Rhinebeck Central School District : SST Presentation and Board meetings Rescheduled

Due to several weather-related school schedule disruptions, the Rhinebeck Board of Education has rescheduled the public presentation on School Start Time to Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 6:30 pm in the Bulkeley Middle School cafeteria, followed by a rescheduled Regular Board of Education meeting. All Board presentations and Board of Education meetings are open to the public, and Board of Education members invite all interested community members to attend.

Those in attendance at the rescheduled School Start Time public presentation will have the opportunity to learn about the detailed facts of the proposal for a change to the District’s school start time under consideration by the Board of Education, and will have the opportunity to make their opinions known to the Board in order to better inform the decision-making process. The Board’s regular business will be conducted following the School Start Time presentation and opportunity for public comment.

As a result of this change in the schedule of the presentation and comment period, and in order to allow for the full consideration of comments from the public, the Board of Education is planning to take action on the proposed School Start Time change for the District’s schools, along with other Board business, at a Special meeting to be scheduled for Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 7:30 pm in the RHS/BMS Library. This meeting will take the place of the scheduled March 8, 2016 Regular Board meeting, which is now cancelled.

Those who are unable to attend either of these meetings (March 1 and March 15) to learn more and to voice their opinions about the School Start Time research and proposal, but who would like to comment, can do so by either taking a one question survey with the ability to leave a comment at Parent StartTime Survey or comment to the Board of Education by contacting them through the following link Contact BOE Members/Admins.

Regarding the rest of the Rhinebeck BOE’s March meeting schedule, community members also should note that the Board’s 2016-17 Budget Workshop is scheduled for9:00 am on Saturday, March 12, 2016 in the BMS/RHS Library.  The Regular Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, March 29 will also take place as scheduled, weather permitting.