The Ichabod Crane Central School District is pleased to announce that the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR Program again has bestowed the prestigious ENERGY STAR Label on all three of its campus school buildings for 2012.
This recognition is presented to the most energy efficient schools in the country, and this is the fifth time the District has received this award.
The School District also has announced that for the second time, the District as a whole is currently eligible for two Energy Star Leader Awards: The 30% Improvement Award (for achieving 30% energy reduction compared to baseline period 2004-05) and the Top Performer Leader Award (for achieving a district-wide EPA score above 75, ICCSD=96). Although Martin H. Glynn and Martin Van Buren are no longer being operated as school buildings, these reports show that when open these buildings were among the most efficient K-12 schools nationally, as well as in New York state.
Robert Thorsey, Ichabod Crane Energy Manager, explained that Ichabod Crane has been in an energy conservation program with Energy Education, Inc. (Energy Star Partner) and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s (NYSEDA) Energy Smart Schools Program since 2004. Recognizing that utility prices continue to increase, the program helps support K-12 schools in their pursuit of energy efficiency and sustainability.
Working in partnership with Energy Education Inc. and TRC Energy Services in Clifton Park, the District closely monitors and analyzes energy use data for the District, which includes staff and student use of equipment, hours of operation, heat and air conditioning controls, and other energy consumption.
Mr. Thorsey stated that the staff and students have become aware of their energy use on a daily basis and have made a significant impact on reducing energy costs. He stated, “As the district energy manager, I want to thank everyone for their efforts in energy conservation! This is a great accomplishment for our district and well earned.”“We are extremely pleased to receive this recognition from ENERGY STAR,” said Ichabod Crane Central Interim Superintendent Lee Bordick. “Our energy conservation effort not only saves taxpayer dollars but also benefits the local environment. We are proud of the staff’s response to the challenge of reducing energy consumption and that these efforts have been recognized by the EPA’s ENERGY STAR Program.”
(Posted July 2, 2012)
"Today’s students take tests for everything. The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), though, is different.
It’s called The Nation’s Report Card because it tells us how students across the country, not just in one particular school or state, are doing."
Excerpt from US Department of Education brochure, The Nation’s Report Card: What Every Parent Should Know About NAEP
This brochure describes for parents the NAEP initiative to improve the nation's schools.
To view the brochure (available in English and Spanish), click on the National Center for Educational Statistics Website here...
For questions regarding this information relative to Ichabod Crane students, contact Melissa Murray, Principal for APPR, in Central Office at 758-7575, Ext. 3002.
(April 21, 2010 ) Required Announcement of Conclusion of Review by the New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) Office of Vocation and Education Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID)
The New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) Office of Vocation and Education Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID) completed a Special Education Quality Assurance (SEQA) Transition Compliance Review in the Ichabod Crane Central School District. This review examined the District’s compliance with selected federal and state laws and regulations governing the education of students with disabilities.
The review was conducted by VESID’s SEQA office as well as school district staff. The review process included a review of school records of selected students with disabilities, classroom visitations, and surveys of staff and parents. Meetings of the Committee on Special Education were also observed. A copy of the report may be obtainedfrom the Superintendent's office located in Central Office in Middle School, 2910 Route 9, Valatie, NY 12184
Non-Discrimination Compliance Statement
The Ichabod Crane Central School District hereby advises students, parents, employees, and the general public that it offers educational opportunities including vocational opportunities without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, handicap or religion. Inquiries regarding this non-discrimination policy may be directed to: Title IX Compliance Officer Shannon Shine, Principal, Ichabod Crane Elementary School, Valatie, NY 12184 (518) 758-7575 and Section 504 Compliance Officer Robert McCloskey, Director of Special Education, Ichabod Crane Central School District, Valatie, NY 12184 (518) 758-7575. A copy of the “In Compliance with Section 1.4 (a)” is available in the Superintendent’s Office.