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District NEWS

April 22, 2106

Spring Recess, April 25-29

School is closed for spring recess Monday, April 25 to Friday, April 29. Classes resume Monday, May 2. Enjoy the break!

April 22, 2016

BH-BL releases 2016-17 calendar

The basic, one-page 2016-17 calendar is now available. The districtwide calendar and directory will be mailed to residents in August. [CALENDAR]

April 22, 2016

State police to use CHES for safety training, April 26

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.

April 19, 2016

Board adopts 2016-17 budget proposal to go before voters May 17

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.

April 19, 2016

WorldStrides vocal winners

BH-BL Music Department earns highest scores at WorldStrides Heritage Music Festival

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]

April 19, 2016

BH-BL to host Special Olympics Track & Field Meet, April 30

Volunteers needed

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]

April 19, 2016

Meet-the-Candidates Night, May 10

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.

April 12, 2016

Board hosted 2016-17 Budget Forum

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]

April 12, 2016

Board held special meeting, April 12

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]

April 1, 2016

Math Night

K-5 students get moving at district's math fun night

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]

March 31, 2016

BH-BL HS students interview State Education Commissioner Elia

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]

March 31, 2016

BH-BL earns national music honors for fourth straight year

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]

REPOSTED January 12, 2016

tech plan cover photo

School leaders to submit technology investment plan to state for SmartSchools Bond funding

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]


Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake
Central School District

50 Cypress Drive

Glenville, NY 12302

Superintendent Patrick McGrath

(518) 399-9141 ext. 85002

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