Tuesday, May 14, 2013


In less than a week, on Tuesday, May 21, voters in the Hudson City School District will decide the fate of the proposed 2013-2014 budget and elect two members of the Board of Education. Related to this, there are two news items.

The Register-Star reports today that the anticipated sale of the old Claverack School for $390,000 has fallen through: "School sale fails, hits HCSD budget." HCSD superintendent Maria Suttmeier is quoted in the article as saying, "Our budget was developed with the anticipation of the sale of the Claverack building." At $43,416,302, the budget proposed for 2013-2014 is already 4.49 percent more than the budget for the current year.

The Register-Star also reports that there will be a candidates' forum tonight from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Time & Space Limited: "School board candidates' forum tonight." The five candidates for two seats on the Board of Education will have a chance to make opening remarks and then will respond to questions from the audience. The forum, which will be moderated by Lynn Sloneker, will be broadcast live on WGXC 90.7 F.M. and online at WGXC.org. The forum is archived here.


  1. The photo is revealing. Is it from Hudson?

    1. No, signifier, it's not from Hudson. It's just a photograph of an anonymous early 20th-century classroom that I use from time to time to accompany posts about our school district.