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FEBRUARY 26, 2016 HTTP://WESTGENESEE.ORG

 
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Top Ten for Class of 2016 is Announced

Academic leaders of the Class of 2016 are in front, from left to right, Jordan Koster, Colleen Augello (Valedictorian), Hannah Humphrey (Salutatorian), and Emily Green. In back, from left to right, are Aren Burnside, Ryan North, Kamel Awayda, Joseph Brogan, Jack Barrett, and Colin Riley.

The Top Ten students of the West Genesee High School Class of 2016 were announced on February 23, 2016. To view the list of students in order of rank click on more

WGMS Tech Club Helps Kindergarten Students "Step Up" to the Promethean Boards

The WGMS Tech Club was asked by the director of Special Education, Susan Murray, to help out some of the kindergarten students at Split Rock.  A few of the students were having a difficult time reaching the Promethean Board and needed a stepstool to utilize the instructional technology. 

When the WGMS Tech Club advisor, Shanna McCarty, presented the possibility to the Tech Club, an amazing amount of students stepped up to the plate to help. They  designed, built, and painted the steps for the kindergarten kids.  They were so excited to help other students in the District and loved that they were given the chance to let their creativity shine through.  

Available Tax Exemptions

Residents who are age 65 and or who are disabled may be eligible for a partial exemption on their school property taxes if they meet certain qualifications.

At the regular meeting on February 10, 2016, the Board of Education reviewed the maximum income eligibility ranges for exemptions that have been approved by New York State. Exemptions ranging from 5% to 50% of qualified applicants assessments are available on income levels of $37,400 or less.

Also available to district residents is a tax exemption for volunteer fire fighters and ambulance workers, approved by the Board of Education on February 10, 2016. To qualify for this exemption, applicants must reside in the school district served by the fire department or ambulance service, the property must be the primary residence of the member, and only the residential portion of the property may receive the exemption. The exemption is equal to 10% of the property's assessed value, not to exceed a $3,000 assessment reduction.

Finally, on February 10, 2016, the Board of Education approved the continuation of the tax exemption for Veterans. The maximum exemption allowable for the three levels of the basic Alternative Veterans’ Exemption in subdivision 2 paragraphs (a), (b), and (c) of Section 458-a will be, respectively: 

  • Six thousand (6,000) dollars, or that amount multiplied by the latest state equalization rate for the assessing unit, or in the case of a special assessing unit, the latest class ratio, whichever is less;

  • Four thousand (4,000) dollars, or that amount multiplied by the latest state equalization rate for the assessing unit, or in the case of a special assessing unit, the latest class ratio, whichever is less; and

  • Twenty thousand (20,000) dollars, or that amount multiplied by the latest state equalization rate for the assessing unit, or in the case of a special assessing unit, the latest class ratio, whichever is less. 

Applications for all property tax exemptions may be obtained from each town assessor, and must be submitted no later than March 1 of each year. More information regarding these exemptions can be found at the NYS Office of Real Property Taxes web site at http://www.tax.ny.gov/pit/property/exemption/index.htm.

 
In the Spotlight feature

Come Join Us at the 8th Annual Culture Fair

The 8th Annual Culture Fair will be held at the High School on Saturday, March 5, from 12:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m. in the upper gym.   

This is a fantastic family event for all ages that is free and open to the public, and is designed to help promote understanding of the various social, ethnic, and cultural influences in our very own community and beyond.     

A variety of cultural and ethnic displays, artifacts, and presentations will be available, along with live dancing, music, food tasting, kids arts and crafts, and T-Shirts (can be purchased for $5.00 in the high school main office before or on the day of the event). more

 
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March 2, 2016

Board of Education Meeting/Budget Presentation - 7:00 p.m.

March 3, 2016

Festival of Bands Concert - High School Auditorium - 7:30 p.m.  

March 5, 2016

8th Annual Culture Fair - High School - 12:00-3:00 p.m.

 

 

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Annual Fire Inspection Report Now Available

Notice is hereby given that the annual inspection for 2015-2016 of the West Genesee Central School District for fire hazards which might endanger the lives of students, teachers, employees therein, has been completed and the report thereof is available for inspection at the office of the Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds during normal business hours by all interested parties.   


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WEST GENESEE CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
300 Sanderson Drive, Camillus, NY 13031
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