Each year, as a school district, we strive to provide our students with an educational experience that will help them achieve college and career readiness. College readiness is defined as being prepared to take and succeed in college credit bearing courses leading toward a desired degree. Career readiness means that our students graduate with the knowledge and skills to be successful in the world of work. Each year, our school administration works with our school board to develop a budget that provides our students with the program they need and one that our community can support.
This year, our school board has approved a budget of $20,207,029 to fund programs for the 2015-2016 school year. The proposed budget represents an increase of $387,634 from last year’s budget or growth of 1.96% from 2014-2015. The budget calls for a 1.76% increase in the tax levy and stays within the tax cap limit. I encourage you to vote on the budget
May 19th from NOON to 8 PM at the SMT LGI Room.
Preparing our students for college and career readiness begins with UPK and continues through the senior year of high school. Helping our students become effective readers is a key focus of the early elementary years. Our budget supports
small class sizes in the elementary grades as well as academic support for reading and for math. Our Junior/Senior high program supports, engages, and enriches our students’ academic experience. Distance learning, Advance Placement
(AP) and college credit bearing courses offered in the high school highlight a challenging academic program. Instruction in French and Spanish, technology, family and consumer science, music and art challenge and support our students’
skills and interests. Career and Technical Education and New Visions programs are specialized educational experiences offered through our local BOCES that help to prepare our students with skills that allow them to enter the workforce or
college of their choice after graduation. Over the last three years, we have worked hard to engage and collaborate with
our school community to support our schools. In many cases, working with partners has saved the district additional costs while offering greater opportunities to our students. The Parent-Teacher-Student-Association, Cornell Cooperative Extension,Warren County Head Start, Warren County Sheriffs, Lake George and Corinth schools are among the strong partnerships that we have formed to bring opportunities to our students and savings to our taxpayers.
As superintendent, I am proud of our school district. I am proud of our students, and I am proud of the work completed by our district leadership team and our school board to prepare this year’s budget. I encourage you to vote on May 19 from noon to 8PM at the middle school LGI; I also encourage you to review the detail provided in our budget newsletter.
Budget Vote & Election of Two Board Members
Tuesday, May 19th
NOON to 8:00 p.m.
Stuart M. Townsend LGI Room, 27 Hyland Dr. Lake Luzerne
Eligible voters, who are unable to vote in person for reasons determined by law, may apply for an absentee ballot.
Complete an absentee ballot application on hlcs.org or have one mailed to you before May 12th by calling 696-2378 Ext. 108.
Voter registration is required. If you are registered with the county for general elections, you are automatically registered for school elections. Qualified voters may register in person by May 14th at the district office at the Stuart M. Townsend School on 27 Hyland Drive in Lake Luzerne; Residents of the Hadley-Luzerne Central School District who are United States citizens, at least 18 years old, and RESIDENTS for at least 30 days prior to the vote are eligible.
For more information on the budget vote, election and voter registration or absentee ballot applications please call 696-2378 Ext. 108 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to the following Character Education winners for “Work Ethic”:
Stuart M. Townsend Middle School
3rd Grade: Mariah Blake, Nevaeh Deuel, Gabrielle Graham
4th Grade: Alexandra Benway, Hannah Gilbert, Emily Myers
5th Grade: Elizabeth Allan, Sage Collier, Quinton Fox, Alyssa Russell
6th Grade: Xavier Benson, Andrew Spraragen, Michael Springer
7th Grade: Jonathan Coppola, Evan Laubach, Azriel Mack
8th Grade: Morgan Allen, Kassidy Plummer, Totianna Nunez
Mrs. Love’s Pre-Calculus class thanks Mr. Joe Fuerst for his presentation on Land Surveying. They also thank Ms. Christine Caunter and Mr. Brian Rollo from Glens Falls National Bank, who provided advice on financial management in preparation for college and beyond. Thank you for being great neighbors and enriching our class!