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WEBUTUCK— Webutuck Superintendent of Schools Raymond Castellani was excited to report the positive feedback the district’s first annual Elective Fair received from  students and faculty members during the Webutuck Board of Education (BOE) meeting on Monday, Dec. 3.

At the start of his report, Castellani said the aim behind the Elective Fair was to present students with an opportunity to preview potential electives for their academic schedules next year.

From 10:15 to 11:45 a.m., the Elective Fair was held in the Webutuck High School (WHS) library on...

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Five candidates vie for open seats on Webutuck BOE

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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

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Webutuck BOE reviews district projects, Saperstein’s donation

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WEBUTUCK— The North East (Webutuck) Central School District Board of Education (BOE) utilized its meeting on Tuesday, April 24, to update itself about projects in the district.
Organized by the Webutuck PTA, a Principals’ Coffee Hour with all of the district’s principals and assistant principals preceded the meeting at 6 p.m.
At the BOE meeting, Superintendent Ray Castellani gave an update on the upcoming 2018-19 budget adopted at the previous meeting on Monday, April 9.

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Webutuck students express their creativity with mural project

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WEBUTUCK — Through the artistic eye of Webutuck students and the encouragement of their art teachers, the walls of the North East (Webutuck) Central School District have been transformed with spirited designs and rich colors. Starting in the 2016-17 school year, participating students were recognized at the recent Board of Education (BOE) meeting on Monday, April 9.

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Wassaic X Webutuck program receives $20K in funding from AT&T

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WEBUTUCK — For the past three years, AT&T has proudly supported the Wassaic X Webutuck educational program by donating funds to support the staff involved with the program and the materials that make it possible. As of this February, The Wassaic Project announced that the total contribution amount from the last three years has added up to $20,000.

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Webutuck talent shines at PTA fundraiser

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WEBUTUCK— The Webutuck PTA pulled out all the stops to organize an entertaining night for the community with its second annual Shake it Up Warriors Talent Show & Auction on Friday, April 6.
By 5:30 p.m., the Webutuck High School (WHS) lobby was abuzz with students and their families in eager anticipation. Flowers were available for purchase and Webutuck students sold walking tacos, hot dogs, popcorn and other hot menu items before the show.

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Webutuck budget may drop Mandarin, French and fifth-grade section

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WEBUTUCK — The North East (Webutuck) Central School District Board of Education (BOE) examined the proposed 2018-19 budget at its recent meeting on Monday, March 19.
Superintendent Raymond Castellani started with a comparison between the 2017-18 tax levy limit and the 2018-19 tax levy limit. With the current school year’s levy at $13,446,278, he said the 2018-19 allowable tax cap limit was set at $447,294 or 3.33 percent, totaling at a tax levy allowance of $13,893,572, which falls within the allowable limit set forth by New York state.

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‘Bring it on’

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Student scientists

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Webutuck Central School District: A community-wide conversation on school violence

WEBUTUCK — One month after the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Fla., the North East (Webutuck) Central School District addressed the issue of school violence by hosting a community forum on Wednesday, March 14.
Starting at 6:30 p.m., the discussion attracted a full house of community members and administrators to the Webutuck High School (WHS) cafeteria; the discussion was also broadcast to Facebook live at www.facebook.com/Webutuckcsd.

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BOE outlines preliminary budget for 2018-19 school year

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WEBUTUCK— The Webutuck Board of Education (BOE) focused its attention on the early stages of the 2018-19 budget at a meeting on Monday, March 5.
At the start of the presentation, Superintendent of Schools Ray Castellani reported that there are several initiatives going on in the district, such as the literacy initiative, the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) system and an initiative to change the district’s instruction through technology.
“That being said, it’s not easy to fund all these things,” Castellani said.

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