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

 Board Notes  


2013-2014 Board of Edu
Laura Slack, President ▪ Katy Keohane Glassberg, VP  
Karen Belanger ▪ Edward M. Fox ▪ Nancy Pasquale ▪ Chris Repetto ▪ Nicole Weber

A Summary of the 11/12/13 Rye City School District Board of Education Meeting


Tenure Reception
Prior to the start of the Board of Education meeting, a reception was held in honor of tenure recipient Deanna Delborgo. Ms. DelBorgo, a kindergarten teacher at Osborn School, was granted tenure during the meeting where she was applauded by members of the Board, Central Administration, and her colleagues and family who attended in support. Ms. DelBorgo was hired as a leave replacement in 2010 and has also taught summer school and coached girls volleyball for grades 7 and 8. She holds a Master of Science Degree and a Bachelor of Arts Degree, both from Iona College. Board of Education President Laura Slack stated, "Tenure is an honor that represents our teachers' hard work, and we are so happy to recognize Deanna as one of our many dedicated staff members."
Superintendent's Report

Dr. Alvarez provided a report to the Board and to the community, announcing that he, along with several Board of Education members and other representatives of the District, attended a public forum hosted by New York State Education Commissioner John King focusing on the Common Core. They joined other Westchester school districts in expressing concerns regarding the Common Core, APPR, state testing, and unfunded mandates. Dr. Alvarez testified before the Commissioner, asking that the State slow down the Common Core implementation, consider the extraordinary costs of APPR and other unfunded mandates to local districts, and engage school communities in the development of new State policies and programs.


Dr. Alvarez also noted that he, along with Director of Special Education and Pupil Personnel Services Shirley Klein and Assistant Director of Special Education and Pupil Personnel Services Julia Chung, recently attended a conference in Boston where they spoke about cost effective strategies to support struggling students. 


Dr. Alvarez concluded his report by announcing that a number of Rye High School seniors have signed letters of intent to play on college athletic teams. The students were congratulated during a brief ceremony held after school on November 13. 

Custodial Contract Agreement
The Rye City School District Board of Education approved a contract agreement with the Custodial Unit. Under the three-year contract, which allows for cost savings in future years, there will be no salary "step" increases during the first two years. 
Board of Education President Laura Slack announced the retirement of Ellen Stevens, Senior Office Assistant in the office of Pupil Personnel Services. Mrs. Stevens, who will officially retire on January 10, 2014, was appointed to her role in 2006. Mrs. Slack extended thanks on behalf of the Board to Mrs. Stevens for her hard work and professionalism in carrying out many of the daily functions of the Special Education Department.
Gifts to the District
The Board approved a gift of $10,000 from Peter and Gwen Rukeyser for the Rye High School Parsons Street Players' shows, set construction and design, and costumes. Also approved was a gift of $5,000 from Rye Country Day School for Heard in Rye.
Presentation on District Assessment Data 
Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Dr. Betty Ann Wyks provided a presentation on District Assessment Data. As Dr. Alvarez has explained, the test results differ from those in the past in districts throughout the state as an outcome of the more challenging tests and new benchmarks. The presentation summarized Rye's results across grade levels and subjects, and how they compare with those of neighboring districts. 

Next Regular Meeting
November 26, 2013
8:00 pm 
Rye Middle School    Multipurpose Room

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