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CTE Students and Programs Stand out in Cazenovia and across the Nation! CTE Students and Programs Stand out in Cazenovia and across the Nation!: CTE Students and Programs Stand out in Cazenovia and across the Nation!   Agriculture/ FFA The Caz Aggies have community support sending students to Leadership Camp Owsegatchie in the Summer and Junior, Andrew Curtis  Szalach  serving as State FFA Treasurer! https://eaglenewsonline.com/new/schools/2024/05/28/cazenovia-junior-to-serve-as-new-york-state-ffa-treasurer/   https://eaglenewsonline.com/new/schools/2024/04/22/burton-street-student-sends-four-high-schoolers-to-ffas-camp-oswegatchie/   Business Senior Work-based learning grows exponentially with over 50% of seniors requesting the class next year! Business students can earn over 20 free college credits through Tompkin Community College! Work Based Learning and Financial ...
Voters Approve Revised 2024-25 School Budget Voters Approve Revised 2024-25 School Budget: On June 18, residents approved Cazenovia Central School District’s revised $38.4 million budget proposal with a tax levy limit of 4.02%. Voters approved the revised budget 1127 to 546. “We’re thankful to the community for passing this revised budget and supporting our schools. It was a difficult budget season, and we’re thankful for everyone who has been involved throughout the process,” said Superintendent Christopher DiFulvio. “Although we need to make some reductions under this revised budget, we will continue to provide our students with the best educational experience possible. We’re looking forward to the year ahead.” The revised spending plan includes a reduction of $400,000 compared to the proposal that voters rejected ...
Community Merger Presentation Planned in Response to Morrisville-Eaton Request Community Merger Presentation Planned in Response to Morrisville-Eaton Request:         Morrisville-Eaton Central School District has requested that the Cazenovia Central School District consider a merger study following updated financial incentives from New York state. In response, the Cazenovia Central School District will host a merger presentation for the public.  “The school district and the board of education would be irresponsible if we didn’t do our due diligence to explore what’s involved with a merger and review all of the advantages and disadvantages for taxpayers and students, especially given the financial challenges we have faced developing the 2024-25 school budget and that the district is projected ...
Public hearing on revised school budget is June 11; statewide revote day is June 18 Public hearing on revised school budget is June 11; statewide revote day is June 18: Cazenovia Central School District encourages residents to learn more about the revised 2024-25 school budget proposal at the upcoming public hearing on Tuesday, June 11. The hearing is set for 6 p.m. in the high school cafeteria, 31 Emory Ave.  On Tuesday, June 18, residents will have the opportunity to vote on the revised $38.4 million budget proposal, which is at the district’s calculated tax levy limit of 4.02%. The revised spending plan includes a reduction of $400,000 compared to the proposal that voters rejected by 34 votes on May 21. The new budget proposal will require a simple majority vote for authorization rather than the supermajority the previous proposal needed.  To reduce the budget by $400,000, the district is proposing to cut a reading teacher, an ...
CCSD Administration and BOE Plan Next Steps Following Budget Decision, Public Hearing  June 11, Revote June 18 CCSD Administration and BOE Plan Next Steps Following Budget Decision, Public Hearing June 11, Revote June 18:         The Cazenovia Central School District will be asking voters on June 18 to weigh in on a revised budget proposal that will be at the district’s calculated tax levy limit and include a reduction of $400,000 compared to the proposal that voters rejected on May 21 by 34 votes.  “We are thankful to all who came out in support of our school budget. We recognize we are in challenging financial times, which is why we asked students and their families, district staff and community members for their input as we created the proposal voters weighed in on,” said Superintendent Christopher DiFulvio. “Unfortunately, our students will feel ...
Cazenovia Central School District Administration and BOE Plan Next Steps Following Budget Decision Cazenovia Central School District Administration and BOE Plan Next Steps Following Budget Decision: The Cazenovia Central School District will be asking voters on June 18 to weigh in on a revised budget proposal that will be at the district’s calculated tax levy limit and include a reduction of $400,000 compared to the proposal that voters rejected on May 21 by 34 votes.  “We are thankful to all who came out in support of our school budget. We recognize we are in challenging financial times, which is why we asked students and their families, district staff and community members for their input as we created the proposal voters weighed in on,” said Superintendent Christopher DiFulvio. “Unfortunately, our students will feel the impact of a reduction in program and services as we work to develop a new budget proposal that is at the district’s calculated ...
