SCS calls on state lawmakers to end the GEA
Schoharie's Board of Education passed a resolution
and Superintendent Brian D. Sherman has called uopn state lawmakers
calling for an end to the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA), which has
reduced state aid to the district by more than $7.3 million since its
inception in 2010, including a loss of more than $1.2 million in aid for
READ THE LETTER AND RESOLUTION (PDF)
To learn more about the GEA,
VIEW A SHORT VIDEO about what the GEA is and how it impacts public schools across
Calendar note: The community budget forum tentatively scheduled
for March 12 will not be held.
Caza selected for State Junior High Honor Band
Schoharie seventh grade student Lily Caza has been
selected for the New York State Band Directors Association (NYSBDA)
Junior High Honor Band. She will perform during NYSBDA's March 7-9
symposium in Liverpool, N.Y.
Caza, who plays trumpet, was selected by audition
and recommendation for the group comprised of the state's top musicians.
Tentative Budget presented Feb. 26
Schoharie Central's $21,693,185 Tentative Budget for 2014-15, which
was presented at the Feb. 26 Board of Education meeting, would
increase appropriations over the current year's budget by $674,196.
State aid and other revenues would increase by $198,860. The
tentative tax levy change, which falls within the tax levy limit,
would be $234,090. The resulting budget gap of $241,246 will require
reductions and/or additional allocation of available fund balance if
additional state aid is not provided by the Legislature and
The Tentative Budget appropriations are $186,416 more than the
Preliminary (modified rollover) Budget discussed during the Feb. 12
community budget forum, due to additional funding requests under
consideration for JV athletics, club advisors, teacher salaries,
additional PE instruction, computer purchases through BOCES, an aide
for the elementary computer lab, grounds maintenance and track
Distance Learning technology widens opportunities
Veterinary Science, taught by Dave Marbot at SCS, is
just one of a number of courses, including Virtual Advanced Placement
classes, available to students at multiple schools thanks to distance
learning (DL) technology. SCS was featured as a DL leader in a
NERIC website article.
and winter sports teams, athletes
This past fall and winter, many of Schoharie's sport
teams and athletes earned distinction for their athleticism, as well as
their academic accomplishments.
READ ABOUT FALL 2013 ATHLETE AND TEAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS
READ ABOUT WINTER 2014 ATHLETE AND TEAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS
tickets are going fast
Tickets for SCS' next high school musical "Shrek,"
to be presented Mar. 14-16, are going fast. Contact Pam Guest at
Learning takes on Olympic proportions as
elementary students celebrate their world
The 2014 Olympics weren't limited to Sochi, Russia. A capacity
crowd of students, families and staff filled the high school gym on Feb.
6 as Schoharie Elementary students held their own Opening Ceremonies,
complete with flags, costumes, orchestra, speeches and the singing of
the Russian national anthem, in Russian.
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MORE PHOTOS AND RESULTS ON THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL HOMEPAGE
Speak out for schools with this useful letter
Special thanks to Schoharie School District
resident and concerned citizen Kimberlee Culver for penning a letter
others can use to write to local lawmakers.
latest pupdates from Buckles,
SCS's social therapeutic classroom assistance dog. Buckles was awarded to Schoharie for
receiving the most votes in the 2012 Samsung Solve for Tomorrow grant
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