One Child, One Vote. Make yours count.

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In the City of Kingston School District, there are close to 5000 students who attend our schools. With the upcoming school budget, that means there should be upwards to 10,000 people voting on behalf of each and every child.

The GW PTO will have voter registration forms at all of our upcoming events.

THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE IS MAY 7th, 2013.

The School budget vote and board of education trustee election will be held on May 21st, 2013. There will be several propositions that include allowing the district to sell both Anna Devine and Zena School buildings.

There are three open seats on the Board of Education, and those interested in running for the board must submit a petition to the District Clerk by May 1st, 2013.  There is a seminar coming up at Boces in New Paltz regarding School Board elections. More information to follow.

Please view the voter registration forms below. If you have any questions, contact the Ulster County Board of Elections at 845/334-5470.

NY STATE REGISTER TO VOTE PAGE

VOTER REGISTRATION FORM: ENGLISH

VOTER REGISTRATION FORM: SPANISH

 

GW Natural Playscape Project in the Kingston Times this week.

The first public hearing for the Community Development Block Grant that took place in February is in this week’s Kingston Times.

“The playground was described by present Ann Loeding as “an outdoor classroom” constructed of natural materials that would enable students to experience a closer connection with nature and be accessible to the surrounding community. ¬†Planner Jennifer Schwartz Berky, whose child attends the school, said the playground would not only help children combat “nature deficit disorder,” which she said was a common affliction suffered by American children described in a best-selling book, but also reduce storm-water runoff, since the existing asphalt would be replaced by porous materials.

“I’m the last person to speak in favor of these grants,” noted parent Sean Griffin, who lives with his wife and four children in Uptown and also cited children’s nature deficit disorder as a concern. “The problem with these grants is that they redistribute money from our high taxes” for projects with green and other catchy tag lines that aren’t really needed, he said, nothing his neighborhood is already home to five nonprofit commercial kitchens. Griffin said it was the amazing education received by two of his kids, who attend the school’s Montessori program, at GW compelled his to speak out in support of the new playground. With a $15,000 price tag, Griffin also noted the project was of the lowest cost of the proposals.”

 

GW Playground

GW Playground 2