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Board adopts proposed 2015-16 budget, community to vote on May 19

At a special meeting on Thursday, April 23, the Berne-Knox-Westerlo Board of Education adopted a $22,304,857 budget proposal for 2015-16 that continues all current core academic programs and services and calls for a 0.5 percent increase in the tax levy for next year. READ MORE

Board of Education to meet Thursday, April 23, 4 p.m. in Business Office

The Berne-Knox-Westerlo Central School District will hold a Special Board of Education meeting on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 4 p.m. in the Business Office, for the purpose of adopting the 2015-16 School Budget.

Journey through the bodyHonor Society students guide 'Journey through the Body'

More than 20 National Honor Society students from Berne-Knox-Westerlo were part of the “Journey through the Body” exhibition at Colonie Center on Friday, April 17.  Read More

A star-studded classroom

Congratulations to the winners of the first film festival held in in Ms. Del Bene’s English 12 class! Read More

skillsBKW students to compete at statewide SkillsUSA championships

Six Berne-Knox-Westerlo and Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical Education (CTE) students will compete later this month in the SkillsUSA statewide competition designed to test their technical skills and knowledge. Read More

WAC Students get a glimpse into each other’s lives in film festival

Drawing inspiration from the documentary “Life in a Day,” students in Ms. Del Bene’s English 12 class hosted a festival showcasing short films the students created about their lives. Read More

BKW to see more aid in approved state budget, increases tied to teacher evaluation system

After an unusual state budget process that included a mid-session change in Assembly leadership and preliminary school aid data that was withheld from school districts by the Governor, the Berne-Knox-Westerlo Central School District expects an estimated $328,554 increase in state funding over the current year as part of the final state budget approved by the State Legislature. Read More

BKW student-athletes sharpen leadership skills at conferencee

Twenty students from Berne-Knox-Westerlo in grades 7-12 attended the Western Athletic Conference Leadership Conference Tuesday, March 24, at Fulton-Montgomery Community College. Read More

District responds to March 19 Altamont Enterprise article

The following is a message from Interim Superintendent Joseph L. Natale concerning an article that appeared in the March 19 edition of The Altamont Enterprise. Read More

Public invited to March 23 school budget forum

A School Budget Community Forum on the 2015-16 Budget is being held on March 23, 2015, at 7 p.m. in the Secondary School Library. A school budget is a financial plan for a district’s educational program and services. We encourage our residents to join us in discussing the school district’s financial plan for the 2015-16 school year. Read More

Help put BKW in the national spotlight

 BKW student Thomas Fisher and his classmates in the New Visions: Law and Government class are headed to the “We The People: The Citizen and the Constitution” national competition, but they need your help getting there. Read More

Board approves 2015-16 school calendar

The Board of Education at its March 9 meeting approved the 2015-16 school calendar. Click here to view the calendar [PDF].

Landry appointed acting assistant principal

Longtime secondary school guidance counselor Annette Landry has been appointed the acting Assistant Principal/Athletic Director of the Berne-Knox-Westerlo secondary school. Read More

Community invited to 2015-16 School Budget Forum on March 23

In lieu of the regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting on March 23, the Berne-Knox-Westerlo Central School District will host a community forum on the 2015-16 school budget at 7 p.m. in the Secondary School library. We look forward to hearing from our community and hope that you can attend. Thank you.

BKW student’s artwork part of Regional Juried Art Exhibition

Berne-Knox-Westerlo student Ada Kent’s artwork will grace the The Esther Massry Gallery at the College of St. Rose as part of the 16th Annual High School Juried Art Exhibition. Read More

View 'New York Public Schools: The Right Investment'

 The video "New York Public Schools: The Right Investment" addresses the need for the state to provide adequate funding for schools. View the video

BKW New Visions student among state champions 

For the first time in the program’s history, a Capital Region team has won the “We The People: The Citizen and the Constitution” competition New York State Finals in Albany state championship. read More

District seeks public input on secondary school principal search

The Berne-Knox-Westerlo Board of Education is conducting a search for a secondary school principal and is looking for input from the community and volunteers for the principal selection committee. read More

BKW Secondary School ranked sixth among area high schools

The Berne-Knox-Westerlo Secondary School is ranked the sixth best public high school in the Albany area on the Niche list, a national rating determined by academic statistics reviews by parents, students and alumni. read More

Interested in running for the BKW Board of Education?

