Both OESJ schools deemed ‘Schools in Good Standing’ under the new federal ESSA law

The 2019 ESSA accountability designations for NYS schools have now been released and Superintendent Joseph Natale is proud to announce that both the OESJ Elementary School and Jr/Sr High School have been deemed “in good standing” by the state. A school identified as “in good standing” under the newly enacted federal ESSA (Every Student Succeeds …

Governor proposes education aid increases in 2019-20

On Tuesday, Jan. 15, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo presented a state budget proposal that includes a $956 million school aid increase for 2019-20. Under the governor’s proposal, total school aid would be $27.7 billion, which represents a statewide increase of 3.6 percent. The executive budget proposal is the formal beginning of budget negotiations …

December and January BOE Recognitions

Mr. Russ Bellinger, Mr. Dan Hart and Brandon Hulten were recognized at the December Board of Education meeting for their bravery in helping a person in a motor vehicle accident. You can read the resolution for Mr. Bellinger and Mr. Hart here. Brandon’s can be read here.     Ms. Jill Fredericks and Ms. Amanda Schwasnick …

Spelling Bee held for Grades 4-8

On Friday January 4th, the top 30 spellers in grades 4-8 competed in the 2019 School Spelling Bee in the Marge Curtis Auditorium. After 17 rounds of intense spelling, seventh grader Annette Johnson was crowned champion.  The runner up was sixth grader Paige Morrone.  Third place was earned by eighth grader Jaslynn Leach.  The fourth …

Changes are coming to the state’s Enhanced STAR program for seniors

Because of changes New York state made to the Enhanced STAR tax exemption earlier this year, all residents age 65+ enrolled in Enhanced STAR now need to also be enrolled in the state’s Income Verification Program (IVP) to continue receiving their Enhanced STAR benefit. In most communities, the deadline to enroll in IVP is March …

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