Board of Education President Dr. Nellie Bush receives honor from New York State Assembly

Amsterdam Board of Education President Dr. Nellie Bush has been named a New York State Assembly Women of Distinction Honoree. Dr. Bush was chosen by Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara as part of a select group of women who represent the qualities of leadership and dedication to their community.  Many of the honorees have overcome battles, given …

Amsterdam voters approve sale of former Bacon Elementary

Greater Amsterdam School District voters approved the district’s proposition to sell the 20.4-acre property at 40 Henrietta Blvd. (formerly Clara S. Bacon Elementary School) for no less than $224,000. The proposition covered the proposed sale and price, but not the prospective buyer. Residents approved the sale of the school by a vote of 201-41 or …

District Seeks Community Input for New Superintendent Search

The Greater Amsterdam School District is seeking community input via an online survey as it begins its search for a new superintendent of schools.  The brief, anonymous survey seeks feedback regarding the characteristics and personal attributes desired of the next superintendent and what opportunities and challenges they will face. The survey, which will be open …

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 …

BOE Audit Committee to meet Monday

Oct. 5, 2018 The GASD Board of Education Audit Committee will hold a meeting at 5:45 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15 in the B-Lecture Room of the Amsterdam High School.  The District’s external auditors, West and Co., will present their final report to the committee. A special Board of Education meeting will follow at 6:15 p.m. in the …

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