Archive for January, 2020

I recently saw a post about banning phones in school and I have an opinion. I think it would be a bad idea for a few reasons. Many students love to listen to music and it can also help them focus. Also, if they need to contact their parent or guardian, it would be such a hassle to have to go to the office and call from there. I acknowledge that many students are consistantly on their phones using social media but for others, I don’t want this priviledge to be ruined.

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A. The high school is not looking to ban phones in school at this time.

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why were the lockers in high school east randomly locked after second period today I dont get why this was done because if you were going to do this it should have been done before school so kids could get their combo from the office if needed and some kids couldnt get into their locker during the periods like me I wasnt able to open it until 5th period and you cant go onto the portal like you used to to get your combo because its not there and its annoying to have to go down to the office to get your combo when it could have just been just not done.

Written by on January 17, 2020

A. There was no organized lock down of student lockers or any event related to lockers. That said, some students intentionally leave their lockers open so they don’t have to use their combination. If we see one like this we close it to try to prevent situations of theft. Any student who needs combo/locker information […]

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Why do bus numbers keep going up when new buses are purchased? Why not just keep the same numbers as the old buses? There is no way Shen has upwards of 700 buses. What will happen once the number reaches 1000?

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A. Bus numbers are associated with a specific bus relative to its maintenance record. Bus numbers can’t be recycled, otherwise they will cause conflict with maintenance records and corrupt our database. Bus numbers will continue to go up for quite sometime to come. And, you are correct, we don’t have 700 plus buses. We currently […]

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Two days after the Board meeting, and still no agenda posted. Some schools Board’s expect the agenda posted several days before the meeting for the pubic to know what’s going on. I guess that’s just the difference between an interest in transparency, and an interest in ramming things through.

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A. Shenendehowa’s Board of Education agenda and all corroborating documents are always posted the Friday before the Tuesday board meeting. We apologize, the person who usually does this was out. Another person filled in and sent it to the newspapers, to all staff and posted it on the district office door as required by law, […]

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I’ve been working on a research project and found out that 80 percent of schools in the US have a contract with a Coke or Pepsi to provide that company’s products in the cafeterias and vending machines. For my project can you tell me if Shen has a contract with one of these companies and which one? Thanks.

Written by on January 17, 2020

A. No, the district does not have a contract with a soda company.

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Awhile back Shen had a day that they collected expired medications. Is there another one scheduled anytime soon?

Written by on January 17, 2020

A. While it took place at Shen, it was actually a program run by the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office.

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As of 8:40 pm on the night of the Board meeting, 1/14, the agenda was not linked to the date on the BOE webpage. How is the public expected to participate in the process if we don’t even know what’s on the agenda?

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A. We apologize, the person who usually does this was out. Another person sent it to the newspapers, to all staff and posted on the door as required by law, but missed the step of linking it to the website.

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I am no longer able to sign into my OverDrive account. Why is this? It says that the account that I entered is incorrect, but I know it’s not. I know because I checked. Help?

Written by on January 17, 2020

A. I am not sure, please ask your teacher or lab aide.

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Is there busing during Regents Week? If so, at what times?

Written by on January 17, 2020

A. Yes: https://www.shenet.org/2020-january-regents-test-schedule/

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can the january regents schedule please be posted :)

Written by on January 17, 2020

A. It is: https://www.shenet.org/2020-january-regents-test-schedule/

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