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The election of the school board members and voting on the proposed 2021-22 school budget will be held at Scarsdale Congregational Church, 1 Heathcote Road, Dyckman Hall, Tuesday, May 18, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Parking is available in the lot across the street from the church and a crossing g…

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SHS PTA Scholarship Fund chair Dana Matsushita, center, with Debbie Skolnik and Diane Gurden — all parents of current Scarsdale High School seniors — joined about 40 participants for a walkathon that took place Saturday, April 24, at Butler Field track at SHS. Many other generous donors cont…

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SMS Popham House eighth grader Isabelle “Izzy” Zhu
 of Ridgedale Road earned a silver medal for exceptional work in digital arts in the 2021 Scholastic Awards national arts and writing competition.

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Jessica Resnick-Ault sees herself as a journalism expert — a reporter who is capable of debriefing and synthesizing some of the most difficult situations to figure out what went wrong — and she’s hoping to bring those skills to work on the Scarsdale Board of Education.

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The Edgemont Board of Education adopted a $65.2 million administrative budget proposal for the 2021-22 school year during a virtual board meeting April 20. The anticipated tax rate increase is 2.21% with a projected budget-to-budget increase of 2.47%.

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While poetry is taught year-round and districtwide in Scarsdale Schools, National Poetry Month certainly puts the genre in the spotlight in April. Scarsdale Public Information Office Michelle Verna spent the month sharing student and staff work on social media.

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Quaker Ridge resident Irin Israel announced April 19 he would run for the Scarsdale Board of Education as an independent candidate in the election scheduled on May 18. He is the fourth candidate to enter the race, and the second independent challenger to the Scarsdale School Board Nominating…

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Mia Wilson, a fifth grader at Heathcote Elementary, was a finalist in the virtual STEM Science Fair sponsored by the National Hockey League, finishing third among hundreds of entrants across the U.S. and Canada.

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The Scarsdale High School (SHS) Women for Women Club (WFW) hosted a    videoconference April 14 featuring former Secretary of State of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Kathy Boockvar to raise awareness of the club and to support the work of WFWI.

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The physical education class exemption that Scarsdale High School sophomores, juniors and seniors who join an interscholastic athletic team are eligible for will return next week. Physical education coordinator Ray Pappalardi said the testing requirement has been waived for the fourth quarte…

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After a rollercoaster year of remote and hybrid schooling, intensive cleaning protocols and ever-changing state and federal guidelines due to the coronavirus pandemic, members of the Scarsdale School Board voted unanimously April 12 to adopt the district’s $166,862,755  budget for the 2021-2…

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Scarsdale’s board of education convened on Monday, April 12 to discuss a variety of changes being implemented with regard to both policy and curriculum. A large part of the discussion centered on the board’s implementation of a Scarsdale-specific iteration of the New York State School Boards…

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The Scarsdale School Board and Village Board of Trustees met March 22 to review a number of common concerns and projects. Among the boards’ immediate concerns are the need to recruit and hire a new village manager, to iron out the process for the collection of school and village tax receipts…

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On Friday, March 26, Scarsdale Schools sent an email blast to Scarsdale families about a “bank fraud” guilty plea by former Sovereign Health Chief Investment Officer Barton Schack. Last year, despite the objection of several Scarsdale parents who are in the medical field, the district contra…

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Members of the Edgemont Board of Education approved a resolution March 23 outlining two proposals to fund capital improvements needed at all three schools that would be included on the ballot for the school board election and budget vote on May 18. The approval of the resolution at the virtu…

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A cause for celebration for many administrators in the district, grades 3-5 joined K-2 in moving to full-time, in-person instruction on March 22, a little over a year since the coronavirus pandemic derailed schools, forcing districts to redefine how to teach and instruct students safely and …

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District administrators presented a first draft of the proposed 2021-22 school budget to the Edgemont Board of Education Tuesday, March 2. Unlike regular board meetings, the budget work session had no formal space for community members to ask questions as the purpose of the meeting was to pr…

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The New York State Department of Health (DOH) is considering changes to its social distancing guidelines for school districts amid pressure from local government officials who have been pushing for clarity on the state’s current guidelines.

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Scarsdale may add a summer enrichment program for elementary school students if there is enough interest from parents. The program, budgeted at a cost of $250,000, would be funded against tax revenues or from the district’s assigned fund balance, Assistant Superintendent for Business Stuart …

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In an email on Friday, Feb. 5, Scarsdale schools Superintendent Dr. Thomas Hagerman alerted the community about “another important step towards a more normalized school experience for our students” with increases in in-person learning for grades 3-12. Grades K-2 have been back full time sinc…

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From cameras to Chromebooks, infrastructure to interactive panels, Paul Garofano, Edgemont’s director of technology and information, reviewed the district’s remote and hybrid instruction, which he said have led to an increased dependence on technology over the last year and are impacting the…

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New York State Assemblymember Amy Paulin presented a proclamation to Heathcote Elementary School Jan. 15 for its designation as a 2020 Blue Ribbon School. Last fall, the U.S. Department of Education announced Heathcote was on the short list for 2020, and after completing a comprehensive appl…

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In the first week of the new year, the Scarsdale School District was hit with Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks on Tuesday, Jan. 5, and Friday, Jan. 8. According to an email to the community that Friday from Superintendent Dr. Thomas Hagerman, classes and district operations were …

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Edgemont School administrators presented site plans for several proposed essential interior and exterior improvements at Greenville, Seely Place, and Edgemont Jr/Sr High schools. The site plans include new roads for improved traffic flow and emergency access, added parking spaces, and cafete…

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The results are mixed when it comes to securing appointments for the COVID-19 vaccines, but the education community had an overall sense of joy when unexpectedly being added to New York State’s list of eligible groups on Friday, Jan. 8.

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The 2021-22 budget process began in earnest on Dec. 21 with a preliminary report by Scarsdale Schools Assistant Superintendent Stuart Mattey highlighting year-end and long-term financial projections and 2021-22 budget assumptions.

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The School Board Nominating Committee (SBNC) election will take place Tuesday, Jan. 12, and this year, due to safety concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic, the election will take place by mail-in ballot only. Eligible voters can download ballots from the SBNC website, scarsdalesbnc.com, or p…

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Every year thousands of music students across the state participate in the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) festival. Each student performs rudiments and a solo piece in a stressful audition, a one-shot chance to earn the honor of being named one of the best musicians in the …