$21.3 million budget with slight tax increase adopted by Board of Education; spending plan would increase the tax levy by 0.37%

Proposed budget, bus purchase proposal and Board of Education candidates to be considered by voters during June 9 absentee ballot voting Interim Superintendent Joseph Natale admits this was one of the most difficult budgets for him to develop in nearly 40 years in education. The COVID-19 outbreak and resulting economic dislocation have created uncertainties about …

Superintendent’s Letter: Plans being made for graduation and year-end activities

May 15, 2020 Dear OESJ families and Staff, I know that many of you are thinking about the end of school year, particularly our graduation ceremony. Please know that we have also been thinking about this. Administrators, faculty advisors and students continue to work together to come up with creative plans to recognize our graduates …

Elementary schedule for picking up students’ belongings on May 15 and 18

Elementary students’ belongings are now available for pick up at the elementary school. To comply with social distancing guidelines to limit the number of people in public places, we are staggering days when parents can come to the school for pickup. Please wear a mask when entering the school building. Please note the following schedule: …

Elementary and Jr./Sr. High School academic plan outlined

Dear OESJ Families, As you likely know, Governor Cuomo announced the executive order closing school buildings for the remainder of the academic year. During this time, the OESJ CSD will continue to deliver instruction through the at-home-learning model. We understand that this has been and will continue to be a challenging and incredibly stressful time …

School closed for the rest of the academic year; budget votes set for June 9

May 1, 2020 Dear OESJ families and staff, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced during his May 1 press briefing that New York schools will remain closed through the end of the school year to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. This evening, the Governor also signed an Executive Order designating June 9th for school …

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