for an agreement between the school district and the Execu-Search Group during this school year to allow KLSD to opt in to Westchester County’s COVID-19 School Screening Testing Program.

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Disagreements over whether diversity, equity and inclusion, and sustainability, should be the focus of district committees came to the fore in comments from both board members and parents at the Sept. 29 Board of Education meeting. The controversy over critical race theory also resurfaced.

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Pound Ridge Montessori’s 50th birthday revels had to wait because of — what else? But that only made their post-COVID “golden” moment that much more glorious: their anniversary-pegged expansion was completed just in time for the start of school this September when, in fact, they had more stu…

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In their first meeting since the beginning of school on Sept. 9, the Katonah-Lewisboro School District Board of Education met Sept. 23 to discuss reopening and the board’s learning commitments and goals looking ahead into the 2021-22 school year.

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At the Sept. 2 Katonah-Lewisboro Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Andrew Selesnick confirmed that the district’s preliminary plans for yesterday’s opening day would remain essentially the same as those presented at the previous board meeting on Aug. 19.

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Despite heavy rain throughout much of the day from Tropical Storm Ida, Bedford Central School District’s superintendent of schools, Joel Adelberg, said the opening of district schools went smoothly on Wednesday, Sept. 1.

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Two weeks before the Bedford Central School District schools are set to open, the Board of Education on Wednesday defeated an initial proposal to require COVID-19 vaccinations for its employees. However, the board intends to reconsider the measure soon.

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Bedford Central School District schools are set to open for in-person instruction for the 2021-22 academic year on Sept. 1, Superintendent of Schools Joel Adelberg announced at the Wednesday, July 28, Board of Education meeting and in a letter to parents submitted the previous day.

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Given rapid advancements in battery technology and the trend toward electric vehicles, it appears inevitable that electric school buses will be coming to both local school districts. The only question is, when?

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Parents of students enrolled in special education in the Katonah-Lewisboro School District — particularly, those on the autistic spectrum — are keeping the pressure on administration and staff to change district policy where it concerns their children. 

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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.