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May 2, 2016

2016-17 school budget vote, May 17

On Tuesday, May 17 residents will go to the polls to vote on a $63.9 million budget for next school year. The proposal carries a tax levy of 1.32 percent and results in a tax rate increase of 0.65 percent. Residents will also be asked to elect two candiates to the Board of Education. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the high school gym.

REPOSTED May 2, 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 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 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

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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