Board of Education recognizes staff for recent honors

June 20, 2019 The Board of Education held a reception before its meeting on June 19 to celebrate faculty members on recent honors awarded. The following staff were recognized: Nicole Cataldo, CHapter F “Psychologist of the Year” Award for New York State. Elizabeth Hanan, 2019 Administrator of the Year Award by School Library System. Nancy …

Board of Education recognizes retiring staff

June 20, 2019 The Board of Education held a reception before its meeting on June 19 to recognize faculty members on their upcoming retirements. The following faculty were recognized for their retirements: Kathleen Baker, Thomas Bower, Kim Brumley, JoMarie DiTata, Dr. Michele Downing, Sharon Flichtbeil, Amanda Genzer, Dr. Lester Giron, Douglas Kaufman, Patrick Liverio, Jeannette …

Board of Education recognizes staff for receiving tenure

June 20, 2019 The Board of Education held a reception before its meeting on June 19 to recognize faculty members who will receive tenure in September. Teachers receiving tenure are Gina Bikowicz, Cody Chamberlin, Marlene Mitaly, Kelly Reed, Stephanie Weick, and Aimee Yorke. Congratulations to all!

GASD Board of Education appoints New School Business Official

June 12, 2019 The Greater Amsterdam School District (GASD) Board of Education announced today the appointment of Colleen DiCaprio as School Business Official for the district. DiCaprio comes to GASD with nearly two decades of finance and management experience – most recently serving as State Aid Specialist for Questar III BOCES.  In her role, she …

Amsterdam voters approve $77.20 million budget; elect board members

On May 21, Greater Amsterdam School District voters approved the district’s $77.20 million 2019-20 budget proposal and elected three Board of Education members. Voters approved: A $77,202,687 budget for the 2019-20 school year that increases spending 5.87 percent ($4,283,863), and includes no property tax levy increase: 404 to 126. Voters also elected three members to …

Be aware of the “Momo Challenge”

Feb. 8, 2019 We have recently become aware of a social media challenge targeting children and young adults called the “Momo Challenge,” which has created concern throughout the country due to its disturbing nature. The “Momo Challenge” can be found on WhatsApp (a free smartphone messaging application) and on Facebook. This “challenge” involves a frightening …

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