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 6/25/13 Rye City School District Board of Education Meeting


Special Acknowledgements 

Board of Education President Laura Slack expressed thanks on behalf of the Board to Kendall Egan, who has retired after six years of service as a Board of Education Member. Mrs. Slack noted that Mrs. Egan has contributed to the students of Rye in many capacities, also having participated on a number of Board committees, volunteered as a past PTO president, played a valuable role in the Milton School construction project, and much more. She additionally serves as President of the Westchester-Putnam School Boards Association's Board of Directors and was recently presented with a Distinguished Service Award from the organization. 

Superintendent's Report

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Frank Alvarez echoed Mrs. Slack's gratitude toward Kendall Egan. He also shared highlights from the morning's Closing Day assembly for District staff members, during which 16 tenure recipients were honored along with 10 25-year veterans, 11 retirees, and two Teachers of the Year. He congratulated Teachers of the Year Dr. Iris Arest, Middle School Psychologist, and Mrs. Karen Kozan, Milton School Kindergarten Teacher, for earning this well-deserved recognition. Dr. Alvarez also announced that all of the buildings' graduation and moving up ceremonies were successful and proud moments and excellent ways to celebrate student achievement. 

Gifts to the District
Mrs. Slack announced the Board's approval of a gift in the amount of $4,000 from the Niehaus Family for the Niehaus Family Scholarship renewal, and a $23,455.88 gift from the High School PO for equipment to be used by Robotics students. She also thanked the Kao family for establishing the Yedowitz-McGee Track Scholarship, and expressed a great deal of gratitude to the parent bodies for their support in providing additional opportunities for children. 
Memorandum of Agreement
Mrs. Slack announced that the Board and the Rye Teachers Association have voted to approve a memorandum of agreement that modifies and extends the existing contract between the parties. The new agreement will run from July 1, 2013 to June 30th, 2015.
Mrs. Slack announced the retirements of two staff members: Milton School Secretary Ann Moller, who has been part of the Milton family for many years after having attended the school herself as a child, and Middle School Guidance Department Secretary Phyllis Reynolds, who also held her role for a significant amount of time. Mrs. Slack wished them both well in their retirements. 

Rye High School Assistant Principal for Guidance Ms. Jennifer Johnson reported on college placements for the Class of 2013. She shared that of the 219 graduates, 98% applied to colleges and universities, and 2% are pursuing employment, military service, or post-graduate preparatory school. She also noted that the Guidance Department processed 1,682 applications to 319 different colleges, with an average of 8 applications per student. Members of the Class of 2013 are now preparing to attend many prestigious and competitive colleges and universities in the fall. 


Interim Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment Dr. Mary Anne Evangelist discussed the Financial Algebra course textbook. The new one-year class will be introduced at Rye High School starting in September. 


The Board reviewed and discussed policies regarding the Civility Statement, K-5 Technology Regulations, and Dignity for All Students Act. 

Next Regular Meeting
September 10, 2013
8:00 pm 
Rye Middle School    Multipurpose Room

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