General Brown Central School District

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  • The mission of the General Brown Central School District is to prepare and inspire each student to meet future challenges.
     

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  • Two members of the General Brown Central School District have been named to the New York State Master Teacher Program. Susan Menapace, a seventh-grade math teacher and General Brown’s first educator to be selected for the program, and Natalie Hurley, a GB Board of Education member and Indian River Central School District math and academic intervention services teacher, were both accepted into the four-year program. 
     
    General Brown Junior-Senior High School senior Peter T. Harvill has been named a Commended Student in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. Harvill will be recognized during the Oct. 7 General Brown Central School District Board of Education meeting. 
     
    The General Brown varsity football team’s Sept. 13 game against Lowville served as a special night to many in the community. Not only was it the 2019-20 home opener for the Lions, it marked the third annual Military Recognition Game organized by the Friends of GB Football.
     
    Click the link above to watch the 2019 Jr-Sr High School Graduation Ceremony.
     
    Bohlen Tech held its first ever signing days this week. Four GB students have found employment opportunities with local companies. Congratulations- we are so proud of you!

Announcements

  • Thursday, December 5, 2019
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  • Phase 1 of 2017 capital project complete; Phase 2 to start in December

    With the first phase of work completed from the capital project voters approved in 2017, the General Brown Central School District is looking to continue updating its facilities and to do so at no additional cost to taxpayers. Because bids for the overall project came in significantly less than expected, the district is now able to take on several more projects, which it is calling Phase 2, that were included as alternate projects under the umbrella of the original $9.4 million capital project. Work is slated to begin in December and take place at each of the district's three schools as well as the bus garage. Read the full article to find out more.


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  • Community welcome to Dec. 9 co-teaching update

    With co-teaching underway, the General Brown Central School District community and board of education will receive an update on the district’s progress from an inclusion expert who has been partnering with the district for the past year. During the board’s regular 5:30 p.m. Dec. 9 meeting, Julie Causton, co-founder of Inclusive Schooling, plans to give an overview of integrated co-teaching and talk about the changes that have been implemented in GB classrooms. Read the full article.


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  • Be prepared for inclement weather school closures and delays

    There’s no denying it: Winter weather is here.

    Now is a good time to become familiar with how the General Brown Central School District communicates about school closings, delays and early dismissals.

    Read the full article to find out so you are prepared for when school unexpectedly closes, starts late or dismisses early.


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  • Holiday cheer to be spread through music

    The community is welcome to attend a free Senior Citizen Holiday Concert on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. The concert will begin at 10 a.m. in the General Brown Junior-Senior High School auditorium.

    Cookies and punch will be served following the concert. 

    Please RSVP to the high school main office at 315-779-2300, option 1. 


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  • School tax information available online

    Taxpayers can go online and print a copy of their 2019 tax bill. Taxpayers will also be able to check their payment status, which is updated within 24-48 hours of when the payment was made.

    • Visit: http://jefferson.sdgnys.com/search.aspx
    • Search for any parcel in Jefferson County by tax map number, name or address
    • Select a parcel
    • From here, you can view tax info, view tax bills or payment status

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  • Superintendent recognized for breaking barriers

    General Brown Central School District Superintendent Barbara Case is being recognized by the Northern Regional Center for Independent Living (NRCIL) with the 2019 Ed Roberts Barrier Buster Award for her efforts in making the district more inclusive for people of all abilities and connecting its students and their families to community resources. Read the full article to find out more. 


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  • Junior High School supply list available

    General Supply List for Jr High School Students


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  • Superintendent writes about school safety

    Please see this letter from Superintendent Barbara Case.


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  • Water testing completed

    All three buildings had their water tested in October 2017 and cleared with all locations testing below 15 parts per billion. New sinks and faucets were installed in the summer of 2018; they were tested in October 2018.  Click Here to view all of the results.

    Recent events in the news have highlighted water conditions in several locations across this country, including areas in our region. During the recent New York state legislation session, a bill was passed specifically pertaining to water testing in school districts. Water testing has been completed in all three buildings, and the results have been posted to our website for each building. More information is available here.


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  • Guide available to register for website updates
     
    Please click here to access the General Brown Central School District Website Registration/Subscription Guide. This guide provides information regarding how to receive notifications when selected portions of the district website have been updated.
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  • Schooltool parent portal information availableSchooltool
    The Parent Portal is available during the school year.
     
    To register for the parent portal, please Click Here for an application. Forms are also available in each main office. Completed forms should be submitted to your child's school's main office.
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  • Central registration available at district office 
     
    The General Brown Central School District has a central registration system. If you wish to register a student in one of the district's three schools, please visit the General Brown Central School District Office at 17643 Cemetery Rd., Dexter, New York.

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