April 21, 2017
MCS Board of
Education adopts proposed 2017-18 budget
The Middleburgh Central School District Board of Education
voted April 19 to adopt a proposed $21,784,576
budget for the 2017-18 school year. The proposed budget, which
preserves all existing student programming and staffing,
increases spending by $499,406 (or 2.35 percent) over the school
year and carries a tax levy increase of $145,077 (or 1.52
percent). District residents will head to the polls on Tuesday, May 16,
to vote on the proposed budget. A public hearing on the proposed
budget will be held at 6 p.m., Wednesday, May 3, in the Jr./Sr.
High School Library Information Center.
Read more about the proposed budget.
April 20, 2017
make-up days added to district calendar
School attendance is both a right and a
responsibility for students. The
Middleburgh School District actively
partners with students and families to
ensure that all students meet or exceed
state-mandated learning standards.
Consistent school attendance, academic
success and school completion have a
positive correlation, and to best serve
the needs of our students, the district
has added two additional attendance
make-up days to the calendar.
Our final two attendance make-up
days will be April 29 and May 13
(Saturdays) from 8 to 10 a.m. in the
Jr./Sr. High School.
April 18, 2017
2017-18 Board of Education candidate
On the day of
this year's budget vote (May 16), voters will elect one candidate to the Board of
Education to fill one expiring term. The
incumbent, Ernest W. Kuehl, Jr. is running unopposed, and his
submitted profile can be found online. The three-year term
commences in July. Read
Mr. Kuehl's full candidate profile.
April 14, 2017
announces new administrative changes,
The Middleburgh Central School District
administration will be moving forward with a few changes in its
administrative team in preparation for the 2017-18 school year. Michael Teator, who currently serves as
co-principal at Middleburgh Junior/Senior High School, will fill
the principal position at Middleburgh Elementary School – a
position the district has sought to fill after interim principal
Amy Tubbs’ work at the school comes to a close at the end of
the 2016-17 year. Lori Petrosino will remain in her position
at Middleburgh Jr./Sr. High School and will become the sole
principal for the school.
Read more about these administrative changes.
April 14, 2017
accepting registrations for pre-K
Central School District is currently accepting
registrations for its universal prekindergarten programs.
Students who will be three or four years old by December 1, 2017
are eligible for enrollment. Interested parents can
download a registration packet (PDF) and submit it to
Middleburgh Elementary School. The
deadline for registration is May 1,
2017. Please call the elementary school
at (518) 827-3677 with any questions.
April 13, 2017
budget includes $1.1 billion education
funding increase, preserves Foundation
On Sunday, April 9, New York lawmakers
approved a 2017-18 state budget that calls for an overall
increase in education funding of $1.1 billion, or 4.4 percent.
Lawmakers enacted the budget nine days
after the April 1 state budget deadline,
providing school district leaders with
critical state aid information as they
finalize school budget proposals for the
2017-18 school year.
Read more about the approved state
April 11, 2017
animal handling skills make Marilyn
Hanley a top competitor
MCS senior Marilyn Hanley came home with
plenty of accomplishments following
multiple competitions last week. Marilyn
secured a strong fourth-place rank in
the Future Business Leaders of America
(FBLA) State Leadership Conference with
a score that qualified her for the
national competition in California, and
in the same week, she brought home the
title of Junior Champion from the New
York Spring Junior Holstein Show.
Read more about Marilyn's achievements.
April 4, 2017
poems featured in national magazine over
Members of Dr. Deborah Herodes's poetry class have been
honored for their poetric prowess throughout the 2016-17 school year --
marking a total of 22 published poems featured in Teen Ink, a
national writing magazine celebrating the literary
accomplishments of students across the country.
Read more about the students' creative
March 31, 2017
regarding April 19, 20 from the
A letter was sent home with students on March 31
from Superintendent Michele R. Weaver that provided more
information about the recent change in the Middleburgh Central
School District academic calendar that involved making April 19
and 20 regular school days to make up for a shortfall in
instructional time. Read the letter online.
March 28, 2017
need to know about the grades 3-8 NYS
As the spring testing season approaches, New York state
education leaders are reminding families about a series of
changes to the state’s English language arts (ELA) and math
exams for grades 3-8. The changes, first introduced in 2016,
involve how the tests are created and how the results are used,
while others impact the testing experience for students.
Read more about these exams taken by
students in March and May across New
March 24, 2017
calendar change: April 19 and 20 will be
full days for students
In light of
this season's severe winter weather, the
MCS Board of Education has approved the
addition of two full days to the 2016-17
academic calendar in order to make up
for a shortfall in instructional time.
Wednesday, April 19, and Thursday, April
20 -- originally days designated part of
April's spring recess -- will now be
regular, full-attendance days for
students and staff.
Please read the letter from
Superintendent Michele Weaver for full
March 21, 2017
celebrated at Winter Sports Awards Night
Several MCS students were celebrated at the district's Winter
Sports Awards Night last Friday, March 17, for their excellence
and achievements as student-athletes.
View the full list of students awarded