Berne-Knox-Westerlo Central School District

HILLTOWNS — In an unprecedented election in terms of both process and turnout, Berne-Knox-Westerlo School District voters approved all items on the ballot this year, according to a district press release, sending

Although its absentee rate is roughly half that of the state average, Berne-Knox-Westerlo’s school board is considering ways to further cut the rate of chronic absenteeism, which is when a student misses 10-percent of classes in a school year. Chronic absenteeism is one of three critical metrics for Harvard’s National Center for Rural Education Research Networks, of which BKW is a part. 

The Helderberg Valley girls’ swim team, made up of Duanesburg and Berne-Knox-Westerlo students, charged into the pool at Mohonasen High School on Thursday afternoon to battle the Warriors.

A Berne-Knox-Westerlo junior won first place in a Future Farmers of America state competition for her knowledge of police dogs and other jobs involving animals and agriculture.

By 44 votes, Berne’s highway superintendent, Randy Bashwinger, has won the Berne-Knox-Westerlo School Board race, ousting the incumbent. By a higher margin, voters also passed the district’s $23 million budget and a bus proposition.

Video shows the father of a BKW student admonishing a child for bullying his son.

Courtney Sherwin

The Berne-Knox-Westerlo School Board voted to have an attorney review the board of education handbook, which states that the board president must act as the voice of the board, after another board member contacted the press.

A father from the Berne-Knox-Westerlo School District has said that accusations that he shook a child are false, and said that his own child has been subjected to bullying for five years.

female athletes

Concerns raised over the number of sports offered to girls in Voorheesville has the district looking to make additions.

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The superintendent says that, rather than adding an administrator, the technology integration specialist is “filling an empty seat.”


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