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  • Anne Capeci versus  the Board of Education
    The last few Port Chester Board of Education meetings have been well attended by members of the Taxpayer Alliance Group, Port Chester Partnership for Schools and Community and a large elephant that took up most of the front row. It’s no secret that the $79.95 million capital project has a 4-1 board approval rating, but the elephant rears its trunk when the one tries to speak out and is overshadowed by the four.
  • Two weeks and one more rally before the P.C. school bond vote
    The Port Chester Board of Education and former Bond Advisory Committee members hosted a presentation and a question/answer session at the Port Chester Middle School on Wednesday, March 8 in an effort to answer any lingering questions about the upcoming $79.95M capital project.
  • At the last few Port Chester school board meetings, the same group of people spoke for or against the upcoming capital project. While the usual crowd did express their opinions to the Board of Education during their meeting on Tuesday, March 7, it was the three students who stole the show. 

  • Will passing the Port Chester bond positively affect property values?

    Members of the Port Chester Board of Education and the Bond Advisory Committee have claimed that the upcoming $79.95 million capital project will improve property values if the bond to pay for it passes. How true is this statement?

  • Should bond include more classrooms for Blind Brook Middle/High School?

    Bruno M. Ponterio Ridge Street School is the focus of Blind Brook School District’s proposed capital project, but the school board is also tackling the questions of whether or not Blind Brook Middle and High School needs swing spaces and what will happen to the elementary school students if the community supports funding for the project. They met on Monday, March 6 to discuss these issues. 

  • Port Chester Schools Superintendent Dr. Edward Kliszus presented his preliminary 2017-18 budget Tuesday night, March 7 at the middle school.

    Not much was revealed about the work-in-progress document because Dr. Kliszus is waiting on the state budget, which is due April 1. 
  • Blind Brook school budget to stay under tax levy cap

    Blind Brook School District’s 2017-18 budget is currently $11 under the tax levy cap, as presented by Superintendent Dr. Jonathan Ross on Saturday, March 3 during the community budget presentation. 

  • Blind Brook High School is ‘Born to Hand Jive, Baby!’

    This play could be systematic, ultramatic, hydromatic, why, it’s Blind Brook High School’s production of “Grease!”

    The show is running from Thursday, March 9 to Saturday, March 11 with show times on Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
  • Reading brings together the Port Chester community
    Port Chester Police Officer Melissa Rosario reads to Danielle Salera's kindergarten class during the Early Learning Center’s Reading Together day on Thursday, Feb. 16. The day brought many municipal and school officials, such as members of the Port Chester Board of Education and Port Chester Mayor Dennis Pilla, to the Central Avenue school to read to students.
  • If you still have questions about the upcoming $79.95 million Port Chester school bond vote, there are opportunities to get them answered. The Board of Education, along with Superintendent Dr. Edward Kliszus and members of the Bond Advisory Committee (BAC), are hosting a community presentation all about the capital project on Wednesday, March 8 at 7 p.m. in the Port Chester Middle School auditorium. 

  • P.C. cheerleaders make history

    Their routines are over, their pompoms have been put away, but their hard work propelled the junior varsity and varsity cheerleaders into Port Chester High School history during the Universal Cheerleaders Association’s national competition beginning on Feb. 11. 

    After a long night following a cancelled flight, the junior varsity team was finally on their way to Florida for their first ever nationals bid. 
  • RSS students share the love with less fortunate children

    Valentine’s Day is a time to show love to those who matter to you, but the fourth grade classes at Bruno M. Ponterio Ridge Street School decided to open their hearts to complete strangers on Tuesday, Feb. 14. 

  • Model UN Club makes Blind Brook history
    After a flurry of panic and snow, the Blind Brook High School Model UN Club managed to beat the weather as well as many other delegates during the Johns Hopkins University Model UN Conference. After rescheduling their bus trip to leave before the snow hit on Thursday, Feb. 9, the students were ready to face whatever challenges were ahead of them. 
  • A new bassoon has PCMS over the moon
    A group of Port Chester Middle School students gathered together to accept their new bassoon on Thursday, Feb. 16.
  • BBHS football players encouraged to give back

    Even in the off-season, the Blind Brook High School varsity football team is pitching in to help their greater community.

    Team members and their coach stationed themselves in front of Acme Supermarket in the Washington Park Plaza on Saturday, Feb. 4 collecting donations for Food 2 Grow On.

  • Blind Brook Board of Education meetings are generally decently attended by the district’s faculty, but Monday, Feb. 13’s assembly saw the Blind Brook High School auditorium filled with over 100 members of the Blind Brook-Rye Federation of Teachers. They were eager to hear Superintendent Dr. Jonathan Ross’s presentation of the district’s preliminary 2017-18 budget. 

  •  B.B. Teachers Federation calls for a fair new contract

    The Blind Brook-Rye Federation of Teachers spoke about their desire to obtain a new teachers’ contract because teachers are currently working under a contract that expired on June 30, 2016. 

  • How much will the P.C. bond cost you? Average homeowner will pay 98 cents per day

    For the first time in three months, the Port Chester Board of Education was in unanimous agreement during their Tuesday, Feb. 7 meeting at the Port Chester Middle School. But, then again, the board members weren’t voting on anything related to the proposed capital project. 

  • Geared up and ready to roll during regionals

    The Blind Brook High School Jellyfish were oiled up and gearing to go, but the water was too turbulent for them to stay ahead during the Hudson Valley NY FIRST Tech Challenge Regional Championship on Sunday, Feb. 5 at Pace University in Pleasantville.

  • Supporting the schools beyond the students

    Working in a Port Chester school isn’t just about empowering and supporting the student, it’s also about making sure the student’s family isn’t left behind. This is what Carmen Parker, the community school coordinator at Thomas A. Edison Elementary School, works to ensure. 

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