Dear Parents and Members of the Lowville School Community:
I hope that this newsletter finds everyone having a relaxing summer. Here, in the district, we have been very busy preparing for the
upcoming school year and the return of our students.
Our teachers have spent the season teaching summer school, collaborating on curriculum and standard alignment, and undergoing
professional development to improve their practice for the benefit of all our students. There is no better time for teachers to hone their
craft and continue an educator’s commitment to lifelong learning! These efforts will no doubt add rich experiences to the lives of our
students for years to come. However, the commitment doesn’t end there. Our maintenance and custodial department, our cafeteria and our
transportation departments have all been in high gear preparing the building, creating healthy and delicious food menus, and making our
buses safe for our students to return.
In order to be prepared for the beginning of the school year, there is some information that you will need to know. As always, the Lowville
Board of Education is mindful of the financial impact of our school lunch program and have historically kept the cost of lunches low. After a
review of our lunch program and an understanding of the increase of food costs, it is evident that an adjustment to the school lunch prices
from $1.85 per lunch to $2.00 per lunch is necessary. The cost of breakfast will remain unchanged, at $1.00 per meal. If any of our families
believe that they may qualify for free or reduced meals, please feel free to fill out the enclosed application. If you need assistance, we are
more than happy to help.
The 212th school year for Lowville Academy will open on Wednesday, September 4 for all Pre-K through grade 12 students and staff. Students
should plan to arrive on the 4th no later than 8:30 a.m. Dismissal will be at 3:10 p.m. with the buses departing at 3:20 p.m.
Lastly, I want to take this opportunity to extend a genuine thank you for the warm welcome I have received from the members of the
Lowville community since starting as the superintendent for Lowville. I look forward to many more years of living, working, and serving in
the Lowville Academy School District.
Very Truly Yours,
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.