The Lakeland Central School District Board of Education held the 2022-2023 Budget Vote and School Board Trustee Election on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, from 7:00 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Van Cortlandtville Elementary School. Please see below for the results.
- The $175,669,662 budget passed by a vote of 2159 to 856
- The vehicle purchase proposition passed by a vote of 2203 to 805
- The Capital Repair Reserve proposition passed by a vote of 2323 to 675
Board of Education Trustee Election: Marianne DiSalvo Kolesar, Adam Kaufman, and Michael Marchese were elected to 3-year terms on the Board of Education (expiring June 30, 2025). Becky Burfeind was elected to a 2+ year term on the Board of Education (expiring June 30, 2024). Board of Education vote totals:
- Marianne DiSalvo Kolesar- 1331
- Adam E. Kaufman- 1217
- Michael Marchese- 1154
- Becky Burfeind- 1113
- Joe Ascanio- 1082
- Chuck Monsanto- 1082
- Paul Edwards- 1016
- Laura Perozo- 984
- Erin O’Grady- 812
- Maggie Perlman- 769
- Genie Muller- 749
- Beth Dee- 718
The Board will vote to accept the results at the May 19, 2022 Board of Education Business meeting at 7:30 PM at Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School, Cafeteria B.
We are very proud to share that Scott Staub is a recipient of the LHRIC TELL Award. TELL stands for Transforming Education through Leading and Learning, and we can think of no better description for Scott’s many contributions to the district. Scott has been a member of the Lakeland family since 2005 and currently serves as the Instructional Coach for Technology as well as an Acting Assistant Principal at Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School. Scott is a team player who is always willing to step in and help, and he was especially instrumental in supporting teaching and learning during hybrid/remote instruction. Without complaint, he consistently goes above and beyond his job description to provide support to faculty and staff while keeping the needs of the students above all else. Congratulations Scott!
We have been notified by the Town of Cortland Water Department that there will be major construction taking place on Croton Avenue beginning today, April 21, and will continue through the summer. The construction is most likely to cause significant disruption, reducing the roadway to one lane with alternating traffic flow.
Drivers will use alternate routes to the greatest degree possible, but this is a major traverse, and some delays will be unavoidable. The school bus routes most affected by the traffic will be Walter Panas, Lincoln-Titus, and Van Cortlandtville, with residual delays for Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Copper Beech.
Please be assured that drivers will do their very best to maintain timely schedules, but it is necessary for families to plan for delayed pick-up and/or drop-off times until the construction concludes. We understand the inconvenience this may cause for many families and thank you for your patience during this time.
Dear Lakeland Families & Staff,
As you may know, yesterday evening, I was appointed as Superintendent of Schools at the Board of Education Business Meeting. I was able to share my sentiments with those in attendance, and I wanted to extend my gratitude to the entire Lakeland community today.
My experience serving the district over the last six months has greatly reaffirmed my commitment to serving in this role. Thank you for your confidence in me as I move forward in this role.
I am proud of the strides our community has made in just six months. The future is bright for Lakeland, and I am humbled and honored to lead and serve our district. With the restrictions and mandates of the pandemic behind us, we will sharpen our focus on instruction and work to enhance our educational spaces to best engage students. There will always be challenges to overcome, but I am confident that we will continue to grow together to support the needs of all students through collaboration and learning from one another.
To close, I would also like to note that the timing and location of my appointment are especially meaningful, with March being Women’s History Month and the fact that both of my daughters’ graduated from Lakeland High School. The District has been my professional home for many many years. I share this appointment with everyone who has influenced and supported my journey.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Dr. Karen Gagliardi
Superintendent of Schools
Cablevision subscribers in the town of Yorktown can view the Lakeland Central School District programming on Channel 75. The district's Cablevision channel in Cortlandt remains Channel 77.
On the FIOS systems, you can view district programming on Channel 34 in both Yorktown and Cortlandt. The District offers a variety of programming on the local cable channels. The Board of Education meetings are videotaped for broadcast on Cablevision and Verizon Fios.
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