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 5/23/13 Rye City School District Board of Education Meeting


Superintendent's Report
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Alvarez announced that bid openings for the new RHS science wing would occur later in the week. He also explained that there are still a number of searches underway to fill the Assistant Superintendent for Business and Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment positions. Two Assistant Principals have been appointed for Midland and Osborn Schools; Joanna Napolitano at Midland and Torrance Walley at Osborn. Robert Villanova has been appointed as a new Middle School guidance counselor and will be replacing Judith Halpern following her retirement. More information will be shared on new appointments in the coming weeks. 
Extra Mile Award

On behalf of the Board of Education, Board Vice President Katy Keohane Glassberg presented an Extra Mile Award to Rhonda Papert. Mrs. Papert has contributed to the District in a number of ways: as a class parent, participant in 7th grade parent groups, Midland Fair volunteer, and co-coordinator of the Sailing Club. Above all, she has gone above and beyond in providing advocacy and support to SEPTA, the Special Education Parent Teacher Association. As SEPTA President, Mrs. Papert has facilitated parent meetings, workshops and conferences; has been a Committee on Special Education (CSE) parent member for the past 9 years, supporting parents in the CSE process; helped redesign SEPTA in Rye to create a parent mentoring program; and much more. Mrs. Glassberg presented Mrs. Papert with a certificate of acknowledgment and token of appreciation. 

Curriculum Updates

The Board of Education approved the adoption of the High School Mandarin IV elective, the High School Project Lead the Way: Pathway to Engineering Program, and the elementary school level Science 21 Instructional Program. 

Budget Vote and Board of Education Election

The 2013-14 School Budget passed. The Board of Education certified the election results, which are as follows: 



1434 Yes, 406 No


Board Candidate Results

Katy Keohane Glassberg was re-elected to the Board of Education, and Nicole Weber was elected. 


Board of Education President Laura Slack thanked the community for voting in support of the proposed 2013-2014 budget, which will enable the District to maintain the core of its educational program. Mrs. Slack also thanked District Clerk Elaine Cuglietto for overseeing a successful election process. 

Next Regular Meeting
June 11, 2013
8:00 pm 
Rye Middle School    Multipurpose Room

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