Onteora Central School District

By Lissa Harris on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012 - 9:39 pm
The Daily Freeman reports that the PTA of Bennett Elementary School, one of three in the Onteora district, is circulating petitions calling on the school board to reject the only reconfiguration plan on the table that would allow Phoenicia Elementary to... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012 - 11:27 am
Editor's note: The Onteora Central School District held a meeting last night in Boiceville at which Superintendent Phyllis Spiegel McGill said that she prefers the "bookend" plan, according to an article in the Daily Freeman. -- Julia Reischel Dear Editor... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011 - 11:40 am
The Onteora Central School District is currently contemplating a reconfiguration of its three elementary schools -- a process that could result in the closing of a school, or a new division of the grade levels. The Onteora Board of Education recently... Read more
By Anne Pyburn Craig on Monday, Dec. 12, 2011 - 11:26 am
Poster by a Bennett Elementary School fourth-grader, included in a 2009 exhibit at the Ulster County Clerk's Office. With enrollments falling and budget battles growing ever fiercer, the Onteora Central School District will soon have to face the agonizing... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Sep. 30, 2011 - 12:28 pm
The Onteora School District could be broke by 2016, according to a financial expert who addressed the school board on Wednesday. According to the Daily Freeman, Richard Timbs, the financial advisor, had dire news: If the district continues on its present... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Saturday, Sep. 3, 2011 - 4:21 pm
We heard this morning from the Onteora Central School District that school will be opening as usual on Wednesday. Here's the press release that was sent out today: As of 10:00 am this morning Phoenicia Elementary has power. All Onteora Schools will open... Read more
By Maxanne Resnick on Wednesday, May. 18, 2011 - 10:20 am
On May 23rd, 2011, from 5:30-7:30 pm, the Onteora MS/HS cafeteria will be the site of “Cool Aid,” a Farm-to-Table fundraiser, the proceeds of which will enable the purchase of a walk-in freezer for the school district’s food services. Last year, the... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, May. 17, 2011 - 11:24 am
Uncle Rock, the rockstar alterego of Phoenicia resident Robert Warren, played some of his first shows at the Phoenicia Library. It's not suprising that in the library's hour of need, he wants to give back. Uncle Rock: Photo by Franco VogtWarren and his... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, May. 16, 2011 - 4:19 pm
Tomorrow, voters across New York State turn out to decide the fate of school budgets and school boards. In the Onteora school district (which spans Shandaken, Olive, Woodstock, Hurley, and a sliver of Lexington), polls will be open at all four elementary... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, May. 5, 2011 - 2:50 pm
The Woodstock Times reports today that the Onteora middle and high schools will soon be installing 50 video surveillance cameras around campus. That in itself isn't too surprising -- more and more schools have begun using video cameras to beef up security... Read more


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