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WEBUTUCK— Come Tuesday, May 15, voters will cast their ballots not only for the 2018-19 school budget and a bus purchase proposition, but also for two members on the Webutuck Board of Education (BOE).

For this year’s election, there are two available seats, each with a three-year term starting Sunday, July 1 through June 30, 2021. The polls will be open from noon to 9 p.m. in the high school gymnasium on Tuesday, May 15.

Rick Keller-Coffey

In addition to his three years on the Webutuck BOE, incumbent Rick Keller-Coffey’s experience...

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Webutuck students weigh in on gender neutral graduation robes

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WEBUTUCK— In keeping with the North East (Webutuck) Central School District’s tradition of gender-specific green and white graduation robes, members of the Webutuck High School (WHS) Class of 2018 petitioned last month to revert to the time-honored colors after graduates, both boys and girls, wore only green last year. 

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Webutuck Board of Ed: One-bell discussion moves forward

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WEBUTUCK — The subject of initiating a one-bell system at Webutuck Central School District was raised again at the Board of Education’s (BOE) first meeting of 2018 on Monday, Jan. 8. All BOE members were in attendance.
Under the meeting’s presentation section, Superintendent Ray Castellani gave an update on where the proposed one-bell system stood in terms of its adoption at Webutuck.
“I don’t think we’re ready for the decision right now,” Castellani said.

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$10K raised for Webutuck music department expansion

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WEBUTUCK — As a result of fundraising efforts, the North East (Webutuck) Central School District’s Music Department is now able to offer more opportunities to its students.
Run by Webutuck teachers Jay Bradley and Eric Wiener, the department currently offers a performing ensemble program for students in grades four through 12, including band and chorus at the elementary, middle  and high schools. 
Currently, all students from kindergarten to sixth grade participate in a general music class once per six-day cycle. 

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Extended Stop Arm proposed as bus safety solution

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WEBUTUCK — As part of its campaign to keep students safe from motorists illegally passing stopped school buses, the North East (Webutuck) Central School District Board of Education (BOE) is considering the advantages of installing Extended Stop Arms as a solution.
The subject was broached at a board meeting on Monday, Dec. 11.
“About two months ago, the board asked me to look into parents’ concerns about the buses,” Superintendent Ray Castellani said.

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Webutuck students benefit from reliable Wi-Fi access

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WEBUTUCK— The North East (Webutuck) Central School District found a way to build a bridge over the digital divide this past fall by putting 10 accessible mobile Wi-Fi units into practice for students’ academic advantage.

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One-bell system raises interest and concerns at Webutuck

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WEBUTUCK — With 2018 just beginning, the North East (Webutuck) Central School District Board of Education (BOE) recently discussed the advantages of initiating a one-bell system. Based on findings conducted by the Student Day Committee, a mix of school board members, parents, teachers and Transportation Department members and administrators, a report was presented at the BOE meeting on Monday, Dec. 11.

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A party in pajamas

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Rolling with it …

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BOE focuses on student well-being

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WEBUTUCK — On top of encouraging ongoing feedback from students, the Webutuck Board of Education (BOE) considered measures it could implement to offer students the best educational experience possible.
At the start of the meeting on Monday, Nov. 6, student representative Thomas Stefanopoulos mentioned that the athletic banners in the school gymnasium need updating to display the district’s recent accomplishments.

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Concerns raised about passing school buses

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WEBUTUCK — Every year, tens of thousands of incidents  are reported in which motorists violate laws related to safely passing school buses. In response to the problem, Dutchess County school superintendents have decided to address the issue and to protect students as best of they can.
Though concerns relating to these violations were raised last year, the North East (Webutuck) Central School District Board of Education (BOE) has been actively discussing the issue for the past two months. 

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