New Lebanon Central School District



Please help hungry children, support the BackPack Program

(August 28, 2014) The New Lebanon CSD is once again participating in the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York’s BackPack Program. The program provides hungry children with backpacks full of food to meet their needs on weekends. Please consider making a donation to this worthy cause. Learn more.

Consortium receives grant to improve assessment practices

(August 20, 2014) New Lebanon CSD is part of a consortium of local school districts led by Questar III BOCES that will receive $399,314 in grant funding to review and improve student assessment practices this school year. Read more.

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Summer Learning at New Lebanon Jr/Sr High School

(August 18, 2014) This summer, Walter B. Howard Elementary students attended the summer school program for support in literacy, while incoming 8th and 9th grade students attended the Summer Academy to preview their learning for the next school year. Learn more...


Initial assessment data indicates growth at New Lebanon CSD

(August 15, 2014) The results of the spring 2014 Grades 3-8 Math and English Language Arts (ELA) assessments have been released. Overall, New Lebanon CSD’s results indicate growth from the previous year and this data will allow the district to focus its efforts in areas requiring further improvement. Learn more.

Information on NYS Property Tax Freeze Credit Program

(August 5, 2014) This fall, homeowners in New Lebanon CSD who qualify for New York’s STAR exemption will receive an additional state rebate check. The rebate is part of the Property Tax Freeze Credit Program created as part of this year’s New York State budget agreement. Qualified homeowners will receive the rebate because New Lebanon’s CSD’s proposed 2014-15 budget is within the state’s property tax cap. The 2014-15 budget spending plan carries a tax levy increase of 0 percent. The rebate check will come from the state, not the district. Click here for a fact sheet with more information.


Community learns to swim at New Lebanon Jr./Sr. High School

(August 5, 2014) This summer, dozens of children ages four to 13, are taking advantage of the pool at New Lebanon Jr./Sr. High School  and learning the lifelong skill of swimming. Learn More.

Ruhe Field Named After Dedicated Coach

(July 25, 2014) On Wednesday, July 23, friends, family, students and former students gathered at the New Lebanon Jr./Sr. high school to celebrate the career of Fred Ruhe and to dedicate the newly constructed softball field in his name. Learn More.

Leslie Whitcomb Takes Oath of Office as Superintendent of Schools; Board Leadership Re-Elected

(July 3, 2014) At the Board of Education's reorganization meeting on July 2, Ms. Leslie Whitcomb was administered the oath of office as Superintendent of Schools. Ms. Whitcomb succeeds Ms. Karen McGraw, who will be retiring at the end of July. Recently re-elected Board of Education members Christine Sotek and Michael Bienes were each sworn in for another three-year-term. Timothy Lambert and Michael Bienes were re-elected president and vice president, respectively, for the 2014-15 school year. Congratulations to all. The Board also approved the 2014-15 meeting schedule.

Congratulations Class of 2014!

(July 1, 2014) Congratulations to New Lebanon's Class of 2014 who accepted their diplomas in front of family, friends, faculty and staff on June 28. Learn More

Two New Lebanon Students Graduate from TVHS Program

(June 25, 2014) Congratulations to the Tech Valley High School® Class of 2014 who graduated on Saturday, June 21 at the University at Albany Campus Center Ballroom on the Albany campus. Graduating from New Lebanon High School are Mackenzie Stone and Josey Bartholomew. Learn More

Valedictorian & Salutatorian Featured in Chatham Courier

(June 24, 2014) New Lebanon High School Valedictorian Connor Feathers and Salutatorian Ryan Etue are featured in the Chatham Courier. See the article online, here.

Congratulations Kindergarteners!

(June 24, 2014) Walter B. Howard Elementary's kindergarten classes of Mrs. Bove, Mr. Breslin, and Mrs. de Oliveira’s graduated on June 20. Their first grade classmates were in attendance along with many of their family and friends. During the ceremony, the children sang several songs, guests enjoyed a slide show of their kindergarteners through the year, and the attendees celebrated with refreshments afterwards. We are very proud of our kindergarteners and our class of 2026!

Senator Marchione Honors Brian Dempsey With "Teachers of Excellence" Award

(June 10, 2014) New Lebanon Jr./Sr. High School teacher Brian Dempsey was recognized with a "Teachers of Excellence" award by Senator Kathy Marchione during a ceremony on Thursday night, June 5, at Columbia High School. Mr. Dempsey and 24 other area teachers were recognized for their commitment and academic excellence. Learn More

New Lebanon Students Recognized at Rensselaer Education Center Awards Night

(June 9, 2014) Rensselaer Education Center held it's annual Awards Night on June 5. Congratulations to the New Lebanon students who attend the Center and received awards. Learn More

Softball and Boys Outdoor Track Teams Earn Spring Scholar-Athlete Team Awards

(June 5, 2014) The girls softball and boys outdoor track teams have qualified for the Spring Scholar-Athlete Team Award by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association. Learn More

NL Student Athlete Brandon Tynan Featured by CBS 6

(June 5, 2014) On Monday, June 2, New Lebanon High School senior Brandon Tynan was featured by CBS 6 for its "Personal Best" feature. Brandon has cystic fibrosis but he explains that doesn't keep him from doing what he likes to, including playing on the school's baseball team. Nice job Brandon! We are proud of you. See the video

Student Athletes Recognized for Spring Sports

(May 29, 2014) New Lebanon Jr./Sr. High School's Spring Athletic Banquet was held May 27 when a number of students were recognized for their contributions during the spring sports season. See Awards

Jr./Sr. High School Hosts Annual Memorial Day Assembly

(May 28, 2014) On Friday, May 23, New Lebanon Jr./Sr. High School hosted its fourth annual Memorial Day Assembly to honor our servicemen and women and all who gave their lives in defense of our country.

