* Announcement *

The Haldane Central School District will be closed on Tuesday, January 27th, due to the weather. 

(Phone calls and e-mails are scheduled for 6:00 pm on Monday to share this information.)

(Posted at 5:12 pm on 1/26/15)

Board of Education


The Haldane Central School District Board of Education Business Meeting previously scheduled for Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 7:00pm has been rescheduled to begin at 6:00pm in the home and careers classroom of the ES/MS in order that the Board of Education may convene into executive session to discuss the employment history of particular individuals.  No action is planned for this executive session. Following this meeting, at approximately 7:00pm, the Board intends to reconvene into regular session in the music room for its business meeting.  The agenda for this meeting will be posted on BoardDocs (accessible via the Haldane web site) by noon on Monday, February 2, 2015. 

Any questions about BoardDocs should be addressed to Linda Dearborn, Secretary to Dr. Bowers, at 845-265-9254, ext. 115.


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Education of the Haldane Central School District shall hold a public hearing on the 3rd day of February, 2015, at 7 P.M., in the Music Room of the Haldane ES/MS Bldg, Cold Spring, New York, for the purpose of discussion by the Board of Education of adopting the Alternative Veterans’ Exemption pursuant to §458-a of the Real Property Tax Law for eligible veterans who served during a period of war or have received an expeditionary medal for assessment rolls prepared on the basis of the taxable status dates occurring on or after January 1, 2015.

The following are the components of the Alternative Veterans’ Exemption:

  • Basic Exemption:  Tax exemption of 15% of the assessed value of the property, not to exceed $12,000 or the product of $12,000 multiplied by the latest state equalization rate for the assessing unit, whichever is less.
  • Combat Zone:  For veterans who are documented to have served in a combat zone an additional tax exemption of 10% percent of the assessed value of the property, not to exceed $8,000 or the product of $8,000 multiplied by the latest state equalization rate, whichever is less.
  • Disabled Veterans:  Where the veteran received a compensation rating from the Veterans’ Administration or Department of Defense based upon a service related disability, an additional tax exemption on the qualifying residential property to the extent of the product of the assessed value multiplied by 50% of the veteran’s disability rating, not to exceed $40,000 or the product of $40,000 multiplied by the latest state equalization rate, whichever is less                 .DATED: January, 2015

To see the presentation, please click on the file below.

Veterans Exemption BOE Presentation 012015 - Draft.pdf

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


Do you have a child who is turning 5 on or before December 31, 2015? If so, it is time to register for Kindergarten! Please contact Carol Filmanski of the Principal's Office at 845-265-9254 x122 to request a registration packet. In addition, please see the attachment below for some important dates.

What's Right With Haldane

After building six owl boxes last year, one of the homes has finally attracted a visitor!  There is one problem, though, and it is that the students did not know WHO the visitor was!  Mr. Dudar’s class has been observing, collecting evidence, researching, and designing to come up with different hypotheses – including an experiment - to discover the mystery inhabitant. Beginning with a pile of feathers and left-over bones, and finishing with an innovative and strategically designed camera mount hanging from the trees, the mystery has been solved!

To relive the journey these young Haldane scientists took to unravel this mystery, please watch this short documentary, “THE BOX: A MYSTERY OF WINGS,” at http://mrdudarsclass.weebly.com/the-box-a-mystery-of-wings.html.

The Jean Saunders History Contest is an annual competition through the Putnam County Historical Society that encourages 7th grade students to conduct authentic research using primary source materials to better discover the rich local history of Putnam County and the Hudson Valley.  Students in both Haldane and Garrison submit projects each year, and we are pleased to congratulate Riley Johanson for earning 1st place for his research on the Battle of Forts Montgomery and Clinton and Alek Maasik for his research on the Osborn Castle.  Bridget Goldberg and Maggie Reid also submitted competitive projects that included research on the Bull Hill Quarry and Undercliff House respectively.

Friday, January 30
End of 2nd Quarter
Monday, February 2
Driver Education Orientation
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Tuesday, February 3
Haldane Arts Booster Club Meeting
3:15 PM
Merritt Building, 2nd Floor
BOE Meeting
7:00 PM

Fri, Feb 6 - Sat, Feb 7
MS All County Music Festival