Voters Reject 2024-25 School Budget Proposal; Elect 3 Board Members Voters Reject 2024-25 School Budget Proposal; Elect 3 Board Members: On May 21, Cazenovia Central School District voters rejected the district’s proposed $38.8 million spending plan for the 2024-25 school year. It carried an estimated 5.84% tax levy increase.   Voters rejected the budget with a vote of 1164-832, which is a 58% approval. A supermajority of 60% was required for it to pass because the proposed tax levy increase exceeded the district’s calculated tax levy limit. The district exceeded the limit in an effort to balance the budget without making significant program and staff cuts.   When a proposed school budget is defeated at the polls, the board of education has three options, according to state law. Board members may decide to put the same budget up for vote a second time, put a revised budget up for vote or go directly ...
CHS Student's Volunteer Efforts Earn Humanitarian Recognition CHS Student's Volunteer Efforts Earn Humanitarian Recognition: Evan D. Rice, senior at Cazenovia High School, is the recipient of the inaugural Jean M. Coon Humanitarian Award presented by the Zonta Club of Brewerton, NY – Friends for Equality, Inc. Junior or senior students who preform outstanding community service may apply for this annual award by submitting a completed application and reference letter to the Zonta club in January, February, or March. Academic achievement is not relevant. The winning club award application is forwarded to Zonta District 2 for consideration at district-level recognition and a $1000 cash award. Co-Captain (#80) of the Cazenovia Lakers Varsity Football team, 6’ tall Evan shows leadership on and off the field. Rice finds time to be involved in his school’s Unified Sports (Special Olympics) and ...
The Class of 2025 Shine at Junior Prom  'Tangled in Memories' The Class of 2025 Shine at Junior Prom 'Tangled in Memories': The Class of 2025's Junior Prom was held on Saturday, May 18th from 7-10 pm at Lakeside Park.  The theme was Tangled in Memories and it was a great event!   Prom 2024!  
Annual Budget Vote  & BOE Election Results Annual Budget Vote & BOE Election Results: Voters reject 2024-25 school budget proposal; elect 3 board members   On May 21, Cazenovia Central School District voters rejected the district’s proposed $38.8 million spending plan for the 2024-25 school year. It carried an estimated 5.84% tax levy increase. Voters rejected the budget with a vote of 1164-832 or 58%. A supermajority of 60% was required for the vote to pass.  When a proposed school budget is defeated at the polls, the board of education has three options, according to state law. Board members may decide to put the same budget up for vote a second time, put a revised budget up for vote or go directly to a contingent budget. If voters reject the budget proposal a second time, the board must enact a contingent budget. Cazenovia Central ...
CHS Junior Andrew Szalach Selected to Serve as the New York State FFA Treasurer CHS Junior Andrew Szalach Selected to Serve as the New York State FFA Treasurer: Andrew Curtis Szalach, currently a junior at Cazenovia High School and member of the Cazenovia Aggies FFA Chapter, has been selected to serve as the 2024 to 2025 New York State FFA Treasurer. Andrew was formally elected Friday, May 3rd at the FFA State Convention in Buffalo, and will officially take office on July 1st. He believed it was his time to serve the FFA in a larger capacity, and to make a difference with all students who are passionate in agriculture. The selection process began in April with a series of interviews, speeches, tests and video submissions detailing public speaking prowess, agricultural knowledge and FFA experience. 18 candidates from across New York ran for 6 positions as a FFA State Officer.    As the State Treasurer Andrew will be serving on state ...
School Bus Drivers Needed in Cazenovia, Come Make a Difference! School Bus Drivers Needed in Cazenovia, Come Make a Difference!: Exciting Opportunities Await: School Bus Drivers Needed in Cazenovia, NY! Are you ready to embark on a rewarding career where you can make a difference in the lives of children? Join us as a School Bus Driver for the Cazenovia Central School District and become an essential part of our community! Position: School Bus Driver or Substitute School Bus Driver Employer: Cazenovia Central School District Location: Cazenovia, NY Full-Time Driver Starting Rate: $26.76 per hour Substitute Driver Rate: $24 per hour Why Choose Us?
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    Cazenovia Chapter of the National Technical Honor Society Inducts  36 New Students Cazenovia Chapter of the National Technical Honor Society Inducts 36 New Students: Special congratulations to the Cazenovia Chapter of the National Technical Honor Society!  These remarkable students excel in (CTE) Career and Technical Education classes in the areas of Agriculture, Business, Family and Consumer Science and Technology.  These students have also been active in numerous CTE Clubs such as the FFA, FCCLA, Project Cafe, and Unified Sports Marketing.  Acceptance into this prestigious honor society provides the students with a letter of recommendation at the national level, up to $300,000 in scholarship opportunities, and ongoing support via their portal with access to professional email, resume, and cover letter support, and beyond.   Please congratulate this year's inductees!  GO CTE!    1.     Abby ...
