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Board of Education News and Information

2013-14

Welcome to the Board of Education News and Information page. This is the place to come for the latest news affecting education in our nation, state and school district.
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News for Warwick residents during the 2013-14 school year:

Board of Education passes resolution authorizing Alternative Veterans Exemption

Feb. 25, 2014 - Under a new state law signed in December by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, school districts were given the ability to authorize partial school tax exemptions for military veterans. The state left it up to school boards whether or not to adopt resolutions to provide the exemptions. More

Board members vote to pursue rental agreement with Grace Community Church

Option allows for continued community use of building

Update: Jan. 14, 2014 – At the Board of Education meeting Mon. night, members voted in a straw poll to lease the Kings school building to Grace Community Church. Read more about the decision in an article from today's Times Herald Record.

Warwick Valley school board rejects sharing private student data

Read the Nov. 18 BOE Resolution regarding student data sharing (pdf)

Nov. 18, 2013 - Warwick Valley Central School District is among many school districts taking legal steps to avoid sharing private student information via Data Dashboard, New York State’s new data portal. The primary concern expressed by school administrators is protecting the privacy of students.
“We don’t think it’s relevant to share parents’ personal information or student discipline records,” explained Superintendent Dr. Bryant. “It has no relevance to academic data.” Read more

 

• October, 2013 - CWRA presentation

• October, 2013 - Standing room only at public hearing on DIRT Charter School

• September, 2013 - Introducing a new blog by members of Warwick's Board of Education

• August, 2012 - Appeal filed by Sussman, Kings parents denied by Education Commissioner

• August, 2012 - Homeowners must register to continue to receive STAR property tax exemption

• July, 2012 - Area school leaders receive eye-opening info on school enrollment