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Bethlehem Central High School

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Search for new Bethlehem Central superintendent continues on

The search for Bethlehem Central School District’s next superintendent has begun — and your input is requested.

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GEA restoration means smaller class sizes and more time with students

After cutting 36 teaching positions during the height of the economic crisis, the Bethlehem Central School District is now finally able to regain some of the teaching staff levels it once held.

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Jody Monroe appointed interim superintendent of Bethlehem Central School District

On the heels of the mid-June announcement of Superintendent Thomas J. Douglas’s departure, current Assistant Superintendent Jody Monroe will now step in as interim superintendent.

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Projects underway

BC buildings finish upgrades as part of 2012-13 bond

District officials at Bethlehem Central schools are preparing to finish project upgrades as part of the 2012-13 bond initiative, now that summer vacation is underway.

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Bethlehem Central School District ranked No. 6

The Bethlehem Central School District has been ranked sixth in overall educational performance out of 431 upstate school districts.

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Bethlehem Central School District finalizes budget proposal

School board members are focused on a 2015-16 budget totaling $94.16 million, which increases spending about 1.5 percent. The proposal does not tap any undesignated fund balance, while proposing an unusually low tax increase.

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Bethlehem Central School District outlines spending

Governor’s delay causes strife on district budgeting for next year

School board members heard proposals over what money needs to be spent next year to address several issues outside of the classroom.

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Bethlehem Central High School teacher on leave a second time

District investigating lab experiments performed in class

A Bethlehem High School science teacher has been placed on administrative leave for a second time while the district investigates lab experiments performed in his class.

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Bethlehem Central High School officials say permits keep parking fair

Round of tickets handed out as students vie for limited spaces

Some Bethlehem Central High School students were upset last week and took to Twitter to complain after their cars were ticketed for parking in the school lot without a permit.

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Bethlehem Central mulls new start time

Officials say there are many obstacles to beginning school day later for teens

Bethlehem Central will begin preliminary discussions about starting school later for older students, but the issue’s many barriers could put a stop to the idea before it is seriously considered.

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Bethlehem school tax rate comes in under estimates

District officials cite town’s reassessment as the reason

Bethlehem residents are set to see a lower school tax rate following the reassessment project that occurred earlier in the year.

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Chinese program ends at Bethlehem Central School District

District can’t find a certified teacher for the course; parents upset at timing

The Bethlehem Central School District’s Chinese language program is ending sooner than expected after the interview process for a new teacher was unsuccessful.

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Bethlehem, Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk school districts to collect own taxes

Bethlehem passes responsibility back to district officials

In a move to help Bethlehem residents save money, the town will no longer be collecting taxes on behalf of two local school districts.

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District ready to talk numbers

BC officials hope restoration of state aid would prevent program cuts

Bethlehem Central School District is facing a preliminary budget gap of $4.8 million for the 2014-15 school year, but officials are hoping some of that money will be restored in the state budget.

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Board splits bond vote

BC Facilities, athletic turf to be separate referendums, public hearing Jan. 16

The Bethlehem Central School District Board of Education has elected to split the proposal for facilities upgrades and a new athletic turf into two bond resolutions to go before the public

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Board backs turf, barely

BC school board could change mind on $3.8M sports field before bond finalized

A slim majority of Bethlehem Central Board of Education supported including plans for an artificial turf athletic field within a facilities bond at a recent meeting, but were careful to point out their opinions could change before the final resolution is passed in January.

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Price tag balloons on BC projects

Architectural review finds bond would be $26M for repairs, field

Bethlehem Central Board of Education members experienced a slight case of sticker shock when estimates for facilities upgrades jumped by millions following an architect’s review.

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BCHS trespasser identified

Former student playing prank

A former student has been held responsible for trespassing on Bethlehem High School property yesterday as a prank, according to police.

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Whooping cough found at BC High

The Bethlehem Central School District has confirmed a case of pertussis at the high school.

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Bethlehem unions reach contract agreement

Teachers, principals groups still must ratify deals, savings said to total $2.7 million

Contract negotiations between the Bethlehem Central Teacher’s Association, the Bethlehem Principal’s Association and the school district have come to a close.

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BC school board adopts budget

$88.2M spending plan will challenge the tax cap

The Bethlehem Central school board adopted a spending plan for the 2012-13 school year, which included a levy limit increase of 3.99 percent.

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Busing could play role in BC’s budget

Board considers changes to walking distance, closing middle school pool

In an effort to close a $4.2 million budget gap, Bethlehem Central School officials announced the first proposed 2012-13 budget cuts at a workshop on Wednesday, March 7 focusing on transportation and maintenance.

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BC projects $4.4M budget gap

Another round of tough budgeting will kick off in coming weeks

The Bethlehem Central School District is projecting a deficit of nearly $4.4 million for the 2012-13 school year budget, even after factoring in the use of $1.75 million in reserve funds and a tax hike.

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School board hears updates on BCHS, Clarksville

Bethlehem Central School District Superintendent Michael Tebbano provided the Board of Education with an update regarding recent drug incidents at the high school during a Dec. 7 meeting.


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