Rye City School Board President, Laura Slack announced at the Board meeting on Tuesday night, that she is not seeking re-election.
Slack has been on the school board for 9 years which is three terms.
There are students and residents in Rye but, Tara Panagos goes above and beyond that. This fifth grader from the Midland School proves how much a human can care about animals. She knows the truth about unconditional love and displays that for animals, especially her very own cocker spaniel.
Her love for animals is unconditional. “Animals are important to me because I was born into a family with a dog ( Faith ), who was so sweet and gentle. When she was getting older and starting to die she had seizures and vet thought that she had a brain tumor. I don’t want to see animals suffer like that even if they are old, young or badly behaved,” said Panagos.
Effective, Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 12:01 a.m., fares will increase on all Bee-Line bus routes except the BxM4C Westchester-Manhattan Express. The Bee-Line System is part of the MTA’s MetroCard system and the fare increases are identical to those on the MTA New York City Transit system that will also go into effect on March 22.
The increases are as follows:
· Single-ride bus fares will increase to $2.75, from the current $2.50, the same as the authorized increase for New York City subways and buses. For seniors and the disabled with proper IDs, the fare will increase to $1.35, from the current $1.25.
· The 30-day unlimited-ride MetroCard (useable on Bee-Line buses and New York City buses and subways) will increase to $116.50 from the current $112. For seniors and the disabled, the 30-day unlimited–ride Reduced-Fare MetroCard will cost $58.25, up from $56.
· The 7-day unlimited-ride cards will increase to $31, from $30. For seniors and the disabled, the fare will increase to $15.50, up from $15.
· A bonus discount will be available on pay-per-ride MetroCards with a value of at least $5.50. The amount of the discount will increase from 5 percent to 11 percent.
· The fare for the Bee-Line Route BxM4C, Westchester-Manhattan Express will not change.
For further information about fares, visit our website or call the Bee-Line HOTLINE at (914) 813-7777
UPDATED: There are three seats on the Board of Education that will be up for election this year; Board President, Laura Slack’s, Chris Repetto’s and Nancy Pasquale’s terms conclude on June 30th, 2015.
At Tuesday, March 24, 2015’s meeting board members will announce whether they would be amenable to receive a nomination for an officer position.
Eligible candidates are those who are qualified voters in the Rye City School District, who will have lived in the Rye City School District for at least one year by the date of the election, which is May 19, 2015.
A qualified voter is at least 18 years of age, is a United States Citizen, not claim the right to vote elsewhere, not be in prison or on parole for a felony conviction.
Nomination to candidacy must be made by the submission of petitions which include the names of 100 qualified voters in the Rye City School District. Petitions must be submitted no later than April 29, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. Blank petitions are included in candidate packets.
On the seven‑member Board there are three seats up for election this year. The three Board of Education members whose terms conclude June 30th are eligible to run for re-election. The three candidates who receive the greatest number of votes will be elected to office. The term of office is for three years and begins July 1, 2015.
Questions may be directed to Elaine Cuglietto, District Clerk at 967-6100 ext. 6278.
Rye High School has implemented a new procedure for students. With the series of bomb threats that Rye High School has received this new procedure was implemented.
Mrs. Taylor explained to each grade how this new procedure will work. This procedure entails students signing in and out of each class if they need to leave the classroom. Students will need to put their name, date and time when leaving the classroom and when re-entering.
Ironically, Hommocks Middle School in Mamaroneck received a bomb threat a couple of weeks ago and they instituted a sign in and out log sheets as well.
Due to the postponement of the Friday show, there WILL be some tickets available for the final performance of West Side Story on Sunday, March 21 at 7:00 p.m.
They will be sold on a first come first served basis in the lobby of BBHS beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday.
The Blind Brook School District will be having a public meeting of the Board of Education on Monday, March 23rd at 7:30pm . in the Monroe E. Haas Instructional Media Center at the Blind Brook Middle/High School with the new Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Ross.
The agenda for this meeting can be found here.