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Edgemont High School’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee and Scarsdale High School’s Asian Conscientization and Empowerment (ACE) Club collaborated to present a YouTube livestream event May 17 featuring children’s book and comics illustrator, Ruth Chan, in celebration of Asian …

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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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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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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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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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In an ongoing effort to gather community response to its bond proposal to fund major construction at all three schools, Edgemont School District administrators asked the town of Greenburgh Police Department (GPD) and the Department of Public Works to review plans for site work intended to im…

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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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In an effort to accommodate students in Greenville and Seely Place schools with learning differences, Director of Pupil Personnel Services Joseph Schippa outlined a plan to transition qualifying special ed students from a hybrid schedule to full day, in-person instruction beginning in January.

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Responding to mandated testing procedures that school officials said would be “unsustainable,” the Westchester Putnam School Board Association (WPSBA) called on New York State legislators on Nov. 18 to give public schools in designated “yellow zones” the logistical and financial support to c…

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In a presentation emphasizing collaboration, fiscal responsibility and a focus on excellence, Superintendent Victoria Kniewel and Assistant to the Superintendent for Administration Bryan Paul updated the community on the district’s plan for remedying its aging and inadequate infrastructure a…

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With data-driven feedback collected from parents, caregivers and teachers, Edgemont school administrators recommended the district hold off on providing full-day classes for students in grades K-2, a cohort that has proven the most challenging to teach at home and is currently in the hybrid …

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The day was overcast and the outdoor campus at Edgemont Junior/Senior High School was quiet. As the clock struck 8 a.m. a few cars began to flow into the traffic circle in front of the school where the notice board outside the gym sported a warm “Welcome back” message.

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Preparation, flexibility and feedback were the themes running throughout the second set of Edgemont parent forums held virtually Monday, Aug. 3. The sessions reviewed the proposed hybrid schedule for reconvening instruction at the Edgemont Jr./Sr. High School and Greenville and Seely Place s…

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After abruptly canceling in-person graduation on July 23 when district officials reported that a group of seniors may have been exposed to COVID-19, administrators organized and released a celebratory graduation video with speeches by students, administrators and teachers, as well as video a…

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In two virtual forums held Wednesday, July 29, Edgemont school administrators presented proposed hybrid schedules — a combination of in-person and distance learning — for the elementary and junior/senior high schools as they resume instruction in September.

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After months of planning, discussing and preparing for an in-person graduation for Edgemont’s class of 2020, school administrators announced on July 23 that they planned to cancel the in-person celebration after learning that a group of senior students may have been exposed to COVID-19.

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With New York State’s coronavirus infection rate decelerating, parents and caregivers of Edgemont students tuned in via Google Meetup for a pair of informative question-and-answer sessions July 7 and 8, focusing on options and all the multiple moving parts for reopening schools in September.

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With COVID-19 still an ever-present threat in the United States, school districts across New York State have been grappling with a strategy to prepare teachers, administrators, students and parents for a potential fall reopening of schools.

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In her health and safety update during a livestream school board meeting June 23, Superintendent Victoria Kniewel gave a brief overview of the district’s tentative plans for phase 4 reopening based on criteria and guidelines to be addressed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on July 8. Until then, the dis…

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Susan Shirken, who served as assistant superintendent of Edgemont Schools for almost 15 years, will retire on June 30. In a letter sent May 18 to the Edgemont community, Superintendent Victoria Kniewel announced that Shirken will continue to work on a part-time, interim basis, assisting with…

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Amid concerns over the strained resources of some Edgemont taxpayers who may have experienced salary cuts or layoffs due to the coronavirus pandemic, members of the district’s board of education adopted a budget of $63,677,081 for the 2020-21 school year during a videoconference meeting on M…

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The ongoing COVID-19 health crisis led state officials last month to postpone beyond June 1 all school board and budget votes in New York, which had been slated for May 19, and it’s not clear when school elections will take place.

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Three weeks into some of the most challenging academic circumstances ever experienced by the Edgemont school community, the board of education on Tuesday, April 14, presented updates on the logistical challenges of distance learning as well as fiscal repercussions of the COVID-19 outbreak. 

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While still in its formative stages, a proposed schedule for several potential Edgemont School District bond projects — part of a five-year capital facilities plan — was presented at an Edgemont Board of Education meeting conducted by remote access on March 24.

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The Edgemont School District and members of the community participated in its first-ever remote access meeting of the board of education on Tuesday, March 24, to discuss current and future distance learning initiatives made necessary by school closures mandated to prevent the spread of the c…

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In a continuing effort to help stem the community spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the Edgemont School District announced on March 16 that district buildings would remain closed to students and most of the staff through the end of March, and rolled out a comprehensive distance learning pr…

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Edgemont High School’s Chamber Choir/Vocal Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Kelley Morse, won first place in the large vocal ensemble category at the first annual National Jazz Festival in Philadelphia held Saturday, Feb. 15. Edgemont Vocal Jazz was defending an unprecedented six consec…

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Director of curriculum Michael Curtin, social studies department chair Dan Schuchat and Greenville Elementary School principal Jennifer Allen presented the findings of the Tri-State Consortium social studies consultancy at the Edgemont Board of Education meeting on Feb. 11.

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Sam Feldman was a little nervous going to SUNY Rockland Community College Jan. 7. He and six others from Edgemont High School were joining more than 300 students from the metropolitan area to take part in the regional competition for DECA, a nonprofit student organization that prepares emerg…

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School district officials presented a five-year capital facilities plan Jan. 14, which included an architectural firm’s three potential scenarios for additions, renovations and expansion of the school district’s infrastructure. To meet the need for expansion, the board is considering a poten…

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The Edgemont Board of Education heard concerns Dec. 11 from Superintendent Victoria Kniewel on space issues in the district. Though discussions on maximizing the use of the existing space in the schools began in 2016, Kniewel said simply, “The district is running out of space and needs to do…