7:00 PM - 8:00 PM BOE Business Meeting @ ES Gymnasium
Four open seats are up for election on the Greenwood Lake Board of Education beginning July 1, 2018. Three seats holding three-year terms (July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2021) and one seat holding a two-year term (July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2020). Anyone interested in running for a seat on the Greenwood Lake Board of Education should pick up a Nominating Petition available in the Office of the District Clerk, GWL Middle School, 1247 Lakes Road, Monroe, NY. Nominating Petitions are available for pick up Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4 pm. Nominating Petitions must be returned to the District Clerk no later than 5 pm Monday, April 16, 2018. The Annual Budget Vote and Election takes place on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 from 11 am – 9 pm at the Greenwood Lake Elementary School, 80 Waterstone Rd. For further information, contact Mary DePietro, District Clerk.
If Greenwood Lake UFSD is closed, but the school your child attends is delayed or open, transportation will NOT be provided by the district. This includes Warwick HS, Chester Academy, BOCES, and any private/parochial schools. It is the decision and responsibility of the parent to transport their child to/from school that day.
Please take note that BOE meetings/workshops for March – June will take place in the Elementary School Gymnasium. March meetings: The BOE Budget Workshop scheduled for Wed., March 14th at 6 pm will take place in the Elementary School Gymnasium The BOE Business Meeting scheduled for Wed., March 21st at 7 pm will take place in the Elementary School Gymnasium. We look forward to seeing you.
NYS ELA/MATH/SCIENCE ASSESSMENTS As you probably know, this is the time in the school year when the NY State Department of Education tests all 3-8th graders in ELA, mathematics, and science (gr. 4, 8). These tests originated at the federal level, as part of the 2002 No Child Left Behind education reform act. Since then, there has been a great deal of controversy surrounding these tests. Recognizing the controversial nature of these tests, we intend to follow parents’ decision about whether their children will take the tests. We are required to offer every student an opportunity to take these tests, but, since taking the tests is not a graduation requirement, students do not have to take them. Students who choose not to take tests will be given the option of reading during the testing periods. To facilitate the smooth operation of school during the testing period, please fill out the attached form and return to your child's teacher/main office. It would be extremely helpful if we could have this form prior to March 23rd, so we can plan appropriate classroom placements during testing.