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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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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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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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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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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…

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Ahead of the holiday break, Bedford Central School District Superintendent Joel Adelberg informed community members that next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, December 21, 22 and 23, will be remote instructional days for all BCSD students in place of in-person instruction or hybrid instruction.

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Neither pandemic nor snowstorm could stop the Bedford Central School District leaders from conducting business this week. On Wednesday, Dec. 16, the Board of Education and community members viewed a presentation from green energy company Brightcore Energy about a proposed lease of approximat…

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The Westchester County health department’s warnings of a post-Thanksgiving virus surge have rung true in local schools, with the Bedford Central School District reporting 26 new cases since returning from last month’s holiday break Nov. 30.

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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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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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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 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 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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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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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.