BKW Board of Education Adopts 2018-19 Budget Proposal

At its meeting on April 9, the BKW Board of Education adopted a proposed budget of $23,255,186 for the 2018-19. BKW Superintendent, Dr. Timothy Mundell, presented the spending plan, which included an additional $97,000 of Foundation Aid as a result of the NYS Budget settlement on March 31. School Administrators and the Budget Advisory Committee …

Letter from Superintendent Mundell on New York State Grades 3-8 English Language Arts (ELA) and Math Tests

Dear BKW Parent/Guardian, In a few weeks, the New York State Grades 3-8 English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics Tests will be administered to students. Beginning this year, the number of test sessions for these annual assessments will be reduced from three days to two days. Additionally, like the 2016 and 2017 tests, the 2018 …

Reynolds-Flynn places 1st in the FFA Sub-State Leadership Development Event

Congratulations goes out to Kayleigh Reynolds-Flynn for placing first in the FFA Sub-State People in Agriculture Leadership Development Event for her presentation on New York State K9 Troopers. Kayleigh advanced to the Sub-State region after coming in 1st in the District II FFA Leadership Development Events in Pine Plains. Kayleigh will be competing at the …

BKW student-athletes take home WAC honors

Members of the Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball teams took home WAC conference honors at the end of the season. For the Girls team, Taylor Meacham was named WAC Mohawk Division MVP and Alexis Wright was named a WAC Mohawk Division First Team All-Star. For the Boys team, Slade Pulliam was named a WAC First …

Berne-Knox-Westerlo FFA Students win big in Leadership Development Events

Six members of the Berne-Knox-Westerlo FFA Chapter competed over the weekend at the District II FFA Leadership Development Events in Pine Plains, with five of them winning awards and moving on to the Eastern Region Sub States competitions! Kayleigh Reynolds-Flynn took 1st place in the Sr. People in Agriculture category, while Graycie Swain took 3rd. …

Changes to NYS Health examination requirements

Dear Parent/Guardian and Health Care Provider, This is to inform you of two important changes in Education Law effective 7/1/2018. Beginning 7/1/18 all New York State public school students must have a health exam when they enter school as a new entrant and in Pre-K or Kindergarten and grades 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and …

BKW Agriculture Advisory Board holds first meeting

On February 27th, the first organizational meeting of the BKW Agriculture Advisory Board was held. The function of this board is to support the BKW Agriscience Program, including the FFA by providing industry insight for program development. Attendance was great and the energy in the room was palatable. The following is a list of those …

Board of Education appoints Technology Integration Specialist

At a special meeting of the Berne-Knox-Westerlo Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, February 27th, the Board appointed Lisa Cala Ruud as Technology Integration Specialist for the district. Ms. Ruud begins March 28th. Technology Integration Specialist is a district level administrative position that will be responsible for the technical and instructional facets of our technology …