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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  • Dexter Elementary School students were recently treated to an in-school performance by The Fabulous Chinese Acrobats. The General Brown Elementary PTO sponsored the performance, in which “Team Dragon” members wowed pre-K to grade 2 students with their teamwork, balance and strength. 
    What a great Valentine’s Day gift: On Feb. 12, the General Brown Central School District Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Chapter, along with faculty and staff, donated 85 heart pillows to the Gouverneur Breast Cancer Fund. 
    Congratulations to Colden Marks, a seventh-grade General Brown Junior-Senior High School student, for winning the district’s spelling bee by correctly spelling the word exposure. Nineteen students in grades 4-8 competed, and the runner up was eighth grader Natalie Farr. Colden and Natalie will advance to the Scripps Regional Spelling Bee, which will be held March 5 at GB Junior-Senior High School. 
    Eighth-grade students Hannah Trimper, Julia Carrick and Isabelle Wetzel earned the first, second and third places, respectively, in the VFW Post 7227 Auxiliary's Patriot's Pen youth scholarship essay contest. The contest theme was "What Makes America Great." 
    Section III Coach of the Year - Phil Jenner
    Frontier League Coach of the Year - Lindsay Labiendo
    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.


  • Monday, February 24, 2020
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  • 2020-2021 Universal Pre-Kindergarten

    The General Brown Central School District will once again offer General Brown residents and their children the opportunity to attend Universal Pre-Kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year.

    If you have a child who is four years old or will be four years old on or before December 1, 2020, that child is eligible for Universal Pre-Kindergarten.

    General Brown residents can call Donna Keefer at 315-779-2300, option #9, option #3 between March 2, 2020– March 13 2020 to be placed on the list for Pre-Kindergarten.

    Further information regarding registration packets and screenings will be sent out in the Spring.

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  • Health officials urge public to take precautions against the spread of viruses

    Health officials, elected leaders and school officials are urging the public to take precautions against the spread of seasonal influenza, or flu, and a new virus that has recently been detected in humans—2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCov).

    Confirmed influenza cases were first reported to the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) in October and have been steadily on the rise since. Health officials also are monitoring the spread of 2019-nCov, which originated in China and has spread to a number of countries, including the United States.

    "While we do not have a confirmed case of the novel coronavirus in the state, we are continuing to take every necessary precaution to protect New Yorkers from this dangerous virus," New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Feb. 7. "I also want to remind New Yorkers they are more likely to be exposed to the influenza virus than the coronavirus and urge everyone to take common sense precautions to protect against both, such as regular hand washing and avoiding close contact with people who are sick."

    Read the full article.

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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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  • 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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  • 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:
    • 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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