13 Reasons Why - What Parents Need to Know
Valley Central School District wants parents to be aware of the popular Netflix original series, 13 Reasons Why. We urge parents to research the series to fully understand what your child may be exposed to. Please read the letter from the Superintendent and also review the important talking points about the miniseries.
A Special Meeting of the Board of Education is scheduled to take place on Monday, March 20, 2017 at 6 p.m. in the Administration Building, for the purpose of a Board Retreat during which Board operations and procedures will be discussed. It is anticipated that the Board will move into Executive Session for its discussion. No action is expected to take place.
The next audit committee meeting scheduled to take place on Thursday, Feb. 9 has been rescheduled to Thursday, Feb. 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the board room of the administration building
On January 30th 2017, the Valley Central Board of Education approved the Smart Schools Investment Plan. Smart Schools funding as proposed in the SSIP will allow Valley Central to invest in network infrastructure upgrades as well as improved video and door security technologies. Read more about the SSIP here.
District administrators have been notified that a company called “National Campus Professionals” has been attempting to solicit advertisement purchases from local businesses under the guise of being affiliated with Valley Central School District.
Please be advised that the district has no affiliation with this company.
A statement from Lisa Raymond, Assistant Superintendent of Business re: tax rebates:
The Valley Central School did stay under the tax cap and did submit a government efficiency plan that was approved. Taxpayers should expect to receive a rebate from the NYS Division of Budget.
The Valley Central School District has been served with tax certiorari proceedings from Allegiance Healthcare for the last four school years. Although the District would be impacted by any reductions in the assessments of the District’s largest taxpayer in the form of court-ordered refunds, it is not automatically a party to those proceedings. To better protect the District’s significant financial stake in the outcome of such proceedings, the Board of Education has decided to intervene which will ensure that the District’s legal counsel will be able to actively participate in all court developments, including settlement negotiations.