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RS Approves Capital Project

Residents of the Richfield Springs Central School District approved a Capital Project last month.

Results of the Dec. 13 vote were 44 in favor and 24 against. The $1.97 million project includes replacing the Small gym and Fitness Center roofs, cement work and replacing windows. If there are funds, scoreboard and bleachers will

be replaced.The Richfield Springs Board of Education also had a meeting that night.

CFES Brilliant Pathways Mentoring Program members and advisor Jodi Bard gave a presentation.

Superintendent Tom Piatti welcomed the student representatives to the Board. He said there are plans to increase student reports for future meetings.

Piatti said he appreciates the BackPack Program and the collaboration with the Food Bank. He talked about concerns with growing expenses and limited state funds.

Elementary Principal Dr. Rene Wilson talked about the Think Tank meeting. She gave an update on the holiday spirit week.

Junior-Senior High Principal Matt St. Peter gave a presentation that included highlights such as the Positivity Project, parent-teacher conferences, computer-based testing, student activities and winter sports.

Shane Johnson and Chester Seamon gave an update on Student Council news.

Board member Becky Marzeski would like to limit the use of electronics during indoor recess and increase physical activity.

She said she is pleased with the outcome of the first Literacy Committee community event and would like to consider the next event during a basketball game.

Community member Valerie Tanner expressed concerns about sportsmanship.

Community member and parent Amanda Dennis shared concerns with a past soccer season.

The Board of Education approved student participation on the Mount Markham Central School District Varsity Wrestling team for the 2023-2024 school year.

RSCS participants will be responsible for their own transportation.

At the Board’s November meeting Student Council members Danica Farley, Riley Francis, Royston Clarke, Mariah Stetson and Aiden Dibble gave a proposal on a Students Adopting Seniors program.

Piatti reported that there were no findings during a routine drug search. He provided clarification that the comparison between report card grades and state test scores is not a negative reflection on teachers.

Piatti also clarified that the district has 10 ...


The full story is in this week's edition of the newspaper. 

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