If you are interested in running for the BKW Board of Education and would like more information, Capital District School Boards Association invites you to attend a presentation by Linda Bakst, New York State School Boards Association Deputy Director of Policy Services. read More

Cuomo calls for $1.1 billion school aid increase and education reforms, with no mention of the GEA

Under the Executive Budget Proposal outlined by Governor Andrew Cuomo, state funding for schools would increase by $1.1 billion next year – provided that state lawmakers go along with a series of education reforms that he described as “ambitious” in his combined budget address and State of the State message. read More

District seeks public input on superintendent


The Berne-Knox-Westerlo Board of Education is conducting a search for a school superintendent and is looking for your input. read More

BKW student among 2015 'We The People' winners

Berne-Knox-Westerlo High School student Thomas Fischer and his classmates in the  New Visions: Law & Government program outperformed nearly 40 of their peers on January 10 to win the regional “We The People: The Citizen and the Constitution” competition at Albany Law School. read More

A note on extreme weather conditions

As a result of the weather forecast for the balance of this week, and possibly into next week, this notice is a reminder to parents of the importance of providing children with appropriate outer wear every day during these extreme weather conditions. read More

Summermatter appointed interim Secondary School Principal

On Monday, Dec. 22, the Berne-Knox-Westerlo Board of Education appointed Mary Katherine Summermatter to serve as interim secondary school principal, effective January 12. read More

Community gathers at candlelight vigil for Kenneth White

Several hundred people from in and around the Berne-Knox-Westerlo school community gathered in memory of Kenneth White at a candlelight vigil coordinated by the Berne-Knox-Westerlo Parent Teacher Association on Monday, Dec. 22.
View photos from the vigil

District mourns the loss of elementary student Kenneth White

It is with profound sadness that the district shares this information with the BKW community. read More

BKW Key Club raises money for local family

The Key Club recently raised money from the sale of Spirit Beads to help a local family. read More

Corey appointed Jefferson Superintendent

Secondary School Principal Brian Corey appointed as Superintendent of Jefferson Central Schools. read More

BKW boasts four Scholar Athlete teams for the fall season. read More

BKW high school students were climbing the walls during a recent field trip for Physical Education class. read More

Berne-Knox-Westerlo senior Allie Tedeschi has signed a Division 1 national letter of intent to the University of Hartford for track/cross-country. read More

Meet Dr. John Metallo, the new Interim Assistant Principal for the high school -- and also its athletic director read profile

A class schedule note: The BKW District will have half-day dismissal at 11:30 a.m. on November 21.  The BKW Elementary will also have a half-day parent conference day on November 14. Info on Parent Conference appointments (PDF)

Ms. Alyssa Miccuci’s second grade students have received a shipment of three new Apple iPads for their classroom. Check out why

Check out a gallery of BKW students and teachers enjoying some time in costumes to celebrate Halloween.

Happy Halloween, BKW! Here is the agenda (PDF) for the Monday, Nov. 3 board meeting schedule at the business office. The public session starts at 7 p.m.

The BKW Key Club will be sponsoring a coat drive. Boxes will be located in the MS/HS office between Oct. 27-Nov. 17

Local legislators to address state funding, Common Core at Oct. 30 community event in Duanesburg (flyer)

The BKW Support Staff team recently capped a successful hygiene-kit drive.

BKW commends community, staff at annual recognition ceremony

Special board meeting on Oct. 6 will include recognition ceremony


Two soccer games will highlight fall sports festivities.

It's an exciting time at BKW. Here's some information about some new teachers and support staff. (Updated Oct. 4) READ MORE

BKW has released documents of its goals this year. The Board of Education and the Superintendent each have lists.

BKW has released a nomination form for its annual recognition ceremony. On Oct. 6, the Board of Education will recognize individuals who have given outstanding service to BKW schools. Give your input here READ MORE

Here is the Board of Education's agenda for a 7 p.m. meeting on Monday, Sept. 15. READ MORE

BKW students and teachers will benefit from a group of summertime computer-lab helpers. READ MORE

Here are the Board Meeting notes from July 21 and August 11, 2014 -- BOE meeting July 21; BOE Meeting August 11

Congratulations to the 53 member of the BKW High School Class of 2014 which held commencement exercises this morning at the Egg in Albany. view video tribute


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The BKW Class of 2014 outlines plans for after graduation; valedictorian, salutatorian and student academic leadership awardees honored

Congratulations Sue Conklin, an incident-free BKW bus driver since 1987, who has been awarded the AAA Hudson Valley Traffic Safety Award this year. This award is given each year to selected school bus drivers based upon their safety mindedness.

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