Voters approve 2013-14 budget
Massena voters went to polls on Tuesday, May 21 and approved the district’s proposed $46,764,715 budget for the 2013-14 school year. The proposal increases spending 1.6 percent or $715,773. Massena residents will see an approximate 2.9 percent increase in the true value tax rate compared to 2012-13. (view budget information)
The final count was:
Lorie MacKenzie ran unopposed for the board of education and was elected to a five year term.
After-school robotics program for fifth and sixth graders at Madison Elementary
Coach Darcie Fregoe and approximately 30 students participated in an eight week after-school robotics program this Spring at Madison Elementary School. The students worked in small groups several afternoons each week to design, build, and program robots to run course missions and earn points on the FLL's "Senior Solutions" table. [Read More]
Youth Conservation Corps STEM Internship Program
The program will provide summer internships to County youth ages 17-21. The purpose of the program is to help young people develop STEM career goals and workplace skills, to assist interns in developing personal networds in careers of their choice, and to build bridges from one's education in STEM to an individual's STEM career. [Read More]
Voters to consider 2013-14 budget
On Tuesday, May 21, Massena Central School District residents will vote on the new district’s proposed $46,764,715 budget for the 2013-14 school year. The proposal increases spending 1.6 percent or $715,773. Massena residents would see an approximate 2.9 percent increase in the true value tax rate compared to 2012-13.
Polls are open noon-8 p.m. at the Massena Community Center, 61 Beach Street. Voters must be U.S. citizens, age 18 and older, and residents of the district for at least 30 days prior to vote. Advance registration is not required.
For more information, visit our budget page.
Results of the community budget forum
Read a summary of the ideas and comments from the community forum held on March 7, 2013. . [Results]
A message from the Superintendent
Following the Board of Education's adoption of the proposed 2013-14 budget on Monday, April 22nd, I heard disgruntled people saying that they would vote against the budget on May 21st. They believe that voting the budget down would somehow restore the 29.25 positions lost in this proposal.
Nothing could be further from the truth... [Read More]
BOE adopts proposed budget; includes deep cuts
On Monday, Apr. 22, the Massena Board of Education adopted a $46.76 million proposed budget for the 2013-14 school year. The proposal increases spending $715,773 or 1.6 percent and increases the tax levy $388,127 or 2.9 percent compared to the current budget. [Read More]
To view the budget PowerPoint presentation presented at the Board of Education meeting on April 22, 2013 click here.
Massena Central partners with Rose Hill
Jenn Barron, a certified alcohol and substance abuse counselor (CASAC), is at Massena High School every Tuesday in room 402-A to provide families with free evaluation services and subsequent referrals for students who need further treatment. If a student discloses an abuse problem to school staff, the school may, with parental consent, refer the student to Ms. Barron. Parents wishing to get help for their children without disclosing the request to the school may contact her directly. Ms. Barron can be reached by calling 764-3700 ext. 3188.