Berne-Knox-Westerlo

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Sept. 11 is the day classes begin for students in kindergarten through 12th grade, while Sept. 14 is the first day of pre-kindergarten classes. 

Berne-Knox-Westerlo has published its reopening plan on its website. Governor Andrew Cuomo will determine the first week of August whether schools will reopen statewide. 

Kimberly Lovell

Read or listen to Berne-Knox-Westerlo Board of Education incumbent Kimberly Lovell’s responses to questions from The Enterprise about the school’s budget; the relationship between a school board, district superintendent, and taxpayers; and what issues will be most critical to the district in the next three years.

Nathan Elble

Read or listen to Berne-Knox-Westerlo Board of Education incumbent Nathan Elble’s responses to questions from The Enterprise about the school’s budget; the relationship between a school board, district superintendent, and taxpayers; and what issues will be most critical to the district in the next three years.

As they each seek re-election to the Berne-Knox-Westerlo Board of Education unchallenged, Nathan Elble and Kimberly Lovell spoke with The Enterprise about their views on the school’s budget; the relationship between a school board, district superintendent, and taxpayers; and what issues will be most critical to the district in the next three years. 

Berne-Knox-Westerlo’s senior planning committee is looking at other venues for the school’s graduation ceremony, typically held at The Egg in Albany,  that will accommodate social-distancing guidelines while allowing students a meaningful send-off. 

The Berne-Knox-Westerlo Board of Education voted this week, 5 to 0, to accept Superintendent Timothy Mundell’s proposed $23.4 million budget. 

Berne-Knox-Westerlo held a Springtime Parade on Friday afternoon, during a time of isolated learning and video-conferencing teachers.The entourage was led by Deputy Nathaniel Bray, BKW’s school resource officer.

“This is the information highway,” said Timothy Mundell, superintendent of the Berne-Knox-Westerlo schools, of wireless internet coming to the Hilltowns. “This is the economy of the 21st Century and we are preparing kids for their futures and not our past. The box-like object in front of him is an antenna for the new system to be installed by Hudson Valley Wireless.

Berne-Knox-Westerlo’s superintendent, Timothy Mundell, told The Enterprise this week that, although there is concern about reductions in state aid, he anticipates a “flat, or reduced” tax levy and a budget proposal that is lower than last year’s. 

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