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2018 Elementary Field Days
The PE Department's 2018 Elementary Field Day will be held on Wednesday, June 13, 2018.
 
The Pre-K - Grade 2 will be held in the morning and the Grade 3 - 6 will be held in the afternoon. 
 
The rain date is scheduled for Thursday, June 14, 2018.   
 
2018-2019 Budget Passes

Thank you to all the district residents who came out and supported the proposed 2018-2019 budget in the 2018 Budget Vote and Election held on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. The results were as follows:

Proposition #1 – 2018-2019 Budget 
Shall the Board of the Education of the Downsville Central School District be authorized to spend the sum set forth in the budget in the amount of $10,576,469 during the 2018-2019 school year and to levy the necessary tax therefore. 
Yes – 84 No – 23 Passed

Proposition #2 – Use of Capital Reserve Fund
Shall the Board of Education expend the sum of $2,854,961.09 from the Capital Reserve Fund 
established by the voters in May of 2007, for the purposes of renovations and restoration work to the existing school building systems including window replacements, masonry restoration, electrical, mechanical, technology, and plumbing upgrades to the building, together with technology improvements and generator upgrades in the District’s bus garage and construction of a small greenhouse as an accessory building and related expenses. 
Yes – 87 No – 20 Passed

Proposition #3 – Create Capital Reserve Fund

Shall the Board of Education establish a capital reserve fund under the provisions of Education Law §3651(1). The purpose of the fund is for construction, repair, and reconstruction of capital improvements and the acquisition of equipment. The ultimate amount of the fund shall be $10,000,000. The probable term shall be 20 years. The source from which funds will be obtained can include any or all of the following: incentive aide, non-appropriated fund balances from the general fund as determined by the Board of Education, from time to time, State aid related to expenditures from the capital reserve fund, Interest income related to investments of money in the fund, and any other lawful source.
Yes – 84 No – 23 - Passed

Proposition #4 - Elect One (1) Member to the Board of Education
To elect one member to the Board of Education of the Downsville Central School District for a five-year term beginning on July 1, 2018 and ending on June 30, 2023.

Christian Towsley – 97 – Re-elected
Pat Kaja – 1 
Bonnie Seegmiller – 1
Amy Towsley – 1

Again, thank you for your support in the education of our children.

 
2018 Valedictorian and Salutatorian 2018 Valedictorian and Salutatorian Named
Congratulations to: 
 
Class of 2018 Valedictorian, Mara Frisbee and Salutatorian, James Maley. 
 
Football News

The announcement was made that our football team (Downsville/Roscoe/Livingston Manor) will be moving to 8 man football this fall for grade 10-12 Varsity and grade 7-9 Modified.

Varsity practice will not start until Monday, August 20 and modified practice will start when school starts. 

With the new format the game schedule will include Sullivan County schools - Eldred, Fallsburg, Tri-Valley and Sullivan West making for local competition as well as Pawling, Dover and Pine Plains.  

 
Smart School Investment Plan
 At the regular meeting of the Board of Education held on Monday, November 27, 2017, the board approved the preliminary plan for the camera system technology updates for the use of $112,000 of the $115,816 allocated to Downsville Central School for the Smart School Bonds Funds.
 
For more detailed information, please click on the Building and Grounds Page of this website.  
 
Shared Services Committee Information
The Downsville-Livingston Manor-Roscoe School Districts have joined together for a shared services study.  For information and updates from the commitee, please check the Community section of this website.   
 
DCS Fitness Center - Community Use
 The DCS Fitness Center (weight room) is now open for adults in the community.  The hours will be 6:00 - 8:00 PM on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.  These hours are for adults only - no students.    
2017-2018 Free and Reduced Meal Application
Attention Parents:  The 2017-2018 Free and Reduced Meal Application is now available.  If you would like to apply, please fill out and return the attached application.  For the 2017-2018 school year the regular breakfast price will be $1.00 and the lunch price will be $2.05.

Please click "2017-2018 Free and Reduced Meal Application" for the application.
 
Home Work Help - Common Core Math

Attention Parents

Is the Common Core Making you CRAZY!! Help is on the way!!

The authors of the common core modules, Eureka Math, have a website you can visit for help.

Go to www.greatminds.net click on support, then parent support, and finally homework help.  Not all the modules are there, this is new so they are adding more as the year progresses.  Check it out and see if it makes homework time easier!

 - Karen Alers Title I Coordinator

 
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5-12 Music Awards
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