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BOE adopts 2015-16 tax rates - in line with May projection
The tax bill for a typical homeowner with a $150,000 assessment will
be $46.50 per year - or $3.87 per month - higher when they pay their
school tax bill in September.
The Board of Education has approved 2015-16
school tax rates which show a 1.64 percent rate increase in the
towns of Bethlehem, Coeymans and New Scotland. Homeowners in New
Baltimore, which has a lower state equalization rate, will pay an
additional 0.97 percent in taxes in the coming school year.
Those final figures are before savings from the
state's School Tax Relief (STAR) program are factored into the final calculation.
In addition, because RCS stayed below it's state-mandated tax levy cap,
homeowners will also be eligible for the state's rebate program. Checks are
expected to be mailed directly to homeowners this fall.
calendar off to the printer
The school district's 2015-16 calendar - which lists all of the
activities happening at the schools and throughout the school
district in the upcoming school year - has been sent to print.
It will be mailed to homes by the end of August.
a sneak peek here]
Herbicide to be applied to the high school football/soccer field
It is expected that on Friday, July 31, an herbicide will be applied
to the high school football/soccer field. The purpose is to
re-establish a healthy, dense grass surface for the safety of
student-athletes. Proper notice will be given to parents, students,
staff, neighbors and those individuals who have previously requested
the notice here - PDF]
reappointed to a one-year term as interim business administrator at RCS
Stephen Meier, who has been the RCS business
administrator since Sept. 30, 2013, has been reappointed a third time as the
interim business administrator for the school district.
The vote was unanimous. Board members Teddy
Reville and Tina Furst-Hotaling were absent.
His per-diem salary is
$550 with no benefits.
Swimming pool closed for repairs
The high school swimming pool will be closed until further notice
signs three-year contract with Robert K. Libby as superintendent
The Board of Education will sign a three-year contract with Robert K. Libby
as RCS superintendent, a month after naming him as interim superintendent.
His contract was unanimously approved by the Board of Education
tonight during the board's re-organizational meeting. Member William
McFerran was absent.
Before retiring in April, he served as superintendent of the Cohoes
School District for seven years. Before that, he was the Cohoes
assistant superintendent for business and operations for 15 years.
James Latter and Teddy Reville re-elected as BOE president,
James Latter, first elected as president of the Board of Education in
July 2013, was re-elected to a third term as board president on Tuesday,
July 1, during the annual reorganizational meeting.
Edward "Teddy" Reville was elected to a second term as vice
The morning of June 27, in bittersweet fashion, we said goodbye to another senior class. Please join us in wishing the Class of 2015 our most heartfelt congratulations and best wishes as they venture into the beginning of their bright futures. We are so proud and we'll miss seeing you in our halls!