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The O'Rourke Middle School Drama Club is proud to announce the production of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" on Friday, March 7 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 8 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $9 each and go on sale Feb. 14. Visit our link on showtix4u.com to purchase your tickets in advance. Check out dress rehearsal photos on the Daily Gazette website: [PHOTO GALLERY]
The BH-BL Board of Education passed a special resolution Tuesday night urging lawmakers to return control of local taxpayer funds to those locally elected representatives by eliminating the GEA and allowing for provisional, one-time exemptions from Wicks Law to school districts investing in STE(A)M initiatives. BH-BL has lost nearly $12 million to the GEA in the last four years, and the Wicks Law will cost the taxpayers of Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake $5 million on the Oct. 2013 voter-approved referendum project. [DOWNLOAD RESOLUTION]
The Meet-the-Candidate Night, where residents have an opportunity to meet BH-BL Board of Education candidates and ask them questions prior to the board election and school budget vote on May 20, has been moved to Monday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the BH-BL High School library. Please update your calendar to reflect the new date. Voters will have an opportunity to elect three community members to the board of education on May 20, 2014.
Congratulations to the Stevens Elementary School Odyssey of the Mind team that took first place for problem #3 at the Regional Competition held on Saturday, March 1. The students will now advance to the state competition held on Saturday, April 12 at Binghamton State University. [READ MORE]
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At the Feb. 27 Budget forum, nearly a dozen residents were in attendance and about 25 people participated online. Thank you for joining district administrators and the board of education to learn more about the budget process, hear an overview of the projected expenditures and revenues, learn about the impact the GEA has had on BH-BL and review the tax levy cap. Please continue to check the website for budget news. [BUDGET PRESENTATION]
The High School Drama Club is excited to be a part of "The Greatest Showman on Earth" production of "Barnum." Join the outstanding cast for a fabulous production on Friday, March 14 at 7 p.m. or Saturday, March 15 at 1 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are available online at or at the door.
Exciting leadership changes throughout the district that began last summer were completed and approved by the board at its Feb. 25 meeting. [READ MORE]
In late February, BH-BL began using a new online program--BoardDocs--to create and share board meeting agendas. This program allows for better efficiency and offers a more user-friendly format by providing different viewing options and better organization of supporting documents. To access BoardDocs simply go to the Board of Education webpage and select "agendas" on the navigation bar on the right.
If you are registering your child for kindergarten for the 2014-15 school year, registration will be in the evenings at Stevens Elementary School on Monday and Tuesday, March 10 and 11. Registration packets will be mailed to parents on Feb. 20 and will include the date and time parents are scheduled to register.
The heating system in the high school pool has been fixed. As of today, community swim has resumed. Thanks to the community for its patience while we fixed the pool. Happy swimming to you all.
The Class of 2014 invites you to a hilarious performance by Comic Hypnotist Michael Ray on Thursday, March 6 at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Tickets are on sale at the high school for $5 or at the door on the night of the event for $7.
This May, voters will have the opportunity to elect three community members to the BH-BL board of education. If you are interested in running for the board, please pick up a board candidate nomination petition at the District Office. Petitions are due to the Clerk of the Board Christopher Abdoo no later than Monday, April 21 at 5 p.m. Learn more about board member responsibilities and requirements here.
On Thursday, Feb. 6, BH-BL student athletes Morgan Burchhardt and Meg Largo attended an informal signing event in the High School library where they signed Letters of Intent for the College of Saint Rose and American International College (AIC), respectively. [READ MORE]
For the past two years, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) has required schools to make a number of significant changes in an effort to improve the quality and equality of education across the state. Despite the many changes required of us, we want to assure our community that the priority of the BH-BL Central School District always has been, and will continue to be, a high-quality, well-rounded education in a caring and nurturing environment, preparing our students to reach their highest potential in their adult lives. Because there have been so many state mandates thrust upon schools in such a short time, we feel it is important to clarify our position on three of the major aspects of the Regents Reform Agenda: Common Core Learning Standards, Testing, and the Collection and Use of Student Data. [READ FULL POSITION STATEMENT]