Berne-Knox-Westerlo

BERNE — The Berne-Knox-Westerlo Parent-Teacher Association is sponsoring a second “Meet the Candidates Night” to showcase the individuals from our community who will be running for the next two open board of education seats.

Well under half the students in our schools who are eligible for free breakfasts eat this important meal. We need to change that.

"We’re going to have to be creative," said Sarah Blood, the new business manager for Berne-Knox-Westerlo, as the rural district with declining enrollment is faced with stagnant state aid and committed to no tax increase.

Berne-Knox-Westerlo's new superintendent says his team of administrators is  "working to transform a school system."

The Bulldogs' season ended with a squeaker in the semifinals at the Glens Falls Civic Center on Monday. Lake George scored in the last nine seconds to eek out a one-point win, 55 to 54.

The new superintendent said that, at the next school board meeting, district programs that alleviate harassment will be explained. "Our mantra has been find it and fix it," he said.

Comments from residents who served on or valued the Budget Advisory Committee moved the school board to postpone its plans to suspend the volunteer group.

BERNE — The Berne-Knox-Westerlo Parent-Teacher Association will be hosting a Meet the Candidates Night on Monday, Feb. 22, at 6:30 p.m. in the secondary school library.  This is the night before the special vote, which will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 23.

BERNE — On Jan. 12, Mackenzie Dunnells, who is 12, swallowed bleach from a bottle in her home in Berne; she wanted to die.

“I got this overwhelming feeling, thinking about all that has been done for five years at school and no one listened to me,” said Mackenzie.

"It makes me feel like nothing," says a 12-year-old of being bullied at school for years. Her hurt was made worse when, she and her mother say, it was ignored by school leaders.

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