January 24, 2012
Johnsburg Central School
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After the regularly scheduled School Board meeting this past Tuesday March 11, Johnsburg Central School Superintendent Michael Markwica and Business Manager Kathy Spring gave a budget presentation to the board.
Johnsburg Central School District officials have set two work sessions to discuss the 2013-14 budget.
During their regularly scheduled meeting Monday, Jan. 14, Johnsburg School Board members adopted a policy requiring any registered sex offender to meet with Superintendent Michael Markwica prior to entering the school or its grounds.
During their regular meeting held on Monday, Dec. 10, Johnsburg Central School Board members unanimously approved the Annual Professional Performance Report (APPR) plan that the administration had developed in collaboration with faculty to meet the new state requirements.
Learn about school’s computer programs
Johnsburg Central School Principal Nadeen Kearney is inviting parents of local students to attend a special event to learn about the computer programs their children are using.
Johnsburg Central School’s biggest class graduated in 1970 with 52 students, and class reunion organizers have decided to meet up again for a weekend in September to reminisce about high school and see each other again.
Low enrollment is causing the Johnsburg-based Head Start program to close after 40 years of service.
Once the Johnsburg Central School year comes to a halt, six faculty and staff members will close out their full-time careers at JCS.
Pre-K numbers are up
It’s likely the Head Start Program will not be offered in Johnsburg during the 2012-2013 school year because of an insufficient number of eligible children, Superintendent Michael Markwica told the Board of Education on Tuesday, May 29.
In a ritual as old as modern public education, candidates for office stood before their peers a final time to win votes.
Anger is growing in the Johnsburg Central School District over election ads that accuse the board of keeping financial and student-performance secrets from the community and kowtowing to its unions.
Board refutes allegations
Opposition to Johnsburg Central School District's proposed 2012-13 budget became vocal this week, shortly after the school board approved the document.
Only one school district in the News Enterprise readership will have a contested race for the school board elections on May 15.
Seven board of education positions in the News Enterprise readership area will see terms ending for the Johnsburg, Indian Lake, Minerva, Newcomb and Long Lake school districts.
A change in the Johnsburg Central School District's insurance premium has upset the administration's preliminary spending plan for the 2012-13 school year.
The Johnsburg Central School District began cutting its 2012-13 budget.
Effects on 2012-13 budget uncertain
Albany continues to tinker with its 2 percent property tax cap, and its most recent tweak would limit the Johnsburg Central School District not to a 2 percent ceiling but to a 0.6 percent maximum.
School board meetings are not held to dispense discouraging news, all evidence of the last several years notwithstanding.
The Johnsburg School Board covered a lot of ground in their first of two budget workshops Jan. 23, which focused on staffing and benefits. Those budget items make up about $6.5 million of the slightly less than $10 million school budget.