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The Edgemont School Board Nominating Committee (SBNC) will hold a virtual, open meeting at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 26 (blackout date: Thursday, Jan. 27) to receive nominations for candidates for the board of education of the Edgemont Union Free School District. Members of the community can…

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Greenburgh police responded Dec. 16 to Edgemont High School on White Oak Lane and met with Superintendent Victoria Kniewel who said she had been advised by the principal that a 13-year-old male student suggested there was a gun hidden in one of the school bathrooms. The student was suspended…

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Six Edgemont eighth grade boys flew to Orlando, Florida, Dec. 3-5 to compete against more than 100 hopefuls in the 2021 National Chess Tournament, hosted by the U.S. Chess Federation. They returned as grade-level national champions.

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During a board of education meeting that lasted less than 19 minutes, Edgemont announced on Nov. 23 that it would return to in-person meetings on Dec. 7, in addition to finalizing the list of desired characteristics for its superintendent search.

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The Edgemont Board of Education met on Nov. 9 to discuss the search for a new schools superintendent and other district business. They were joined by Susan Guiney and Deborah Raizes of the firm Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates (HYA), which the board contracted last month to manage the sea…

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Dr. Arshia Nishat took a look around and, despite her and her fellow physician husband working around the clock during a global pandemic, she made the decision to keep their kids fully remote for the 2020-21 school year.

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At a virtual Zoom meeting that was livestreamed on YouTube Tuesday, Sept. 28, Edgemont’s Board of Education unanimously voted to contract with the firm of Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates (HYA) to find a replacement for Superintendent Dr. Victoria Kniewel, who earlier in the month announc…

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The Edgemont Board of Education reluctantly accepted the resignation for the “purpose of retirement” of Superintendent Dr. Victoria Kniewel, who has been with the district in that role since July 2013, on Tuesday, Sept. 14. Kniewel’s last day will be June 30, 2022.

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Setting the course for a return to a full-time in-person educational environment, Edgemont school administrators have been strategizing to help transition students back into the classroom Sept. 9 after a year of hybrid and remote learning.

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The Edgemont School District’s hiring practices are now standardized for all buildings, grades and job functions across the district as stipulated in a new hiring handbook. In the past, students and parents were occasionally involved in the hiring process, but it is now an expectation that f…

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The Edgemont Board of Education, convening in person for the first time since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, appointed new members to the board and announced new district roles at the school board meeting on July 1. 

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The Edgemont School Board heard district goals for the 2021-22 school year and recognized members of the Edgemont community for their excellence at the school board meeting convened via Zoom June 22 and broadcast on YouTube.

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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…