BCSD District News
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BCSD Appointments June 4th
At its June 4, 2018 meeting, the Beacon City School District Board of Education appointed three administrators to the district.
Elisa Soto was appointed to be the Principal of Beacon High School. She is currently the Assistant Principal at Monroe-Woodbury High School. Prior to that position, Elisa was a guidance counselor in Middletown and a Spanish teacher in Washingtonville and New York City Public Schools.
Crystal Sessoms was appointed to be the new principal of J.V. Forrestal Elementary School. Crystal is currently the Assistant Principal of Ithaca High School. Prior to that position, she was a middle school special education teacher in Ithaca.
Michael Kealy was appointed to be the new Director of Technology. Michael is currently the Director of Technology for the Coxsackie-Athens Central School District. Prior to that position, he was a social studies teacher and an academic dean.
The search process for all three positions solicited community and staff input and involved different stakeholders in the interview process.
We are very excited about all three new administrators coming to our district.
Pictured from left- Elisa Soto, Michael Kealy, Crystal Sessoms
The next Board of Education Meeting
The next regular meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Monday, June 18, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. in the LGI at Beacon High School. The Board will honor tenure recipients and retirees.
BOE Committee Meetings in June
Facilities & Operations: Wednesday June 13, 2018 7:00 P.M.
Diversity: The meeting for Thursday June 14, 2018 8:15 P.M. was cancelled.
All meetings are at the District Office
The Board of Education and District Administration thanks the Beacon City School District community for your support of the children!
Proposition One: Shall the budget for the Beacon City School District for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2018 in the amount of $70,520,000 be adopted, and the necessary taxes to meet such espenditures be levied and collected?
Proposition II: Shall the bond resolution authorizing the purchase of school buses at a maximum cost of $380,730; authorizing the issuance of $380,730 bonds (5 year maximum maturity) and, with the respect to such bonds, providing for a tax levy therefor in annual installments; pledging the District's faith and credit for debt service; delegating powers with respect to bonds and notes; and providing for an estoppel procedure, be approved?
Board of Education
To elect three (3) members to the Board of Education for three year terms commencing July 1, 2018 and expiring June 30, 2021
Flora Stadler 601
James Case-Leal 555
Elissa Betterbid 552
Christine Galbo 517
Ali Muhammad 446
Joshua Galarza 271
The following resolution was adopted by the Board of Education at the rescheduled Canvass of Votes Meeting held on Wednesday, May 16, 2018
We understand the severe weather and declaration of state of emergency by the County Executive may have hampered the ability of some residents to travel to the polling sites late this afternoon and into the evening, however, State law obligates the Beacon City School District Board of Education to:
1. keep the polls open until 9:00 P.M., which is the time the Board of Education previously designated;
2. once the polls are closed, to count all of the ballots that have been cast for the budget, any other proposition and for each of the Board of Education candidates; and
3. accept and declare the results of the votes cast for the budget, any other proposition and the Board of Education candidates