Including architects' drawings, newsletter & list of all projects
School is closed for spring recess Monday, April 25 to Friday, April 29. Classes resume Monday, May 2. Enjoy the break!
The basic, one-page 2016-17 calendar is now available. The districtwide calendar and directory will be mailed to residents in August. [CALENDAR]
If you notice police and other law enforcement vehicles at CHES on Tuesday, April 26, it's because BH-BL is allowing the New York State Police to use the school as a training site. Many area school district's work in conjunction with local law enforcement to provide training facilities when buildings are empty. This training session is taking place during BH-BL's spring break and, therefore, does not disrupt the school day.
At its April 19 meeting, the board unanimously adopted the 2016-17 budget proposal that will go before voters on Tuesday, May 17. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the BH-BL High School gym. The proposed budget is $63,905,956 and would increase spending by 1.87 percent. The plan carries a tax levy increase of 1.32 percent, which is below the maximum allowable levy limit and results in an estimated 0.65 percent tax rate increase. A detailed budget brochure will be mailed to all residents in early May. The mandated budget hearing is Tuesday, May 3 and the Meet-the-Candidates Night is Tuesday, May 10 at 7 p.m. in the high school library.
At the WorldStrides Heritage Music Festival in Washington, D.C., the BH-BL Music Program received the Festival Sweepstakes trophy for earning the highest combined scores. They also...[READ MORE & PHOTOS]
BH-BL staff are excited to host a Special Olympics Track & Field Meet on Saturday, April 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the 8-lane track around Centennial Field at BH-BL High School. In order to make this event a success for competitors and spectators, volunteers are needed (students, staff and community members). If you are interested in volunteering, please register online. [REGISTER] [FLYER]
In addition to voting on the 2016-17 school budget vote on Tuesday, May 17 residents may also elect two candidates to the BH-BL Board of Education. Learn more about the four candidates seeking to fill the two seats at the district's annual Meet-the-Candidates Night, Tuesday, May 10 at 7 p.m. in the high school library.
The board hosted its second Budget Forum on Tuesday, April 12 where school leaders outlined the nearly complete proposal for 2016-17 that carries a tax levy increase of 1.32%, which is below its maximum allowable 'tax cap,' and results in an estimated 0.65% tax rate increase. The proposed budget is expected to be adopted at the April 19 board meeting, and put to public vote on Tuesday, May 17. A detailed budget newsletter will be mailed to residents in early May. Don't forget to vote. [RECORDING OF PRESENTATION]
A special meeting of the BH-BL Board of Education was held Tuesday, April 12, where board members listened to residents during privilege of the floor and discussed and approved, 5 to 2, a resolution addressing administration of grades 3-8 state assessments. You can watch a recording of the meeting and view the resolution. [VIDEO] [RESOLUTION]
The district's first K-5 Math & Movement Night was a huge hit. Parents, students, teachers and high school student volunteers worked together to solved math problems using large-scale floor mats aimed at ... [PHOTO GALLERY]
Recently, three BH-BL students from Mrs. Wheeler's Multimedia for Business class had the opportunity to video and interview State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia at... [READ MORE]
The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation has named Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake one of the “Best Communities for Music Education” in the nation for the fourth year in a row. [READ MORE]
At its January meeting, the Board of Education approved the district's comprehensive technology investment plan that will be submitted to the state to be considered for SmartSchools Bond money...[READ MORE & VIEW PLAN]