PENN YAN—Penn Yan Central School District board of education began the school year with a meeting Sept. 16 that focused on several positive things. First on the agenda was a reception for new staff, an event that has become a district tradition.
Elementary Principal Ed Bronson and assistant principal Marcie Ware reported on the ST3AIR Program. The district has been recognized because of data collection connected with the Reading First program. Superintendent of Schools Ann Orman said Penn Yan is now a Replication school and will team with a school district that is in need of assistance, commenting, “It’s quite an honor actually.” The program will be presented at a conference in October.
There was another successful summer school program and this year elementary students were integrated with special education students.
Helping Us Build Better Assets (HUBBA) has been a positive force in the district for several years and students, along with staff Marianne Trombley and Nancy Jameson, offered the board a look at this year’s program, Back to Basics, which will involve getting back to the original focus of the group. Building principals outlined activities for the first few days of the school year during which things have gone well. Enrollment is down about 30 students.
The next meeting of the Penn Yan Central School District board of education will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 7 in the elementary school cafeteria.