The district has made changes to its conceptual design for the Capital Project after discussing its proposal with the State Education Department. The district originally proposed a 13,000-square-foot-addition on the back of the High School. However, the district decided instead to bump out some smaller classrooms by a total of approximately 5,800-square-feet to make them larger. The change reduces the cost of the Capital Project and ensures the district receives 76.6% state aid. "The new building design doesn't change our focus. We still are able to meet our goals," said Superintendent Bob Horan. "We still will have a school-within-a-school that will provide 7th and 8th graders with their own learning community and improve our science, art and music classrooms for students grades 7-12." Read more... Posted 9/29/14.
The MHS Student Council is organizing a Whipping Childhood Cancer event on Friday, Oct. 10 to help raise money for childhood cancer research. Students, faculty, staff and community members can donate money to nominate teachers or students to receive a plate of whipped cream in the face during the school pep rally. To donate, visit this website and specify the person you would like to nominate at the bottom of the webpage by clicking the “in honor or memory” section. Posted 9/22/14.
The 2014-15 district calendar is available to download as a pdf... As in past years, the district will not be mailing the calendar to save on printing and mailing costs. If you do not have the ability to print the calendar, please visit the district office where we will print one for you. Posted 8/15/14.
Interested in taking a yoga class, learning how to play guitar or practicing cake decorating with your child? Register now for one of our more than dozen Continuing Education classes offered in Schodack schools. Please note, Continuing Education is a self-funded program. Posted 9/04/14.
The town of Schodack completed a town-wide assessment improvement project over the past few months that lowered home assessed values for many properties. As a result, homeowners will notice the tax rate has increased. However, the change in tax rate should not impact the total school taxes individuals pay. “When assessments are lowered, it impacts the tax rate,” said Monica Kim, Director of Business Support Services. “It’s important for homeowners to compare how much they paid in taxes from the previous year, not the rate.” Read more… Posted 8/15/14.
Question about your school tax bill? Check our School Taxes Question and Answer webpage... Posted 8/18/14.
This fall, homeowners in Schodack CSD who qualify for New York’s STAR exemption will receive an additional state rebate check. The rebate is part of the Property Tax Freeze Credit Program created as part of this year’s New York State budget agreement. Qualified homeowners will receive the rebate because Schodack CSD’s proposed 2014-15 budget is within the state’s property tax cap. The rebate check will come from the state, not the district. A fact sheet with more information is available... Posted 8/05/14.