official results of the budget vote and board election
Below are official results of the 2015 Budget Vote and School Board Election, which were certified by the Board of Education on May 20.
Proposition #1: 2015-16 Budget ($115,014,480) PASSED WITH 73.92%
- Yes Votes: 1,978
- No Votes: 698
Proposition #2: Capital Reserve ($890,000 for bus purchases) PASSED WITH 81.18%
- Yes Votes: 2,161
- No Votes: 501
School Board Members Elected:
- Moira Lang (3-year term): 1,569 votes
- Jen Curley (3-year term): 1,408 votes
- Ann Reichlin (3-year term): 1,255 votes
- Sean Eversley Bradwell (2-year term ending June 30, 2017): 1,252 votes
A total of 64 write-in votes were cast, and the Board of Education reports that 9.8 percent of registered voters participated in the election on May 19.
Thank you for your support of the ICSD and congratulations to the new Board of Education members.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Seventh grade students in Ms. Benson’s Life Sciences class at Boynton Middle School had a unique opportunity to examine replicas of Neandertal skulls thanks to a grant from the Ithaca Public Education Initiative.
After receiving instructions from their teacher, the students were split into groups to conduct several measurements of different size skulls. It is part of a larger project at the school, “The Neandertal in the Mirror,” a co-curricular unit where both English and Science classes are collaborating to gain a deeper understanding of Neandertal culture and biology and how it relates to modern humans. The unit is being funded by a Connecting Classrooms Grant from IPEI, which will also fund more replica artifacts for students to examine and guest speakers.
More photos from the skull lab are available on the district’s Facebook page.
The district thanks the IPEI for their support.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Members of the ICSD Board of Education and Superintendent Dr. Luvelle Brown recognized students and teachers during the April 28 Commendation Ceremony in Kulp Auditorium at Ithaca High School.
Please see the awards given out during the ceremony by clicking HERE.More photos from the night are available on our Facebook page, or by clicking HERE.
Monday, May 18, 2015
South Hill Elementary hosted Family Night on May 14. The event included many different visitors inside and out along with a Bike Rodeo and Clifford the Big Red Dog.
Inside, people got to learn about the Think Block Theory from Dr. Laura Cabrera, Cooperative Extension showed off healthy foods, and parents received handouts about transportation and the summer reading kick off for the Scholastic Book Fair. In addition, April from Family Math was in attendance and Dr. Jason showed students and parents what a healthy spine looks like.
Outside there was more fun including the Ithaca Fire Department giving out helmets and allowing our students and staff to sit up in the truck. Also, police officers from IPD and Cornell brought their awesome, and friendly, K9 units. A race was held in the upper field hosted by Ithaca Running Store and dad, Ian. The night also included the first Bike Rodeo. Sgt. Brotherton from IPD set up the cones and checked out the safety of the bikes and helmets before students were allowed to ride along the route.
Thank you to everyone that was here! It was a big hit for the South Hill community.
More photos are available on the district Facebook page, or by clicking HERE.
Friday, May 15, 2015
The 140th anniversary of Ithaca High School was held on Saturday, May 2 in Kulp Auditorium. Attendees of the event were able to browse a museum of Archives relating to the high school that included a timeline of the high school and memorabilia related to the high school. Refreshments were also served and provided by the Ithaca High Food Service staff.
There was a formal program that included a mix of speakers on various topics and musical performances by current Ithaca High Students.
More photos are available on our Facebook page:
The program was also recorded. The video can be seen in its entirety on the WRED Youtube channel: https://youtu.be/GyinvzG4TXQ