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Mayfield Jr./Sr. High School

Jon Peterson

Superintendent

27 School Street

Mayfield, NY 12117

518.661.8222

 

Jr/Sr High School

518.661.8222

 

Elementary School

518.661.8222

leaf bullet Budget proposal includes added security, increase in counseling services & expanded professional development

 

 

April 19, 2018

The $18.77 million budget proposal for the 2018-19 school year includes initiatives that would reinforce student learning and lay plans for the future while staying at the state’s tax cap.

“We have sustained all programs and services that are now being offered,” said Superintendent Jon Peterson, including the current college level offerings, Distance Learning and other academic programs.

A public hearing on the proposed budget will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8.

Residents will vote on the budget, a board member and bus proposal from 12 noon to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15 at the Jr./Sr. High School.

Peterson pointed to other aspects of the spending plan:

  • Provide a school resource officer one day per week. Mayfield is one of several area school districts involved in a U.S. Department of Justice grant being applied for by the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department to provide a school resource officers one day per week. The office would be shared by both buildings. Mayfield would pay half the cost and the grant would pay half.

  • Increase grades 7-12 counseling services. A current counseling position will be expanded to full-time next year.

  • Expand the 1:1 device initiative. This year, students in grades 4, 6, 8 and 10 were provided with laptop computers to use at school. Next year, students now in grades 3, 5, 7 and 9 will receive laptops. Funding for professional development would increase to provide training for teachers in the use of the 1:1 technology.

  • Introduce an in-house PTECH program in the 2019-20 school year. PTECH allows students to earn local college credit and an associate’s degree while still in high school. The budget includes funding to instruct teachers in the use of project-based learning, which is used in PTECH. Peterson said it has not been decided what focus the PTECH program will take or which college may be involved.

  • Add a custodial worker to maintain the grounds at both buildings given the extensive field work that was included in the 2016 capital project.

  • Restore the Buildings, Grounds and Transportation Supervisor position to oversee both departments.

  • Expand the assistant principal position to 12 months. The assistant principal will be shared between the Jr./Sr. High School and the Elementary School.

  • Hire staff to fill the following four vacancies due to retirements: a physical education teacher and special education teacher at the Jr./Sr. High School; a special education teacher at the Elementary School; and a payroll clerk in the District Office.