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School bond fails by narrow vote in Rye Neck
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School bond fails by narrow vote in Rye Neck

On Oct. 6, voters of the Rye Neck school district narrowly rejected a $35.5 million bond for districtwide construction. The final tally was 263 in favor of the bond proposal to 280 votes against it, according to Veronica Sessler, the district clerk. “I was a little surprised by the outcome,” […]

As defined in the 2011 tax cap legislation, the allowable levy growth factor is the key figure in determining what the ceiling is on school budgets. It totals the rate of inflation factor or 2 percent, whichever is less. File photo
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Rye among top US high schools

Six Westchester County public schools are among the top 500 in the country, according to a study commissioned by Newsweek in August. Each year, Newsweek compiles a list of the nation’s top high schools, rating most highly the institutions which best prepare their students for college. Harrison High School was […]

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Rye Country Day School proposes campuswide improvements

The city of Rye has announced a public hearing on Sept. 6 for a series of improvements at the Rye Country Day School, which includes renovating its Performing Arts Center and establishing a new Center for Creativity. According to the proposal submitted to the Rye City Planning Department on July […]

On July 1, Dr. Michael Geisler assumed the role as the 13th president of Manhattanville College, following the retirement of Dr. Jon Strauss. Photo courtesy Manhattanville College
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New president preparing for first year at Manhattanville

Following his appointment as the new president of Manhattanville College, Dr. Michael Geisler announced that the college is currently planning an inauguration ceremony for Oct. 23. Geisler began his presidential duties at Manhattanville College on July 1 after a unanimous decision by the college’s board of trustees this past December […]

Dr. Frank Alvarez at the 2016 Rye High School commencement ceremony, which marked  his last as superintendent in Rye after announcing his resignation on July 19. Photo/Michael Otsuni
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Superintendent Alvarez tenders resignation

Rye City School District Schools Superintendent Dr. Frank Alvarez announced his resignation on Tuesday, July 19. Alvarez, who will step down from the district’s lead position on July 31, sent a letter to administrators, faculty and staff early Tuesday and informed the public of his decision at the Board of […]