Educating Everyone Takes Everyone
The number of positive COVID cases in the region is again going up which has led to the 7-day percent positive in Saratoga County to go back above 3% and our CDC classification for community transmission to move from “Low Risk” to “Moderate Risk”. While we are not changing our current plan at this time, we are watching the conditions carefully.
As we work on the development of our plan for funding from the Federal Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund allocated by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPR-ESSER) as well as the plans for other federal, state, and local funding including next year’s District budget, we are seeking feedback from parents, faculty and staff, and other community members as to what initiatives should be considered as priorities.
“Mrs. Kinsey is a dedicated, child-centered educator that puts students’ needs at the forefront of her teaching,” indicated Principal Donald Brandt. He continued, “ We are pleased Mrs. Kinsey is receiving this award to recognize the positive impact she has made on so many children.”
The 2021 award recipients include Quinn Dewey from Milton Terrace Elementary (shown in photo with MT teachers), Noah Fitzgerald from Gordon Creek Elementary, Zakkai McZeal from Wood Road Elementary, and Madison Denney from Malta Avenue Elementary.
The Ballston Spa Education Foundation (BSEF) recently presented over $8,000 in Spring 2021 grant awards to educators in the Ballston Spa Central School District for educational enrichment projects throughout the district. The recent spring cycle included the following grants: $3,849 to purchase DrumFit Kits at Ballston Spa High School (BSHS) and $4,240 from the Fred Reiner’s Memorial Grant to purchase Communication Boards for the four elementary playgrounds.