According to the State Education Department, a majority of BKW students in grade 3-8 who took the spring 2016 English Language Arts test  scored below proficiency levels.

Traditional rivals team up to get back in the game

Timothy Mundell is celebrating his one year anniversary as superintendent of the Berne-Knox-Westerlo School District and feeling good about the future.

Patrick J. Stempel

BERNE — When Patrick John Stempel, also known as P.J., graduated this June and celebrated this past weekend, he was the third generation in his family not only to graduate from Berne-Knox-Westerlo, but to be a certified emergency medical technician.

The reorganization meeting also tapped Lillian Sisson-Chrysler, a board member since 2015, to be the board’s new vice president.

In a prepared statement,Timothy Mundell, the BKW district superintendent, said McMorris is moving on to “new professional opportunities, we wish her the very best.”

On Friday and Saturday, Guilderland and Berne-Knox-Westerlo state qualifiers battle to win a state title in their respective events at Cicerco-North Syracuse High School in Cicero.

BERNE — The Berne-Knox-Westerlo Parent-Teacher Association is sponsoring a second “Meet the Candidates Night” to showcase the individuals from our community who will be running for the next two open board of education seats.

Well under half the students in our schools who are eligible for free breakfasts eat this important meal. We need to change that.

"We’re going to have to be creative," said Sarah Blood, the new business manager for Berne-Knox-Westerlo, as the rural district with declining enrollment is faced with stagnant state aid and committed to no tax increase.


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