    Budget News: District to propose 5.9% tax levy increase, fund balance use, and cuts to close 2024-25 budget gap Budget News: District to propose 5.9% tax levy increase, fund balance use, and cuts to close 2024-25 budget gap: Cazenovia Central School District administrators and board of education members have been reviewing survey and community feedback to best align 2024-25 budget priorities with the district’s mission, vision and goals. The district is dedicated to preserving the excellent programming currently in place while closing its budget gap. “Because of rising costs and our district’s decrease in state aid allocated in the governor’s budget proposal, we are facing hard decisions this year — and expect to again next year. We truly appreciate everyone who has shared their questions, concerns, and ideas with us. Your input has been essential as we navigate these challenging financial decisions,” said Superintendent Christopher DiFulvio. With community feedback ...
    Cazenovia CSD Identified as a Best Communities for Music Education for 2023-24 Cazenovia CSD Identified as a Best Communities for Music Education for 2023-24: Cazenovia CSD has been identified as a Best Communities for Music Education for 2023-24. Congratulations to our amazing music educators and talented students. See the full announcement here:  https://www.nammfoundation.org/articles/bcme-2024-districts?utm_source=NAMM%20Foundation&utm_campaign=05eb435e2a-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_BCME&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_bde48148d9-05eb435e2a-134006685&fbclid=IwAR31ecT3ehAJqx0l_3Skl6XTmLoAy0X14k6LbCBzhkg-wJLyp6i7-CPIEyU_aem_AfZnw9_0Slwyph45qAorLYZP_3CzJ9M-pvaXP8Q2SiCri6Mx74GGpHqE2fVShRQEsdweEIw9Tb2xEYS_VDC9PmWR
    Community hears district budget challenges; provides feedback Community hears district budget challenges; provides feedback: The Cazenovia Central School District is considering options such as eliminating staff positions, athletic teams, student clubs and elective courses to close the $1.85 million gap between revenues and expenses in its proposed 2024-25 budget. About 195 community members gathered at Cazenovia High School on March 20 to hear about the district’s financial crisis and discuss how they felt about the possible solutions outlined by the administration to balance the budget. The gap is due to rising expenses, such as inflation on goods and services, contractual salary increases, benefit cost increases, and a reduction in state aid as outlined in the governor’s budget proposal. “We want to be true to our mission, vision and strategic plan and are looking for ways to close the ...
    Over 40 Cazenovia CSD Students Attend Annual MCMEA Spring All-County Festival Over 40 Cazenovia CSD Students Attend Annual MCMEA Spring All-County Festival: Over 40 Cazenovia CSD students attended the annual MCMEA Spring All-County festival! These students committed countless hours of hard work on this, and we congratulate them all on their incredible performance this past weekend! Here is a full list of our Laker participants: Student Group Nathan Reichert Band Evelyn Harris Band Noelle Tugaw Band Kendall Jauch Band Ethan Turner Band Ben Gleason Band Elliot Wright Band     Maddy Maloney-Hahn MS Orchestra Sam Schofield MS Orchestra Lauder Skidmore ...
    Cazenovia CSD Seeks Community Input on Budget for 2024-25 School Year Cazenovia CSD Seeks Community Input on Budget for 2024-25 School Year: School Budget 2024-2025 Community Conversation on March 20th:   NEW   2024-25 Budget Advocacy Info NEW   2024-25 Budget Potential Reductions (A) NEW   2024-25 Budget Challenges and Options (B) NEW   2024-25 Budget Slides NEW    Stakeholder Budget Survey NEW    Cazenovia CSD Student Enrollment Projections   The Cazenovia Board of Education met on Wednesday, March 6, for a budget discussion on ways to close the district’s $1.85 million gap. Board members grappled with the reality of the governor’s budget proposal to cut significant state aid to the district.   In an effort to identify areas where costs could be reduced without ...
    CHS Students Earn Lions Club Student of the Month Distinction CHS Students Earn Lions Club Student of the Month Distinction: Congratulations to Cazenovia High School Junior, Owen Woodworth, and Senior, Amelia Cashatt, who were recognized as the Lions Club Students of the Month for December 2023 and January 2024. Students are nominated for this award based on their leadership, commitment to community service and dedication to their academics.  In addition to the awards that are handed out monthly to recognized students, pictures are featured in the Cazenovia Republican newspaper and a Student of the Month Banquet is held annually for all recipients and their families.



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    Superintendent
    Chris DiFulvio

    Phone
    315.655.1317

    Address
    31 Emory Ave Cazenovia, NY 13035