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Rye City School District Board of Education Meeting Notes – 05/04/2010

Board of Education meetings can now be viewed via streaming video 2-3 days after each board meeting. Board of Education meetings are also on Cablevision channel 77 and Verizon Fios channel 40. See the meeting programming schedule.

A Summary of the 5/4/10 Rye City School District Board of Education Meeting 

Superintendent Report

At the beginning of every meeting, the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Shine, provides a report to the Board and community.  At this meeting Dr. Shine shared the following information: Rye High's Emma Tucci, co-captain of the varsity lacrosse team, who was selected as the Con Edison Athlete of the Week, and Milton's grade 2 biography unit culminating in students dressing as historical figures and presenting their work to their classmates. Mrs. Ridley's 2nd grade class Biography Tea was featured.
 
Status Report on College Placement 2010

Patricia Taylor, assistant principal for guidance at the high school, reported on college acceptances of the Class of 2010. Students have been admitted to some of the most highly competitive colleges:  5 to Yale; 3 to Harvard; 10 to Colgate; 4 to Dartmouth; 7 to Cornell; 5 to NYU; 9 to University of Delaware; 19 to University of Maryland; 5 to University of Michigan; 13 to Loyola. Other colleges include: Bowdoin, University of Chicago, MIT, Stanford, Northwesters, Vassar, Boston College, Boston University, Georgetown, Rhode Island School of Design, Middlebury, Duke and more.  Congratulations to all students who have been accepted at institutions across the country.

Official Budget Hearing

The Board held the Budget Hearing at last night's meeting and accepted comments and questions from the public.

The approved  budget for the 2010-2011 school year is $69,719,000,  a 1.30% increase from the 2009-2010 school budget.  The budget, which represents an estimated tax rate increase of 1.66%*, will be put to a public vote on May 18.  It represents the lowest tax rate increase in 18 years. 

On May 18, voters will also elect two members of the Board of Education.  Kendall Egan and Katy Keohane Glassberg are on the ballot. 

*This percentage will be finalized on 7/1/10 when the taxable assessments are established by the Rye City Assessor.

May 18 is the Budget Vote and Board of Education Election

Where to Vote

There is one polling place: Rye Middle School. Voting hours are 7:00 am to 9:00 pm.
 
Who May Vote

All Rye City School District residents who are registered voters are eligible to vote.  Registered voters must be, by law, 18 years of age, a United States citizen, and a resident of the Rye City School District for at least 30 days preceding May 18.  You may register up to the day of the election at the Board of Elections, 25 Quarropas Street, White Plains.
 
Absentee Ballots

If you are not in town during polling hours, you may vote by absentee ballot. Ballot applications are available on the district web site or at the District office.  An application must be filed before a ballot may be obtained.  Ballots must be returned no later than 5:00 pm on May 18 to be counted.

Next Meeting May 18, 2010 at 8:00 pm in the Rye Middle School Multipurpose Room.

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Board of Education meetings can now be viewed via streaming video 2-3 days after each board meeting. Board of Education meetings are also on Cablevision channel 77 and Verizon Fios channel 40. See the meeting programming schedule.

A Summary of the 5/4/10 Rye City School District Board of Education Meeting 

Superintendent Report

At the beginning of every meeting, the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Shine, provides a report to the Board and community.  At this meeting Dr. Shine shared the following information: Rye High's Emma Tucci, co-captain of the varsity lacrosse team, who was selected as the Con Edison Athlete of the Week, and Milton's grade 2 biography unit culminating in students dressing as historical figures and presenting their work to their classmates. Mrs. Ridley's 2nd grade class Biography Tea was featured.
 
Status Report on College Placement 2010

Patricia Taylor, assistant principal for guidance at the high school, reported on college acceptances of the Class of 2010. Students have been admitted to some of the most highly competitive colleges:  5 to Yale; 3 to Harvard; 10 to Colgate; 4 to Dartmouth; 7 to Cornell; 5 to NYU; 9 to University of Delaware; 19 to University of Maryland; 5 to University of Michigan; 13 to Loyola. Other colleges include: Bowdoin, University of Chicago, MIT, Stanford, Northwesters, Vassar, Boston College, Boston University, Georgetown, Rhode Island School of Design, Middlebury, Duke and more.  Congratulations to all students who have been accepted at institutions across the country.

Official Budget Hearing

The Board held the Budget Hearing at last night's meeting and accepted comments and questions from the public.

The approved  budget for the 2010-2011 school year is $69,719,000,  a 1.30% increase from the 2009-2010 school budget.  The budget, which represents an estimated tax rate increase of 1.66%*, will be put to a public vote on May 18.  It represents the lowest tax rate increase in 18 years. 

On May 18, voters will also elect two members of the Board of Education.  Kendall Egan and Katy Keohane Glassberg are on the ballot. 

*This percentage will be finalized on 7/1/10 when the taxable assessments are established by the Rye City Assessor.

May 18 is the Budget Vote and Board of Education Election

Where to Vote

There is one polling place: Rye Middle School. Voting hours are 7:00 am to 9:00 pm.
 
Who May Vote

All Rye City School District residents who are registered voters are eligible to vote.  Registered voters must be, by law, 18 years of age, a United States citizen, and a resident of the Rye City School District for at least 30 days preceding May 18.  You may register up to the day of the election at the Board of Elections, 25 Quarropas Street, White Plains.
 
Absentee Ballots

If you are not in town during polling hours, you may vote by absentee ballot. Ballot applications are available on the district web site or at the District office.  An application must be filed before a ballot may be obtained.  Ballots must be returned no later than 5:00 pm on May 18 to be counted.

Next Meeting May 18, 2010 at 8:00 pm in the Rye Middle School Multipurpose Room.