7:00 PM MES Spring Concert
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM Valley Central Education Foundation Annual Longaberger Basket Fundraiser
7:00 PM Berea 5th Grade Spring Concert
On Thursday, April 20, the Valley Central Board of Education voted to adopt the district’s proposed budget of $101,247,326 during its regularly scheduled meeting. The proposed budget, which represents a 2.75% spending increase or $1,845,191 will result in a tax levy increase of 2.69% -- an increase which is within the district’s legal limit as defined by New York’s tax levy cap legislation.
A small gaggle of students, all smiles, crowd around a tiny pony on a field at Montgomery Elementary School. To the casual observer, it looks more like a scene from a birthday party featuring a traveling petting zoo than a therapy session; but these students are all learning how to conquer some of the physical, mental and emotional challenges associated with disabilities.
Although the district has identified Walden Elementary School as being in need of improvements and repairs, building a new school is only one option out of many that the district is exploring.
According to the college’s website, the award recognizes the achievements of deserving Orange County youth who are traditionally under-represented in the college population in 10 categories: athletics, citizenship, creative arts, diversity, English Language Arts, foreign languages, mathematics, perseverance/effort, sciences and technology.
Valley Central High School athletes Francesca Scaudroni and Josh Zock are the 2017 recipients of the Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association’s (OCIAA) Scholar Athlete Award. The annual award is presented by the OCIAA to one female and male student from each OCIAA school who ranks in the top 20 percent of his or her class, participates in at least one varsity sport and is an above-average athlete who demonstrates outstanding citizenship.
Berea Elementary School Principal John Solimando is so proud of the first-grade students that he has decided to hold Saturday school so that they can learn even more. The students are trying to persuade him to reconsider. Will they succeed?
From Feb. 8 through Feb. 14, students in Walden Elementary School were immersed in the message that kindness matters. The school celebrated “Kindness Makes a Difference Week” with a host of activities promoting peacemaking and kindness.
The Valley Central Middle School (VCMS) PTA (Parent Teacher Association) honored remarkable individuals who have made significant contributions to the community throughout the years during the organization’s annual Founder’s Night, held on March 21 in the VCMS cafeteria.
While her life was tragically cut short during the Columbine High School shooting on April 20, 1999, Rachel Joy Scott’s shining example of kindness and compassion was not defeated that day. This presentation is a powerful reminder of the little things we can do every day to make our world a better place.
A Special Meeting of the Board of Education is scheduled to take place on Monday, March 20, 2017 at 6 p.m. in the Administration Building, for the purpose of a Board Retreat during which Board operations and procedures will be discussed. It is anticipated that the Board will move into Executive Session for its discussion. No action is expected to take place.
The next audit committee meeting scheduled to take place on Thursday, Feb. 9 has been rescheduled to Thursday, Feb. 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the board room of the administration building
On January 30th 2017, the Valley Central Board of Education approved the Smart Schools Investment Plan. Smart Schools funding as proposed in the SSIP will allow Valley Central to invest in network infrastructure upgrades as well as improved video and door security technologies. Read more about the SSIP here.
District administrators have been notified that a company called “National Campus Professionals” has been attempting to solicit advertisement purchases from local businesses under the guise of being affiliated with Valley Central School District.
Please be advised that the district has no affiliation with this company.
A statement from Lisa Raymond, Assistant Superintendent of Business re: tax rebates:
The Valley Central School did stay under the tax cap and did submit a government efficiency plan that was approved. Taxpayers should expect to receive a rebate from the NYS Division of Budget.