Budget Advisory Committee Reviews Human Resource Adjustment Strategy 

At the Budget Advisory Committee (BAC) meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 24, members reviewed Human Resource Adjustments, the fourth and final strategy for dealing with the possibility of significant mid-year state aid cuts. Review of Feedback from Previous Meetings Before presenting the new material, the committee reviewed feedback from last week’s meeting. Some members were hoping …

Students Selected to Perform with NYSBDA’s Honor Band

Four BH-BL High School students who are in Concert Band have been  selected to perform (virtually) with the New York State Band Directors Association (NYSBDA) prestigious Honor Band! Congratulations to students musicians: Emilie Bennett on flute, Mia Belanger on oboe, Tingwen Zhang on oboe, and Justin Ronca on clarinet (alternate). The student musicians will experience …

Program & Service Reductions Overview Provided at BAC Meeting

Budget Advisory Committee Reviews Strategy #3 At the district’s Budget Advisory Committee (BAC) meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 17, members were presented with an overview of a third strategy for dealing with the possibility of significant mid-year state aid cuts–Program and Service Reductions. As in previous weeks, the committee was asked to look at this strategy …

Holiday Dinners To Go, Dec. 9

Place your orders by Dec. 1 Sponsored by the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Educational Support Association and Prepared by Spartan Catering. All proceeds will be donated to the BH-BL Giving Tree Foundation to support BH-BL families in need. Orders can be picked up curbside on Wednesday, Dec. 9 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the BH-BL …

Boussa & Slisher Named Commended Students

Congratulations to BH-BL High School seniors Madeline Boussa and Nathan Slisher for being named Commended Students in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program.  They are recognized for their exceptional academic promise demonstrated by their outstanding performance on the PSAT. The National Merit® Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. Approximately …

Gov. Announces New Travel Guidelines

NYS COVID-19 Travel Advisory Effective November 4, 2020 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced new guidelines allowing out-of state travelers to New York to “test out” of the mandatory 14-day quarantine. Travelers from states that are contiguous (share a border) with New York will continue to be exempt from the travel advisory; however covered travelers …

HS Drama Club To Share Recording of “Tension” in November

Due to the complexity of live streaming a play while adhering to social distancing guidelines, BH-BL HS Drama Club advisors have decided, out of an abundance of caution, to record the fall production instead of performing it live. Small groups of students will record their parts separately and the different recordings be edited to create …

District Adds Half Days for Educational Planning & Sustainability Purposes

Be Sure to Update Your Calendars After meeting with faculty and staff, and assessing ongoing professional development needs related to in-person, hybrid, and remote learning, district leaders have decided to modify the half day schedule in November and December in order to incorporate additional professional development and educational planning opportunities for staff. “In order to …