Veterans and current members of the military joined the American Legion Post #1236 of New Lebanon and the Berkshire Chapter 65 Vietnam Veterans of America in the high school gymnasium as our honored guests. Family and community members were also welcomed and encouraged to attend the festivities in memory of our fallen heroes and in celebration of those who serve. Guest speaker was Lee Godfroy IV of the United States Marine Corps, NYS Trooper and 2000 graduate of New Lebanon. Read the Chatham Courier coverage

Jr/Sr High School Invites Senior Citizens In for Brunch & Preview of Spring Concert

(May 22, 2014) Members of the Senior Citizen Center were invited for brunch on Tuesday, May 20 while the Senior High Chorus performed for them selections for their Spring Concert, which was held the following evening (May 21). Students turned the gym into a café “Dulce Delicious” with beautiful place settings and a carpeted entrance. The Advanced Foods classes provided the brunch. Learn More/See photos

Junior and Senior High School Students Honored at Awards Nights

(May 22, 2014) New Lebanon Jr./Sr. High School held its annual Junior High Academic Awards Night on May 13 and its Senior High School Academic Awards Night on May 20. Students were presented with Academic Awards, Special Awards and were recognized for achieving Honor Roll. View the Senior High Awards and/or view the Junior High Awards

Residents Approve Budget & Propositions

(May 20, 2014) New Lebanon Central School District residents approved a $12,765,996 budget for the 2014-15 school year by a vote of 183 (yes) to 44 (no). The plan increases spending by only 2.61 percent, or $325,206 over the current year, and carries a tax levy increase of 0 percent. Voters also approved:

  • Proposition 2 – use of capital reserve - by a vote of 163 (yes) to 52 (no)
  • Proposition 3 – establishing a capital reserve- by a vote of 162 (yes) to 49 (no)
  • Board of education seats: Christine Sotek - 170 votes; Michael Bienes - 167 votes; Write Ins: Scott Putnam: 2 votes

Thank you to all who came out to vote!

Walter B. Howard Students Engage in "The After School Filmmaking Project"

(May 15, 2014) For six weeks this spring, seven 6th grade Walter B. Howard Elementary students met after school in the library once a week to engage in "The After School Filmmaking Project." Their film "After School Terror" was screened at the Crandell Theater on May 4. Learn More

Walter B. Howard Elementary Pairs With SPAC to Bring “Classical Kids” Program to Students

(May 12, 2014) Walter B. Howard Elementary School is partnering with the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) to introduce 5th and 6th graders to the world of classical music and dance through SPAC’s Classical Kids program.

Classical Kids is a school-based program designed to introduce elementary and middle school students to the classical performing arts through in-school demonstrations by professional dancers and musicians and attendance at SPAC to experience world-class performances. Students who attend both the lecture/demonstration and the summer ballet or concert are given two SPAC season lawn passes for classical performances each year, until they graduate from high school. Learn More

New Lebanon High School Teacher Selected for NYS Master Teacher Program

(May 8, 2014) New Lebanon High School math teacher Dolores Storey has been selected for the New York State Master Teacher Program. Ms. Storey joins the 104 Master Teachers announced in October 2013, bringing the total number of Master Teachers in New York to 319, representative of every region in the state. Learn More



College in the High School Summer Courses

(May 8, 2014) Students going into grades 11 and 12 for the 2014- 2015 school year are now eligible to sign- up for College in the High School summer courses. Both Columbia-Greene and Hudson Valley Community Colleges will have offerings at neighboring high schools around the region. For a complete listing of courses at HVCC, please visit All C-GCC courses can be found by clicking here. Interested students should see Ms. Pepe in the Counseling Office for more information, or to sign up for one of these college credit courses.

Congratulations Newest Members of the National Honor Society

(May 7, 2014) Eleven students were inducted into the National Honor Society during a ceremony in front of family and friends on Wednesday, April 30, in the High School Gymnasium. Inductees into the National Honor Society are chosen by a selection committee. In addition to academics, students’ leadership, service and character are carefully included in the selection guidelines. Learn More

Board Approves 2014-15 School Calendar

On Wednesday, March 19, 2014, the New Lebanon Board of Education approved the 2014-15 school calendar. This is the basic one-page calendar stating holidays, breaks, Regents testing dates, conference days, etc. The calendar can be downloaded on the calendar webpage.

Kindergarten Registration for 2014-15

The New Lebanon Central School District has begun the process of registering students for the 2014-15 Kindergarten class. Students need to be legal residents of the school district and reside with parents or guardians within the school district at the time of the opening day of school and must be five (5) years of age or more on December 1, 2014 in order to register for Kindergarten.

Please call the elementary school office by March 31, 2014 at 794-8554 ext. 3002 to ensure your child is on the registration list.

District to Release APPR Score Upon Written Request

All parents/guardians have the right to request Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) quality ratings and composite effectiveness scores for their child's current year's teacher(s) and principal(s).

Upon official written request, parents/guardians will be notified by mail of their child's teacher's or principal’s evaluation score. Responses will be mailed out within 15 school days of receipt of the written request. READ MORE

School Tax Bill Update

Please note that the Full Market Value on the printed New Lebanon Central School Tax bills for the 2013-14 school year is incorrect.  This information was not updated to show the current Uniform Percentage of Value.  It should be noted that his error does not impact tax bills in any way.  If you would like a new bill with the correct Full Market Value please call the District Office at 794-9016 ext. 2002.

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