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  • May 31, 2020

     Dear Beacon City School District Community:

    I want to provide an update about the absentee ballots for our budget and school board election. We contracted with a company named NTS Data to print and mail our absentee ballots to all of our registered voters. NTS Data is a company we have worked with on our elections for several years and many districts in New York State and the area have as well.

    On Friday, May 29 NTS Data informed us that they were having trouble with our ballot mailing due to an envelope shortage and supply chain issue. This is an issue that about 50 districts in New York are also having with NTS Data. While NTS Data is working to solve this problem we are working on developing an alternate plan to provide ballots to registered voters in the community in a timely manner. 

    I am sorry for this issue and I will update the community by Monday afternoon on our next steps regarding the election.


    Matt Landahl

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  • Please click the link below to visit the latest Superintendent Blog Post

    Superintendent Blog - May 22, 2020

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  • The next Board of Education Meeting - Budget Hearing

    The next Board of Education meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 1, 2020 at 7:00 P.M. via video conference.  The Public Hearing on the Budget will take place.  The public is invited to speak via Zoom Video conference.  Log in information will be posted this week.

    Beacon City School District is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Topic: BCSD BOE Meeting 6/1/20
    Time: Jun 1, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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  • Candidates for the Board of Education Election and Budget Vote Information, June 9, 2020

    There are three vacancies for the Board of Education Election, for three year terms:  July 1, 2020- June 30, 2023.

    The following individuals filed petitions to run for these vacancies by the deadline of Monday, May 11, 2020 at 5:00 P.M.

    Ms. Kristan Flynn

    Mr. Anthony White

    Mr. Craig Wolf



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  • June 9 Absentee Ballot Vote and Election Information

    Please click on the links below to view information on the Proposed Budget and the June 9th Vote

    Absentee Ballot Vote and Election

    Budget Book 2020-2021 proposed

    Budget Book part two- report card



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  • Beacon Board of Education Advocacy Letter

    • The Board of Education adopted the following advocacy letter at the meeting of May 11, 2020, and directed that it be sent to the following individuals and organizations:
    • Governor Andrew Cuomo
    • Senator Sue Serino
    • Assembly Member Jonathan Jacobson
    • Dutchess County School Boards Association
    • Poughkeepsie Journal
    • Highland Current
    • Beacon Free Press
    • New York Times
    • Assembly Member Carl Heastie, Speaker of the House
    • Assembly Member Michael Benedetto, Chair of Committee on Education
    • Senator Jan Metzger, 42nd Senate District
    • Senator Andrea Stewart-Dousins, Majority Leader
    • Senator Shelley Mayer, Chair of Committee on Education
    • Advocacy Letter 5-12-20
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  • Revised BOE Meeting Schedule for 2019-2020

    Please see the new dates adopted at the Board of Education meeting held on Monday, May 11, 2020

    • Wednesday, May 20, 2020         Budget Adoption
    • Monday, June 1, 2020               Budget Hearing
    • Tuesday, June 9, 2020               School Budget Vote and Election (via all absentee ballot)
    • Wednesday, June 10, 2020        Canvass of Votes
    • Monday, June 22, 2020       Retirement and Tenure Recognition

    Meetings are at 7:00 P.M. via videoconference.  Login information will be posted.

    Revised BOE Calendar 2019-2020

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  • Petitions for Board of Education Candidates

    Pursuant to Governor Cuomo's Executive Order 202-26, the process for running for the Board of Education has been amended.  Citizens who are interested in running for the Board of Education may submit a letter or email declaring their interest to run, or they may complete the form that is available by clicking on the link below.  The deadline for these declarations is Monday, May 11 at 5:00 P.M.  Please email these forms to Kelly Pologe, School District Clerk at pologe.k@beaconk12.org.

    Board Candidate Form


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  • Please click the linke below to read an update from the Superintendent regarding School Closures 

    School Closures - May 1, 2020

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  • Please click the link below to see information about Free WiFi in our school parking lots!

    Free WiFi Locations

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  • Please click the link below to read the letter from Matt Landahl regarding Distance Learning

    Distant Learning Letter from Matt Landahl

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