Rye City School District ▪ 411 Theodore Fremd Ave Suite 100S, Rye, NY 10580 ▪ (914) 967-6100 

 Board Notes  

2012-2013 Board of Education
Laura Slack, President ▪ Katy Keohane Glassberg, VP ▪ Karen Belanger ▪ Kendall Egan ▪ Edward M. Fox ▪ Nancy Pasquale ▪ Chris Repetto 

A Summary of the 2/12/13 Rye City School District Board of Education Meeting


Gifts to the District

The Board approved the acceptance of several gifts to the District, and Board President Laura Slack expressed gratitude to the parent organizations who support students through their initiatives and contributions. Two gifts, each in the amount of $216.67, were provided by the RMS and RHS POs for professional development. Another gift of $2,210 was presented by the Midland PTO to cover expenses for walkie talkies.

District Goals

The Board approved the District Goals for 2012-2013. The five goals, which were presented in January, are as follows: Student Achievement, Culture of Caring, Teacher Effectiveness, Community Engagement, and Fiscal Responsibility. The strategic priorities associated with the goals were refined and will be available on the District website, www.ryeschools.org, in the near future.


Superintendent's Recommended Budget

Superintendent Dr. Frank Alvarez; Interim Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Dr. Mary Anne Evangelist; and Assistant Superintendent for Business Mrs. Kathleen Ryan presented the Superintendent's Recommended 2013-2014 School District Budget. The presentation outlined elements impacting the budget, including enrollment and program changes as well as challenges posed by the tax levy cap and rising costs of unfunded State and Federal mandates. Also discussed were revenue sources and efforts to contain and manage costs. Budget conversations will continue at the February 26 and March 5 Board of Education Meetings; and at the March 19 meeting, an Open Topics Forum will be held during which the Board will meet with groups in the audience.  


Prior to the budget presentation, Dr. Alvarez took a moment to acknowledge State Senator George Latimer and Assemblyman Steve Otis. He thanked the two officials for their efforts in understanding the difficulties that school districts face regarding the tax levy cap and unfunded mandates. He noted that both legislators reached out to the Rye City School District and Board Members. 

Regular Meeting

February 26, 2013
8:00 pm 
Rye Middle School    Multipurpose Room

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