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District NEWS

August 26, 2016

Is your SNN information up to date?

With a new school year approaching, now is a good time to review and update, if needed, your subscriber profile information in the BH-BL School News Notifier (SNN) email alert system. [READ MORE]

August 5, 2016

Bus routes available on website

In the past, BH-BL bus routes were published in the district calendar. However, when the calendar goes to print the bus routes are typically still being finalized and often change after the calendar has been printed. To ensure we share accurate information with parents, the bus routes have been removed from the printed calendar but are available on the transporation webpage. [BUS ROUTES] Questions about bus routes can be directed to the Transportation Department at 399-9141, ext. 83524.

August 24, 2016

BH-BL’s average tax rate of 0.15% comes in much lower than expected

At its August meeting, the Board of Education adopted the 2016-17 property tax rates for the BH-BL school district. The weighted average tax rate increase is 0.15 percent, which is lower than the estimated 0.65 percent tax rate increase that had been predicted in May during the school budget vote. [FULL STORY]

August 24, 2016

Grades 6 & 9 Orientations, Sept. 7

Don't forget that on Wednesday, Sept. 7, BH-BL is hosting orientations for students entering grades 6 and 9. Orientation is from 7:45 to 11:50 a.m. at O'Rourke Middle School and BH-BL High School, respectively.

August 24, 2016

Kindergarten Orientation, Sept. 8

Don't forget that on Thursday, Sept. 8, each BH-BL elementary school is hosting orientation for incoming kindergarten students and their parents. Check with your respective schools for more details.

August 24, 2016

First Days of School, Sept. 8 & 9

We hope you had a great summer and are ready to kick off the 2016-17 school year! The first day of school for students in grades 1-12 is Thursday, Sept. 8. Kindergarten students will begin school on Friday, Sept. 9.

August 5, 2016

2016-17 calendar cover

2016-17 calendars in mailboxes week of August 15

The BH-BL 2016-17 school calendars and fall continuing education brochures are expected be in mailboxes the week of August 15. If you do not receive a calendar, please contact Tara Mitchell at The calendar grid pages can also be downloaded.

August 3, 2016

Why are there piles of dirt at O’Rourke Middle School?

Have you asked yourself that question recently after driving passed the school? Well, wonder no longer. Here’s the answer: [READ MORE]

June 29, 2016

Superintendent Offices now at O'Rourke Middle School

The Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction, Registrar, Communications and Community Liaison offices have moved to temporary space at O'Rourke Middle School, 173 Lakehill Road. The new mailing address is BH-BL District Office, PO Box 1389, Ballston Lake, NY 12019. Phone extensions are the same. As part of the district's $34.2 million voter-approved renovations project, the district offices will be relocated to the high school in the 2017-18 school year.

June 29, 2016

Construction in full swing, schools closed for summer break

It's an exciting time for BH-BL as construction crews at Charlton Heights, Pashley, and BH-BL High School are in the middle of renovating or building new space. Throughout the summer, those schools and surrounding areas (fields, tennis courts, playgrounds, etc.) are closed to the public. Thank you for your patience as we improve BH-BL facilities.