Berne-Knox-Westerlo

BERNE — The district’s third and final expired bargaining agreement was settled within the 2013-14 school year, approved without opposition on June 16, the last regular Berne-Knox-Westerlo board meeting for Interim Superintendent Lonnie Palmer.

The school board returned Joseph Natale, a former interim business official, to Berne-Knox-Westerlo, voting with no opposition on his 13-month contract to head the district. He'll be paid $800 a day.

A student in Schoolhouse No. 5 returned last week, nearly eight decades hence, to tell Berne-Knox-Westerlo second-graders about her early education.

COPsync 911 is intended for life-threatening situations, to silently communicate with emergency responders. Sheriff Craig Apple is the first to test it in New York.

When Paolo Audino is at school in Florida, he and his father, Jim, talk before and after every game of Berne-Knox-Westerlo modified baseball.

After Berne-Knox-Westerlo student Sam Gerardi's family home succumbed to a fire in May, Teachers Association members collected more than $1,200 in one week toward a laptop.

Boys State is run by the American Legion, a nationwide veterans’ organization, and uses an intense week-long course of activities with military supervision to train rising seniors to be leaders.

Little League girls played a serene evening game on May 20 running over the field renovated with the Valley Cats early in the season.

Voters gave another three years to Vasilios Lefkaditis — who has driven much of the board's discussions about the role of a school board — and ousted a member that voted in the majority for split votes.

Berne-Knox-Westerlo sixth-grader Kyla Creamer was a finalst in the Invention Convention, held every year by the Museum of Innovation and Science in Schenectady.

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