Following is Superintendent Rex Germer’s Report from the Town of Webb Union Free School District’s Board of Education meeting held on December 15th. The regular capsule summary of the meeting, along with Principal Swick’s Report appear on Page 10.
As mentioned previously changes have started to occur with the Common Core and the Gover-nor’s stance on the teacher evaluation connection to the tests.
We are getting daily updates at this point and will look for final guidance from State Ed. before making any statement of evaluation of the changes that have been suggested. Continue reading
Following is Superintendent Rex Germer’s Report from the Town of Webb Union Free School District’s Board of Education meeting held on December 1st.
The Town of Webb Union Free School District is continuing to hear that there will be changes to the APPR, specifically its connection to student scores, coming in the near future.
Governor Cuomo is being brought into the conversation as a supporter of the change, which goes against his previous push to make the connection stronger during the last budgetary cycle. Continue reading
Following is Superintendent Rex Germer’s Report from the Town of Webb Union Free School District’s Board of Education meeting held on October 21st. The regular capsule summary of the meeting, along with Principal Swick’s Report appear on Page 15.
New York State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia is going to be looking for feedback regarding the Common Core from various constituent groups.
The feedback will be in the form of specific comments/concerns as they relate to individual standards and the grade at which they are put in place. Continue reading
By Rex Germer, Town of Webb school Superintendent
State assessments begin next week [starting Tuesday, April 14]. It is a requirement of Federal Law that students in grades 3–8 be assessed.
The tests are designed and administered by the State of New York under this law.
The Board of Education and Administration are bound by this law to administer these assessments locally without any mechanism to “opt-out” of the administration based on our current position as a public school receiving State and Federal funding. Continue reading
Information is beginning to be further disseminated regarding the tax rebate that has been put in place. It is being fairly widely stated that if Districts stay under the tax levy limit (“cap”) the taxpayers of the District will see a rebate in the form of a check for the amount they saw as an increase associated with this year’s proposed tax levy increase most likely right around election time this November.
Congratulations to the Teachers, Students, support staff and the entire school community for again being recognized as one of US News and World Reports top High Schools in their annual ranking and report. Continue reading