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Eagle News 9/25/13

HL RECONFIGUATION PLAN & INFORMATION

Our community has an opportunity to reconfigure the grades to support student academic and personal development.

Informational flyers are available at the superintendent’s office, regarding the proposal to reconfigure the grades in September of 2014. The grade reconfiguration will result in students from PK-6 attending school at the current middle school site. Students in grades 7-12 will attend school at the current elementary/high school. Key points about grade reconfiguration include academic, developmental and professional alignment, building renovation, financial impact and community support. To participate in discussions regarding this configuration please meetings of the board of education or contact Mr. Berry directly with questions.

 

HADLEY~LUZERNE SCHOOL PM BUS ROUTES

EFFECTIVE 9/16/13

To Parents of Hadley-Luzerne Central School Students:

As part of continuing efforts to reduce costs and improve efficiency, the transportation department will be consolidating several afternoon bus runs. The consolidation will impact students riding buses #143, #147, and #152. These students will be assigned to ride one of the following buses home in the afternoon: #124, #136, #140, #141, #146, #148, #149 and #151.  A few students on these receiving buses will also be shifted to other buses to make room.

 

In most cases, more students will be riding each bus run; therefore, we expect that afternoon runs may drop off students at slightly different times. We ask for your patience and understanding during the transition. We will begin the consolidation on Monday, September 16th.

 

Morning routes will not be impacted by this change; in addition, when the afternoon Extended School Day program is not running, students will be transported in the afternoon on the same bus transporting them in the morning.

 

If you have any concerns or questions, please contact the Bus Garage at 696-2112 ext. 140.

 

FOLLOW HLCS ON TWITTER

The purpose of the account is to add an additional media communication method to the school community. Community members are invited to follow us at HL_CSD.

 

SCHOOL TAX COLLECTOR’S NOTICE

Having received the Tax Roll for the collection of the 2013-2014 taxes of the Hadley-Luzerne Central School District, said taxes will be received as follows: September 3 through November 4, 2013, during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Glens Falls National Bank, Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY. NO COLLECTION WILL BE MADE ON BANK HOLIDAYS.  Taxes may be paid for 30 days from September 3, 2013 to October 2, 2013 without interest or penalties.  On all such taxes remaining unpaid after October 3, 2013 a two percent (2%) penalty will be added to all taxes paid through November 4, 2013, at which time the books will be closed and the uncollected tax list will be forwarded to the County Treasurer.  PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE THAT FAILURE TO RECEIVE A TAX NOTICE DOES NOT RELIEVE A TAXPAYER OF LIABILITY TO PAY SAID TAX.  TAX BILLS WILL BE MAILED BY SEPTEMBER 1, 2013.  IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE YOUR BILL WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME PERIOD, PLEASE CALL THE SCHOOL TAX COLLECTOR, DARCEY HASTINGS AT 696-2378 EXT. 137.

 

STAR – SCHOOL PROPERTY TAX RELIEF FOR 2014

New legislation requires all homeowners receiving a Basic STAR exemption to register with the New York State Tax Department in order to receive the exemption in 2014 and subsequent years.

 

SENIOR CITIZENS

Seniors receiving Enhanced STAR benefits are not affected by the new registration requirement.

In order to continue to receive Enhanced STAR, seniors must continue to: apply annually, or participate in the Income Verification Program.

 

ALL HOMEOWNERS

All New York homeowners receiving a Basic STAR property tax exemption must register with the New York State Tax

Department, in order to receive the STAR exemption in 2014 and subsequent years. All Basic STAR recipients will receive

registration instructions by mail from the NYS Department of Tax and Finance.  Visit their website at www.tax.ny.gov to register now. The registration deadline is: December 31, 2013

This is part of an initiative to protect New Yorkers against the costs of inappropriate or fraudulent STAR exemptions.

Questions?

• Call (518) 457-2036 or

• Visit the NYS Department of Tax and Finance website for   more information:  www.tax.ny.gov

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