Berne-Knox-Westerlo

The Berne-Knox-Westerlo Board of Education is putting up for a Nov. 2 vote two propositions for capital projects — for $15 million and $5 million. After a lengthy debate over whether the capital project was a “blank check” or a means of improving student education, three board members voted yes, one voted no, and one abstained.

At Berne-Knox-Westerlo, a new program will teach students the many aspects of agriculture, from water pH to horse care.

Former Berne-Knox-Westerlo treasurer Stacy King-McElhiney is stepping up to be the district’s newest business manager.

BERNE — Berne-Knox-Westerlo’s school meal prices will increase 10 cents for the 2017-18 school year, but school board members with children in the district say that quality has not increased with price.

In reviewing the proposed capital project to upgrade the Berne-Knox-Westerlo Elementary School, the board of education considered tacking on an extra cost to upgrade technology in the secondary school.

The Berne-Knox-Westerlo Board of Education reviewed a draft of board goals compiled from ideas discussed with community members at a reorganizational meeting of the board. 

At the Berne-Knox-Westerlo graduation, speakers looked two ways: back at the graduates’ past experiences at BKW, and also to their future paths in life.

KNOX — Brad Ableman, who is 17, has been fishing since he was “old enough to cast a rod and reel,” and has wanted to be like the professional anglers he has followed over the years. Now, he’s getting that chance.

Districts like at Cobleskill-Richmondville are currently letting students take college courses from the State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill in the high school, in order to earn a degree a year early.

Although graduation is not until Saturday, many goodbyes were said at Berne-Knox-Westerlo’s campus on Monday night. 

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