approve 2013-14 school budget
Schoharie Central School District residents approved a
$21,018,989 budget proposal for the 2013-14 school year on
May 21, with 334 voting "yes" and 211 voting "no," a
61.28 percentage of approval.
Voters also approved a bus purchase proposition,
with 325 voting "yes" and 215 voting "no," and a proposition to
renovate the district's bus garage, with 307 "yes" votes and
Three candidates for three open seats on the
Schoharie Board of Education were elected by voters. Marion Jaqueway
received 408 votes, Daniel Guasp received 344 votes and and Terry Burton
received 416 votes.
The school budget, which is 2.88 percent more than the
2012-13 school budget, reflects restoration of certain programs and
services initially considered for reduction. Those changes were made
largely in response to community feedback on local educational
priorities. The budget results
in a $258,644 or 2.88 percent increase in the school tax levy, below the
3.75 percent maximum allowed for the district to secure budget
approval with a simple majority vote of 50 percent plus one.
School tax rates, which are the amount of tax
property owners pay per $1,000 of assessed value, will be determined in
August after the district receives town property assessments and state
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Elementary School Nurse Sherry Roy is NYS "School
Nurse of the Year"
Schoharie Elementary School Nurse Sherry Roy was recently selected as
“School Nurse of the Year” for the Capital Region (Zone 7) by the
New York State Association of School Nurses (NYSASN).
“Sherry has been serving the medical and emotional needs of our
school children for over sixteen years and has always done so in a very
personable, professional and incredibly caring manner,”
said Superintendent Brian Sherman.
“It was a marvelous surprise to learn that the Association went above
and beyond in awarding Sherry “School Nurse of the Year.”
Sitting pretty in Schoharie
Students worked with Schoharie Jr./Sr. High School art teacher Leah
Schaefer to paint two thematic benches for campus.
FFA team is 4th of 246 high schools in the nation in
cow judging; Dave Marbot is 2nd in nation in ag instructors
Schoharie Valley FFA members placed fourth in the
nation out of 246 high school FFA teams in the annual Hoard's Dairyman
Cow Judging Contest. Entries came from 49 states, Canada and nine
foreign countries and included 18,890 contestants. Agriculture teacher
David Marbot placed second in the nation in the Agricultural Instructors
Division, which had 212 contestants.
Mr. Marbot (center of photo during Agriculture Day 2013)
is ranked second in the nation in the FFA Agricultural Instructors
VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY FROM AG DAY
Congratulations 2013 science/math summer camp
Five Schoharie middle school students have been accepted into
academically competitive summer science and math camp programs at local
The students and the programs they will attend this summer are:
Jayla Bell — RPI Exxon-Mobil Bernard Harris Summer
Science Camp (scholarship recipient)
Lily Caza, Jessica Jacqueway, Emma Touchette and
Claire Williams — Clarkson University Horizons Program (female
participants must have an academic average of 90 or better and a high
interest in math and science to be considered for this camp)
In the photo (left to right): Jayla Bell, Lily Caza, Claire
Williams, Emma Touchette and Jessica Jacqueway.
Jr./Sr. HS Librarian Marion Burghart to research NYS
Shakers this summer
Congratulations to Jr./Sr. High School Librarian
Marion Burghart, who will participate as a “summer scholar” in Heaven
on Earth: Shakers, Religious Revival and Social Reform in America,
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Landmarks of American
History and Culture Workshop for School Teachers.
Read the latest pupdates from Buckles, our school's social
therapeutic classroom assistance dog,
webpage. Buckles was awarded to Schoharie for
receiving the most votes in the 2012 Samsung Solve for Tomorrow grant
Is Tools for Schools on your grocery list?
Earn free educational equipment and materials for
SCS students through Price Chopper's
Tools for Schools program.
In the media
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school in the news!
"Schools look to have aid restored" (pdf) Daily Gazette
"Wellman’s words win again: Schoharie Central senior advances in
American Legion Oratorical Contest" (pdf) Times Journal
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