Board of Education approves proposed 2019-20 budget

The Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Board of Education approved the proposed 2019-20 spending plan at their April 17 board of education meeting. Residents will vote on the proposed $48,062,317 budget on Tuesday, May 21. Under the proposal, spending would increase by $323,952, or 0.68% from the current year. The proposed budget carries a 2.75% tax levy increase which …

Aquatics Center to reopen April 22

The RCS Aquatics Center will be operating on our regular schedule beginning Monday, April 22. The pool was closed due to concerns over the presence of low-level electrical voltage in pool area. School officials immediately closed the pool and the district began working with an electrician, a third-party electrical engineer and National Grid to identify and …

Two seniors honored with leadership awards

Samantha Baker and Christopher Miller were selected by their high school physical education teachers to receive recognition at the NYSAHPERD Secondary Leadership Awards Banquet. Baker and Miller were nominated for demonstrating a high level of physical performance in PE class, high scholastic achievement, exceptional leadership qualities and outstanding service to the school or town community. …

A.W. Becker wins grant, students can bowl free this summer

In hopes of allowing her students to participate in some alternative extracurricular opportunities during the summer, A.W. Becker Principal Debra Neubart applied to the Kids Bowl Free Program at Del Lanes in Delmar. Months later Neubart received a surprise phone call from the organization informing her that the school was chosen to receive $1,000 grant …

Three RCS students chosen to perform with prestigious area ensemble

Three RCS High School students performed in concert with the area’s most prestigious professional wind and percussion ensemble, the Capital Region Wind Ensemble. On Sunday, March, 24, senior Kaylee Eacho (flute) and sophomores Jared Lamson (clarinet) and Tyler Levine (trumpet) took to the stage in the Carl Taylor Auditorium of Schenectady County Community College to …

Budget update: Plans for 2019-20 start taking shape

During various budget presentations to the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Board of Education (BOE), district officials have identified many programmatic and fiscal targets for the 2019-20 school year and beyond. At the April 2 BOE meeting, school leaders will outline a full draft budget for the next year. The proposals in the budget are guided by the five-year …

District hopes to reopen pool soon

On March 11, Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk School District staff were made aware of concerns over the presence of low-level electrical voltage in pool area. School officials immediately closed the pool and the district began working with an electrician, a third-party electrical engineer and National Grid to identify and correct any issues. Although National Grid found no measurable …

Craft fair to benefit RCS Middle School activities

The newly formed RCS Middle School PTSO (Parent Teacher Student Organization) is excited to announce their first big fundraiser. The group will be hosting a Craft & Vendor Fair, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 7. There will be close to 50 vendors, face painting, the Easter bunny, concession stand and a young …

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