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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.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s announcement last week that all schools and colleges in the state will remain closed for the rest of the academic year was bittersweet, if not unexpected. While it cleared up uncertainty around instruction, the news also dashed any hopes of a return to normalcy for studen…

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The Bedford Central School District Board of Education continued discussing the budget and potential impacts from the COVID-19 outbreak Wednesday during a virtual meeting. The virus has effectively unraveled Superintendent Joel Adelberg’s original budget of $142,255,421 proposed last month. …

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Superintendent Andrew Selesnick announced changes to his proposed 2020-21 budget at a virtual Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, although there is still no date when the board anticipates it might adopt the budget.

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On Wednesday, responding to heightened concerns over group gatherings, Superintendent Andrew Selesnick announced the closing of the facilities at John Jay middle and high school campuses. Entrances to the campus are also closed.

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The Katonah-Lewisboro Board of Education devoted most of its April 2 meeting, conducted via Zoom, to the topic of how to teach through distance learning. It featured a presentation by Mary Ford, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction.

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The Bedford Central School District Board of Education discussed the superintendent’s proposed budget for the 2020-21 school year in more detail during its second virtual board meeting on Wednesday. However, just one week after Interim Superintendent Joel Adelberg presented the proposed $142…

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At the March 12 Board of Education meeting, superintendent Andrew Selesnick revealed several expense items would result in the proposed 2020-21 budget rising $500,000 more than originally stated. These included estimates for the renovation of the John Jay High School auditorium, the JJHS gym…

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Due to the ongoing threat of COVID-19, the Bedford Central School District has closed all school buildings through at least Friday, April 3. The central administration building will be closed for two weeks, through Wednesday, April 1.

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Bedford Central School District Acting Superintendent Joel Adelberg has proposed a budget of $142,255,421 for the 2020-21 school year. The total represents a projected 2.67%, or $3,798,219 increase over the current year.

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Members of the Bedford Central School District are resting a little easier after educational consulting firm, Interactive Inc., presented its final Long-Range Facilities Plan recommendations to the Board of Education on March 3. This penultimate report caps a year of discussions, research an…

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John Jay High School turned into a conference center on Feb. 18, but instead of teens milling in and out of the classrooms, Katonah-Lewisboro’s teachers and administrators filled them for a day of professional learning. In sessions led by in-house experts as well as a few outside thought lea…

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Research on climate change by Ashley Stagnari, a senior at John Jay High School, won first place in the earth and environmental science category of the Westchester-Rockland Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, held Feb. 8 at the John Jay campus. She will present her research at the Upsta…

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Members of the Bedford Central School District are resting a little easier after educational consulting firm, Interactive Inc., presented its final Long-Range Facilities Plan recommendations to the Board of Education on March 3. This penultimate report caps a year of discussions, research an…

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John Jay High School senior, Cat Curry, is constantly on the go, whether teaching at an after-school program at Increase Miller Elementary School, running the Bedford Audubon’s Teen Council, which she founded, or serving as a lab assistant for her AP environmental science teacher. Wherever s…

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The proposed 2020-21 Katonah-Lewisboro School District budget, introduced by Superintendent Andrew Selesnick last week, will represent a projected 0.73% increase over the current year, the smallest in four years. The majority of the proposed increase would be funded by revenues other than pr…