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February 18, 2022

SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – More often than not, local school board meetings are sparsely attended affairs that make nary a ripple in the community.  Lakeland’s Board of Education meeting on Thursday, Feb. 10, caused a tidal wave, resulting in a 550-person turnout to the same Lakeland High School ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Frustrations with the community reached a boiling point at a Feb. 10 Lakeland Board of Education meeting, prompting school board president Adam Kaufman to request the removal of two people for repeated interjections, and later causing the police to escort school officials to the ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Several books in Yorktown High School's student library are being reviewed following complaints from community members, Superintendent Ron Hattar confirmed to Yorktown News. No decision has been made on the books, which have been made temporarily unavailable in order for the ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – With the turn of the calendar into the new year, school districts are entering the initial phase of budget season. At the Yorktown Central School District’s first Board of Education meeting of 2022, Superintendent Ron Hattar gave an overview of what the community can expect in the ...

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In 2021, the Lakeland Central School District has seen three members of its district step away from their roles. First, Dr. Steven Rappleyea resigned from his role as assistant superintendent for pupil personnel services in August, then Dr. Brendan Lyons left his role as superintendent of the ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Prior to former Dr. Brendan Lyons’ resignation as superintendent, Lakeland’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiative was gaining momentum. At the June 10 Board of Education meeting, Lyons and representatives from the DEI team presented the work that had been done up to that ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – After a hectic 2021, the Yorktown Central School District reflected on its successes while navigating the Covid-19 pandemic with its year in review presentation, highlighting each individual department within the district. While budget discussions are scheduled to begin at the ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – With buildings originally constructed in the 1950s and 1960s, it should come as no surprise that the Lakeland Central School District’s facilities need many upgrades. Walter Panas High School is the most recently constructed building and is 51 years old, and the most recent ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – On the night that it recognized all school nurses for the role they have played in combatting the Covid-19 pandemic in school buildings, the Yorktown Central School District also honored members of the Brookside Elementary School staff for their heroic and potentially life-saving ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - The Maryel School, a private bilingual school (English and Spanish), has been given approval by the town's Planning Board to operate in St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church at 2405 Crompond Road (Route 202). The school will fill the space left vacant by Our Montessori School, which ...

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When your passion is working in the great outdoors and creating beautiful spaces, owning your own landscaping company is a dream come true. That is just the outcome for several graduates of Putnam | Northern Westchester BOCES Urban Forestry program, who own and operate their own landscaping ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – At the end of the 2021-22 school year, the Yorktown Central School District’s administrative team is set to lose two assistant superintendents to retirement. Lisa O’Shea, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, and Tom Cole, assistant superintendent for ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The discussion over diversity, equity, and inclusion work and its place in schools has been a main point of focus for school boards across the country. The Lakeland Central School District saw its superintendent resign at the start of October amid months of public comment discourse ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – With Dr. Karen Gagliardi’s appointment as Lakeland’s interim superintendent of schools, the position she left behind, assistant superintendent for instruction, was left vacant. At last week’s Board of Education meeting and in a subsequent letter to the community posted on ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – In its reopening plan released to the public on Aug. 30, the Yorktown Central School District reported that they would offer two free Covid testing options for students and faculty: a saliva-based PCR Covid provided by a partnership with Westchester County with results in 24 to 48 ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Science research students in Lakeland and Yorktown high schools recently joined Town Councilman Vishnu Patel on a tour of the Northern Westchester Joint Water Works and the Yorktown Water Department. The students were Sabrina Chen and Anthony Passafiume (Lakeland) and Maya ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The “Devious Licks” challenge that has spread across the social media app TikTok encourages students to vandalize or steal school property, with the damage typically occurring within bathrooms. Stories and videos of destroyed school bathrooms and stolen classroom items popped up on ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Dr. Brendan Lyons could receive more than $242,000 on his way out of the Lakeland Central School District, according to an agreement between the former superintendent and the Board of the Education. Additionally, Lyons and the district, which includes school board members, are ...

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CORTLANDT, N.Y. - Dr. Karen Gagliardi was voted in as interim superintendent of the Lakeland Central School District at the Board of Education’s meeting on Thursday, Oct. 7, at Van Cortlandtville Elementary School. Gagliardi, 58, has worked in the Lakeland district since 2003. She was principal ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The gymnasium is a vital component of what makes up a school’s environment. Joseph DeGennaro, Yorktown’s High School Principal, referred to it as a “centerpiece” for the community. It has myriad functions and allows the school’s administration to plan events that benefit all ...

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Editor's Note: This article has been updated with more information. SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Fourteen months after being chosen to lead the Lakeland Central School District, Superintendent Brendan Lyons has resigned following a special meeting of the Board of Education on the morning of Saturday, Oct.

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Students in the Lakeland and Yorktown school districts went back to school this month, and we asked parents to send us their first-day-of-school pictures. To submit a photo to be included in this gallery or for possible publication in a future issue, email yorktownnews@halstonmedia.com.

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – As school districts prepared to open their buildings for fully in-person instruction, they also prepared for the inevitable positive Covid-19 cases and subsequent quarantines. At its Sept. 9 Board of Education meeting, the first since classes resumed, Lakeland Superintendent ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – School will be back in session for the Yorktown Central School District on Sept. 9, and while the beginning of the academic year will look different from the start of the 2020-21 school year, it will still not be a typical school year. The district released its reopening plan ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – The Lakeland Central School District’s reopening plan for the 2021-22 school year may draw some similarities to the opening of the 2020-21 school year, the first academic year to begin under the COVID-19 pandemic, but there are key differences that allow for greater ...

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  SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – As the eventful 2020-21 school year came to an end, the Lakeland Central School District administration began crafting a survey to receive feedback and input on how the year went and what improvements could be made. Responses were collected through a Google Form throughout ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. - Dr. Steven Rappleyea has resigned as the Lakeland Central School District's assistant superintendent for pupil personnel services, a post he has held since November 2018. His resignation, which was accepted by the Board of Education at its Aug. 19 meeting, is effective Oct. 25, ...

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