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Sewanhaka Appoints New Director

The Sewanhaka Central High School District Board of Education recently appointed Christopher Nelson to director of instructional technology and student achievement. Nelson will oversee the implementation and coordination of the district’s educational technology programs as well as the collection, management, and oversight of state reporting.

Nelson is presently director of strategic alliances for Teq. Prior to his position at Teq, he served as director of instructional technologies, libraries and computer services at North Syracuse Central School District; and director of instruction and technology at Sherburne-Earlville Central School District.

He was also regional coordinator of instructional technologies and library media services for DCMO BOCES in Norwich, NY.

As an adjunct faculty member in the business and computer science departments at Cayuga Community College, Nelson instructs A+ and MSCE certification and computing principles classes.

News

On March 29, women were invited to attend the second annual Women’s Symposium, Education to Entertainment: A Morning of Learning, Listening and Laughter, sponsored by the Floral Park Lions Club in collaboration with District 20k2. Through the generosity of the Sewanhaka Central High School District and Floral Park Memorial High School principal Dr. Kathleen Sottile and staff, the school hosted the event for the second year.

Women’s positions and responsibilities are constantly changing and there is an ongoing necessity to provide women with a forum by which to address these and other demands. The symposium concentrated on many current issues in 16 diversified and enlightening workshops.

The Sewanhaka Central High School District School Board adopted the 2014-15 proposed budget last week. The proposed budget total for the 2014-15 school year is $175.3 million, a budget increase of $3.52 million from last year. The tax levy increase is set at 2.1 percent. The budget vote will take place on May 20.

The current projection for state aid in 2014-15 is $29.2 million in the state legislative budget, a slight increase from last year ($27.8 million).

“There was a budget-to-budget state aid increase of 5.2 percent,” District Superintendent Dr. Ralph Ferrie said.


Calendar

Women’s Club Membership Meeting

Wednesday, April 16

North End Civic Association To Meet

Thursday, April 17

Blood Drive

Friday, April 18



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