Dear Parents and Members of the Lowville Academy School Community,
On behalf of the Board of Education, staff and administration, please accept our sincerest thanks on a soon to be completed 2018-19 school year. We
appreciate your efforts to work with us as partners in your child’s education. Your role and support is essential in the success each child finds both
here and in life. As always, the entire staff at LACS will continue to work hard and strive for excellence in an effort to help our students be successful
both inside and outside the classroom.
As we finish this year, we want to express our congratulations and best wishes to the class of 2019. We know that they are well prepared to meet any
challenges they will encounter in the future. The past 13 years have passed quickly for them and their families. We are very proud of their
accomplishments at Lowville Academy and wish them all the best as they go out into the world. The entire community is invited to attend their
graduation ceremony at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 22nd.
As I prepare to retire and contemplate my life beyond Lowville Academy, I wish to express my overwhelming gratitude for being awarded the opportunity
to support the mission of this outstanding school district for over 30 years.
As the superintendent of the Lowville Academy and Central School District, I have had the privilege to work with a supportive Board of Education, an
exceptional student-centered administrative team, and a dedicated, hard-working group of teachers and support staff who always have the best interest
of students at the forefront of their minds. I am confident that with this extraordinary group of individuals in place, LACS will continue to thrive and
succeed for decades to come.
My commitment and dedication to this school district and community has only expanded over time and it is my sincere hope that I have been able to
give back in some small measure all that has been given to me during my time at LACS. The outstanding level of district and community support has
been very meaningful to me and is one most superintendents can only wish for throughout their careers.
To quote, Theodore Roosevelt, “Far and away the best gift that life has to offer is the opportunity to work hard at work worth doing.” There is no greater
joy or satisfaction than to have had the privilege of spending my career working hard at work worth doing. It is with heartfelt gratitude that I thank you for
I wish all of you the best in the years ahead. Have a wonderful summer!
Cheryl R. Steckly
Superintendent of Schools
School Board Election Results For 2019-20
The 2019-20 Lowville Academy School Budget passed on May 21 with 283 yes votes to 30 no. Thank you for your continued support of the school
programs. The results for all propositions follow below:
Proposition 1 - 2019-20 School District Budget of $28,954,739 Yes - 283 No - 30
Proposition 2 - Purchase of Three School Buses at $360,000 Yes - 277 No - 34
Proposition 3 - Transportation of Head Start Pupils Yes - 291 No - 21
Proposition 4 - Increase of Funding for Public Libraries Yes - 272 No - 40
In addition to the budget referendum, the annual school board election was also held on May 21. Re-elected without opposition to three-year terms
commencing July 1 are Board veterans James Farquhar and Stephanie Houser Fouse. Amy Marti was elected to her first three-year term.