New traffic pattern for RCS School Budget Vote

We are asking voters in the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk School District to follow a new traffic pattern this year for the annual school budget vote on Tuesday, May 21 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Similar to last year, the budget vote will take place in the new high school gymnasium at the rear of the school. …

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 …

Candidates running for Board of Education

Four candidates are running to fill three spots on the RCS Board of Education. Successful candidates will serve on the board for three years. The candidates, listed below in alphabetical order, were asked to supply profile information. RCS residents will cast their vote for the three new board members on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 during …

Budget Hearing and Meet the Candidates Night – May 7

Budget Hearing The budget hearing for the 2019-20 Ravena-Coeymas-Selkirk school budget will be held on Tuesday, May 7 in the RCS High School library at 6:30 p.m. During the hearing, district administrators will present the proposed three part budget. Click here to read more about the proposed 2019-20 budget. Meet the Candidates Four candidates running …

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┬áconcerns 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 …

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