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Chief School Officers Meet to Discuss Legislative Priorities
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner, SkillsUSA member Lindsey Wilcox, Assemblyman Dan Stec, Kayla Harrington, Queensbury CSD, State Senator Betty Little, Jarod Quackenbush, South Glens Falls CSD
Chief School Officers and Board of Education Presidents from the 31 school districts in the Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES supervisory area discussed their 2018 legislative priorities with members of the NYS Legislature from both parties on Friday, January 12, 2018 at the Southern Adirondack Education Center.
Education leaders are calling on legislators to:
Fund and Adjust the Foundation Formula
Increase the $30,000 threshold on BOCES Career and Technical (CTE) programs
Allow school districts with 51-100 or more employees to continue to participate in an experience rate Health Care Consortium or Trust.
Raise the Building Aid threshold for Small Capital Projects.
The Chief School Officers also recognized two outstanding business partners – Adirondack Studios based in Argyle and Camp Echo Lake of Warrensburg – for the positive impact they have had on students.
Skills USA students spoke about the organization and the Career and Technical Education programs they are enrolled in. Students from the Culinary Arts program prepared and served breakfast to a crowd of 100 people. Criminal Justice students assisted with parking and safety.
Jarod Quackenbush of South Glens Falls tells of his experience with SkillsUSA.
Culinary students and Chef Jones get ready to serve breakfast.
Left to right: Adirondack Studios official Maurice O'Connell, Lindsely Wilcox of Argyle HS, Superintendent Michael Healy, and Art Department Chairman Rick Fleury.
Left to right: Warrensburg Board of Education President Doug West, Warrensburg Superintendent John Goralsky, Camp Echo Lake co-owner Laurie Rinke, State Senator Betty Little, Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner, and Assemblyman Dan Stec