The Board of Education adopted a 2017-18 school budget on Apr. 11 which requires no cuts to programs or staffing and is below New York's Property Tax Cap. The $23,049,965 budget requires a 2.94% tax levy increase. The community budget vote is Tuesday, May 16. A budget newsletter with details will be mailed in early May. BOE presentation. Posted 4/12/17.
Kiwanis Chicken BBQ - Sunday, Apr. 30
Kiwanis will hold its last chicken barbecue of the year on Sunday, Apr. 30 from noon to 4:00 p.m. at the Castleton Firehouse on Green Avenue. Cost is $10 and includes half a chicken, coleslaw, and a baked potato. Pre-order by calling 732-7240. Walk-ins are also welcome. Posted 4/26/17.
Schodack CSD will administer the NYS Gr. 3-8 Math Assessments on May 2 - 4. We encourage parents to allow their children to take the tests because the results help us improve the education we provide and is useful practice for future tests such as Regents Exams. A parent letter and FAQ with more info is available here. Posted 4/28/17.
The 4th Annual Wildcat Marathon, a fun way for anyone to walk or run a marathon, is taking place again this spring. Individuals simply walk or run 25 miles between now and June 2. The community will then come together on Friday, June 2 at 6:00 p.m. at Maple Hill Middle School to walk or run the final 1.2 miles. Food, games and prizes will also be available on June 2. More info. To volunteer, please contact Kolby Flach or Amy Hirschoff. Posted 4/12/17.
Schodack CSD mailed a newsletter to our community on Apr. 7 including an update about the Capital Project and stories about what our students are learning. Read it here. Posted 4/07/17.
The one-page 2017-18 school year calendar is available here. Posted 3/31/17.
The Board of Education named Jason Chevrier the next school superintendent on March 8. He is expected to start July 1. "I am truly honored," said Mr. Chevrier. "We have such talented faculty and staff who take good care of our kids. We've got a wonderful community that is so supportive of our schools. I look forward to continuing to help make sure our students have the best education possible." Read more. Posted 3/09/17.
Maple Hill High School had a graduation rate of 99% in 2016, the highest in the Capital Region according to figures released by the NYS Dept. of Education on Feb. 10. More than half (51%) of graduates received an Advanced Regents Diploma. "Congratulations to the administration, faculty and staff for making Schodack Schools one of the highest performing school districts in the Capital Region and State," said Interim Superintendent Lee Bordick. Posted 2/10/17.