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April 7, 2014

Of Interest: April 7, 2014

Saranac School Board expects to adopt budget

SARANAC — The Saranac Central School Board will meet at 6:30 tonight at the District Office in Dannemora. 

The board contemplates convening an executive session for the purpose of discussing the employment of particular people and negotiations. 

The regular meeting will reconvene at about 6:50 p.m. 

Agenda items include a budget discussion, contract awards and the adoption of the 2014-15 budget and school calendar. 

See the complete agenda at the District Office and at 

The School Board is encouraging the public to attend.

ELCS sets budget forum for tonight

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School Board will hold a public budget forum at 6 p.m. Monday, April 7, in the conference room. 

Budget forums are designed for the school community to engage in conversation with school administration regarding the 2014-2015 school budget.

During Monday night’s session, participants will: receive an update on the budget process to-date; learn about key budget factors and figures; suggest ways the School District could reduce costs; and take a perceptions survey.

The community is encouraged to attend. For more information, contact the school office at 873-6371.

Jay Planning Board meeting postponed

JAY — The Town of Jay Planning Board meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. today has been postponed.

The Town Council will meet on Thursday, April 10, to appoint new members to the Planning Board to fill vacancies.

After that, the next Planning Board meeting will be scheduled.

Forum set on Common Core, data privacy

PLATTSBURGH — The North Country Alliance for Public Education is holding a forum at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at SUNY Plattsburgh, Sibley Hall, Room 212, to discuss the recent events surrounding the refusal movement toward NYS Common Core exams, data privacy for students and loss of local power in education. 

“Many issues in public education are quite controversial at this moment, and parents and community members need to understand what is at stake,” a press release said. 

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