Interested in being a substitute teacher at Schodack schools? Please call the district office at 732-2297, option 1. You do not need to be a certified teacher to be a substitute teacher. If you are a college student pursuing an education degree you can gain classroom experience. If you’re just looking to make a difference in a young person’s life, you can do it just one day. Applications and more information are available on our employment webpage… Posted 3/019/15.
Interested in running for the Board of Education? A petition and a brochure are available here... Petitions must be submitted to the district office with at least 25 signatures by Monday, Apr. 20 at 5:00 p.m. Three Board of Education seats will be on the ballot for the May 19 community vote. Posted 3/17/15.
Parents of children who will attend kindergarten at Castleton Elementary School in the fall are encouraged to register them now. Orientations will be held in April and May; parents need to have registered their kindergarteners prior to attend the orientations. Registration information and forms are available here... Posted 3/05/15.
Update on District's Budget Process for Next School Year
The district would like to provide our community with an update on the budget process. “We don’t have as many details as previous years because New York State is withholding state aid estimates for school districts until a state budget is passed,” explained Superintendent Bob Horan. “But we would like to share some overall budget parameters with our community. We will have more details as we get into March and April and we’ll make sure to keep our community informed.” Mr. Horan mentioned the following points about the 2015-16 school budget: Posted 2/27/15.
- The budget will require no cuts to student programs.
- The budget will require no employee layoffs.
- The district expects to stay within New York State’s property tax cap.
- The district expects to again meet the criteria for New York State’s efficiency grant program. That would mean any increase in school taxes for 2015-16 would be reimbursed by New York State.