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The Board of Education appointed a new assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction for Bedford Central School District this week, and community members will recognize her as a familiar face. She is Amy Beth Fishkin, who has served as the principal of Pound Ridge Elementary School …

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On Monday, Nov. 9, Superintendent of Schools Joel Adelberg and Fox Lane Middle School Principal Susan Ostrofsky sent out a letter informing the BCSD community that FLMS would switch to remote-learning for the remainder of this past week.

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The Board of Education in Bedford Central School District this week clarified remarks made during a discussion last month about the possibility of offering a remote learning period around the holiday season.

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A positive COVID-19 test resulted in the closure of John Jay High School for one day this week and led to 150 individuals being quarantined. A second positive test for a member of the JJHS community later in the week did not have any such effects.

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With an eye on nationwide spikes in COVID-19, the Board of Education is considering preemptively closing schools in Bedford Central School District from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day. Instruction during this time period would continue remotely for all students, grades K-12.

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Bedford 2030 is launching its sixth annual Greenlight Awards. The Greenlight Award program is for high school students, who pitch a “Big Green Idea” to address climate change in their communities. Students can either propose advocacy projects, focusing on things like education and community …

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At least two topics are sure to be raised at the Board of Education meetings lately — coronavirus and the now-infamous comments made by board member Jessica Cambareri. This week’s meeting on Wednesday began with the former.

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As a junior at Fox Lane High School last year, John Ronel imagined his final year in the Bedford Central School District would be jam-packed with long school days, senior activities, sports, social events and college prep. But in the wake of the pandemic, most of those events have been cance…

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The Sept. 24 meeting of the Katonah-Lewisboro Board of Education was dominated by discussion of a plan to do away with Junior Varsity sports for the fall semester. That plan had first been presented to the board Sept. 10.

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The Bedford Central Special Education Department last week took its turn to address parents reopening concerns in a series of town halls. Director Deborah Dormady assured community members on Monday, Aug. 24 that her department was working tirelessly to deliver the same caliber of education …

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The Katonah-Lewisboro School District recently held three online community meetings  to answer questions regarding plans for school reopening. The sessions were a requirement set forth by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in giving permission for schools to reopen.

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When students finally return to John Jay High School’s campus next month, something will be noticeably missing from the walls sporting the purple-and-white school colors: Native American headdresses, arrowheads and any other reference to the school’s controversial, longtime Indians mascot.

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The Bedford Central School District released its highly anticipated reopening plans this week and unveiled another questionnaire to gauge parent’s comfort levels sending their children to school this fall. 

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Preparing for reopening in some capacity this fall, 12 school districts within the Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES region are asking community stakeholders what they believe is most important to consider for re-entry. The Katonah-Lewisboro School District and Bedford Central School Distric…

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Prior to the school’s June 23 drive-in style graduation ceremony, John Jay Principal Steven Siciliano sent a letter to senior class families. In it, he gave a thorough rundown of required safety procedures at commencement, including how students and their families should position their cars …

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In the wake of the murder of George Floyd, a group named John Jay United For Racial Justice formed on Facebook and acquired 652 members in a little over a week. John Jay alumnus, Jeremy Zitomer, who graduated from the school in 2011, said he formed the group after an initial post on his own …

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The race for open seats on the Board of Education in Bedford Central School District has been unusually quiet this year for several reasons. Due to COVID-19, it has been void of the meet-and-greet events and door-to-door campaigning that usually accompany an election. It is also an uncontest…

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Fox Lane High School announced Kenneth G. Poor, above, as valedictorian and Valeriy A. Donchev as salutatorian, respectively, of the 2020 graduating class. Both students participated on Fox Lane’s Science Olympiad team. Kenneth will attend Princeton University in the fall and Valeriy will at…

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Two trustee terms on the Katonah-Lewisboro Board of Education are expiring this year, those of Scott Posner and Dr. William Rifkin. Without any fanfare, a three-way race has emerged for the two seats, between an incumbent and two newcomers.

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A group of residents in the Bedford Central School District are continuing their opposition to the Board of Education’s recently adopted budget for the 2020-21 school year.

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Although taking place under different circumstances, the annual school board election for Bedford Central School District is rapidly approaching. Instead of being held this past week as originally planned, all school board elections and budget votes will take place Tuesday, June 9, pursuant …

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The class of 2020 high school seniors can expect a very different commencement ceremony this year, one resembling a drive-in movie theater experience that maybe they’ve only seen in the movies. On Monday, John Jay High School and Fox Lane High School announced modified graduation ceremonies …

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The Pound Ridge Elementary School community celebrated teacher appreciation week with a little creativity. The Parent Teacher Association organized a Chalk the Walk event at PRES last week, where families signed up to chalk a square of the sidewalk for a specific teacher or staff member, all…

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Closing out weeks of late night budget discussions, the Bedford Central School District Board of Education unanimously adopted a proposed 2020-21 budget of $139,737,083 this week. Approval of the budget was bittersweet for board members, who expressed their discontent with the severe budgeta…

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School officials in New York collectively breathed a sigh of relief this week after receiving long-awaited instructions from the governor’s office on when and how to conduct this year’s budget vote and board of education elections.