Sarah Wolpoff

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$147.5 million school budget adopted despite trustee’s fight for changes

Port Chester Board of Education member Geroge Ford was the sole dissenter.

Mandates that flourish in the classroom: P.C. Schools expands biliteracy programs

Every student in need of English Language Learner (ELL) services must be provided options. It’s the law.

Newfound self-care discovered through a Newfoundland doggo

As any high schooler will likely confirm, junior year is rough. Students often find themselves feeling the pressure squeezing around from all angles—like a stress ball getting clenched by the hand of a burdened mind. And the angst comes from forces both academic and social; finding health in both, to them, feels monumentally important.

Average PCSD tax to spike $500 despite limited levy increase

Preparing for the 2024-25 school year, the Port Chester School District is proposing the most modest budget that has been seen in a while. Spending increases are more limited because state aid influxes that have boosted the schools over the last three years are settling down, and the district must now rely more heavily on tax revenues to enhance programs.

‘Did anyone else feel that?’

Natural phenomena have made it a crazy week, with one expected event, the near-total solar eclipse on Monday, Apr. 8, wowing Rye Town residents a few days after another one briefly rattled them.

Over 100 likely unmarked graves identified at African American Cemetery

The Town of Rye has an historic treasure sitting in its backyard, and the understanding of the checkered past it embodies continues to get enriched.

Dark times are coming, in an astronomical way

Whether it’s on broadcast television or social media feeds, news about the solar eclipse coming next week has been hard to miss.

Going green has a price tag

In 2023, when monthly utility bills were coming in at the $300 range, Dick Hubert didn’t bat an eye. But as the last few consecutive months produced payment demands of $600, it hurt.

Afterschool, field trips up for debate in PCSD 2024-25 spending proposal

For the last three years, the Port Chester School District has been embracing an era of “new,” where an influx of state aid has brought a plethora of new programs and positions. This year, however, as significant budget-to-budget increases are no longer in play, the district is facing an era of stabilization while crafting the 2024-25 spending plan, where tighter financial circumstances must be discussed.

Stimulated learning: music therapy at PCSD enhances class for special education students

Many students with special needs process stimuli differently when compared to their neurotypical peers, explained Port Chester Schools Director of Special Education Tatiana Memoli. And a long-established program at the school district helps those students through the developmental process of embracing those sensations: music therapy.

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