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 4/23/13 Rye City School District Board of Education Meeting


Superintendent's Report
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Alvarez announced that Rye High School has ranked first in the state and number 24 in the country on US News & World Report's list of Best High Schools, not including charter and magnet schools. Out of over 21,000 high schools including charter and magnet schools that were analyzed, Rye High School ranked 61st in the country and ninth in the state. Dr. Alvarez also noted that the new standardized tests have been administered and that this year is a benchmark as the tests are now aligned with the Common Core Learning Standards. Additionally, Dr. Alvarez addressed the topic of modified sports reductions and provided feedback from a meeting he participated in with community members. He explained that the District and parents all want what is best for the students and have been discussing athletic opportunities for Middle School students.  
Extra Mile Award

Board of Education Vice President Katy Keohane Glassberg presented, on behalf of the Board, an Extra Mile Award to Linda Bonaventura. Mrs. Bonaventura was instrumental in the successful planning and organization of the District's first ever "G Day" Weekend held on April 5 and 6. After seeing the success of a similar event held at another high school, Mrs. Bonaventura brought the idea to Director of Physical Education, Health and Athletics Robert Castagna. Through her efforts, outreach, and follow up, the two-day event was a great success, featuring a series of athletic games that brought the Rye community together.  


Mrs. Bonaventura was involved every step of the way as preparations were carried out, communicating the details of the event to the booster organizations, parents, coaches and all others who played a role. During G Day Weekend, booster organizations raised an estimated $3,500 for High School athletic facilities. 


Mrs. Bonaventura has supported the District's athletic program in many ways over the years; with one son who is a multi-sport Rye High School athlete as well as other children who have graduated, she has offered her time to groups including the Athletic Advisory Council, Rye Lacrosse Association, Rye Football Association, and Hockey Booster Organization.

School Safety

Marcus DePontes and Erroll Brudner of StoneGate Associates, the District's security firm hired earlier this year, provided a presentation on their assessment of the District's security measures. They explained that the District is already in a good position with its emergency management procedures and can now take steps toward the next level. StoneGate has conducted teacher training and met with school security officers, District officials, police officers and community members. Next, StoneGate will be training principals in the management of security situations and will provide parents with emergency management cards outlining ways to obtain the correct information during an emergency. Additionally, StoneGate is re-writing the District's Emergency Management Plan. 

Capital Project Update

KSQ Architects and Triton Construction presented an update on the High School addition and renovation project design, timeline and budget. The project is moving on schedule, with completion anticipated by September of 2014.  

Next Regular Meeting
May 7, 2013
8:00 pm 
Rye Middle School    Multipurpose Room

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