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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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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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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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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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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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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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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…