* Announcement *

A Message from the Superintendent’s Office

March 27, 2015

Dear Parents/Guardians:
     I wanted to take this opportunity to share with you our thoughts about the New York State Education Department’s 3-8 state assessments. Very simply, we encourage participation in the required state testing.  Media coverage continues to highlight and sensationalize families or students refusing to participate in the required exam, or opting out. Please understand, there are no “opt-out” provisions in State regulations that allow this to occur.
     As a district, we keep the tests in perspective and use them as one metric of student performance.

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The 2015 HS Talent Show is happening on Friday, April 24th.  Once again we have many gifted performers who are working hard to put on a first class show for you.  The program features a wide variety of acts including  dueling yoyos, a return of our Native American dancer, an original bass duet composition, plus a special duo aerial hoop presentation featuring Mrs. Juli Hoffman and friend.

So don’t miss the Haldane High School Talent show on Friday, April 24th at 7pm in the Haldane auditorium.  Tickets will be $5 for children, students and Senior Citizens and $10 for adults.  Please come and support us.


Board of Education Petitions for prospective candidates in 2015 are available in the District Office between 8 am and 4 pm. 

Board of Education

Please click here for information and access to Board Docs, an online resource for Board of Education agendas, minutes, videos, and presentations.

Announcement

Support the Haldane Eco-Devils and show your school spirit. Orders are now being taken for Haldane t-shirts, sweatshirts, and caps. This year we are pleased to be able to have you order on-line by clicking here. Please place orders by May 8, 2015.

Please click here for more information and updates on the status of the District’s Strategic Planning Process

Haldane Central School District: Important Budget Concepts for Our Tax Payers to Understand

Is the New York State Property Tax Cap Actually a 2% Tax Cap??? No, not really…

          When New York State began to limit the amount of revenue a school district could raise in its annual tax levy, the creators of this new law began referring to the tax levy increase as the “2% Tax Cap.”  This misnomer unfortunately became the way that most politicians referred to this new regulation, which confused the concept and created a great deal of misunderstanding. So what is the Tax Cap?

         This new State mandate requires that school districts complete a long, complicated calculation (that was determined by the Comptroller’s Office) to regulate the amount of taxes a district can raise within their tax levy for the next school year. The district is required to include a number of considerations that vary from year to year. The first detail that districts include in their calculation is the annual change in the CPI (Consumer Price Index) or 2%, whatever is lower.  For this upcoming budget cycle, the CPI was 1.62%, so this value was used instead of 2%, because it was the lesser of the two.


Please click below to read more.

Tax_Levy_Limit.pdf

Haldane Central School District Calendar, 2015-16

To view a copy of the approved School District Calendar for 2015-16, please click below.

Haldane_CSD_Calendar_2015.16.pdf
Friday, April 24
NYS Math Grades 3 - 8

High School Talent Show
7:00 PM
"That's Entertainment!"
Saturday, April 25
Haldane School Foundation Spring Fundraiser @ Glynwood
6:30 PM

Tuesday, April 28
College Admissions Night
7:00 PM

Mon, May 4 - Thu, May 14
AP Exams