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News for Warwick residents during the 2013-14 school year:
Board of Education will not pursue cell tower in Pine Island
June 27 2014 - After some discussions about the placement of a cell tower on the property of the former Pine Island Elementary School, the Warwick Valley Central School District Board of Education has decided not to move forward on the initiative. With no interest on the part of the Board, the item will not appear on any future Board of Education agenda for action.
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.
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
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.”
• 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