What You Need to Know for May 17!

Dear SEEN Community, This Tuesday, May 17, registered voters in the Saratoga Springs City School District may vote in the 2022 Board of Education Election and Budget Vote. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the elementary schools. Visit sscsdvotes.com to find your polling place. Absentee ballots may be acquired throughContinue reading “What You Need to Know for May 17!”

BOE Meeting – May 10, 2022

SSCSD Board of Education Meeting Notes (SEEN)May 10, 2022Notes by Rebecca LynchView the meeting. Read the Meeting Agenda. Trustees Present: Anjie Emeka (President), John Brueggeman (Vice President), Erika Borman (arrived at 7:21pm), John Ellis, Amanda Ellithorpe, Dean Kolligian, Tony Krackeler, Natalya Lakhtakia, Connie Woytowich Meeting begins with a performance by the Senior Band Percussionists 7:08pmContinue reading “BOE Meeting – May 10, 2022”

More Than Words: All Are Welcome Here!

Dear SEEN Community, When the Saratoga Springs community came together in response to the Immigration & Customs Enforcement raids under the direction of former President Donald Trump in Summer 2017, the Saratoga Immigration Coalition and MLK Saratoga united under the statement “All Are Welcome Here.” Today, Saratoga Educational Equity Network (SEEN) joins them to sayContinue reading “More Than Words: All Are Welcome Here!”

SEEN Community Update: It’s School Board Campaign Season!

Dear SEEN Community, With a month left until the Board of Education elections and budget vote on May 17, campaign issues and tactics are beginning to surface. Whether raising concerns about school safety, about content or language in readings and assignments, curricular oversight, performance on state testing, or even now the national Youth Risk BehaviorContinue reading “SEEN Community Update: It’s School Board Campaign Season!”

BOE Meeting – April 12, 2022

SSCSD Board of Education Meeting Notes (SEEN)April 12, 2022Notes by Sue Kessler and Rebecca LynchView the meeting. Read the Meeting Agenda. Trustees present: Anjie Emeka (President), John Brueggemann (Vice President), Erika Borman, John Ellis, Amanda Ellithorpe, Dean Kolligian, Tony Krackeler, Natalya Lakhtakia, and Connie Woytowich (with Connie attending virtually).  7:03     Motion to enter public sessionContinue reading “BOE Meeting – April 12, 2022”

SEEN Community Update: What is Acceptance?

Dear SEEN Community, April is Autism Acceptance Month. Do you see a difference? When the Autism Society launched Autism Awareness in 1970, awareness – including knowledge about the diagnoses, or that autism is a spectrum disorder – was critical. More than 50 years later, in 2021, The Autism Society and other affiliated organizations shifted goalsContinue reading “SEEN Community Update: What is Acceptance?”

BOE Meeting – March 24, 2022

SSCSD Board of Education Meeting Notes (SEEN)March 24, 2022Notes by Lisa GlazerView the meeting. Read the Meeting Agenda. Trustees Present: Anjie Emeka (President),  John Brueggemann (Vice-President), Erika Borman, John Ellis, Amanda Ellithorpe, Dean Kolligian, Tony Krackeler, Natalya Lakhtakia, Connie Woytowich (attending virtually)  7:07 Motion to re-enter public session – passes unanimously 7:08 Acceptance of agendaContinue reading “BOE Meeting – March 24, 2022”

SEEN Community Update: Let’s Learn Together!

Dear SEEN Community, Hey all – long time, no email! Between the SEEN General Meeting at the end of February, the Board of Education meeting, committee meetings and a Steering Committee meeting earlier this week and, well, all of the rest of life, we’ve been listening a lot, but not always typing it up inContinue reading “SEEN Community Update: Let’s Learn Together!”

BOE Meeting – March 8, 2022

SSCSD Board of Education Meeting Notes (SEEN)March 8, 2022Notes by Rebecca LynchView the meeting. Read the Meeting Agenda. Trustees Present: Anjie Emeka (President), Erika Borman, John Ellis, Amanda Ellithorpe, Dean Kolligian, Tony Krackeler, Natalya Lakhtakia, Connie Woytowich (attending virtually) Trustees Absent: John Brueggemann 7:07pm Motion to re-enter public session – passes unanimously 7:08pm Pledge ofContinue reading “BOE Meeting – March 8, 2022”

SEEN Community Update: It’s Action Time! Will We See You Monday?

Dear SEEN Community, This week’s email is short and sweet, with three upcoming opportunities for you to join us. There are lots of ways to get involved, and these are just some of the next events on the calendar! Monday, February 28th at 8 p.m. SEEN is hosting our next General Meeting! Taking place onContinue reading “SEEN Community Update: It’s Action Time! Will We See You Monday?”