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Amity Schools Relax Pandemic Rules

Amity Schools Relax Pandemic Rules

Students Expected to Mask When Symptomatic When students return to school next week, pandemic mitigation practices will no longer be required for healthy individuals.  Following the State Department of Education’s most recent guidance, masking will be by and large a choice, except for those who just suf...
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Amity:  What to do with the surplus?

Amity:  What to do with the surplus?

When residents voted down the Amity School District budget twice this spring, the fact that the District has been carrying vast surpluses seemed to rub many people the wrong way, even if long-standing practice was to return some 80% of the surplus to the three member towns. Last year, for instance, afte...
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Student News – 8/26/22

Achievements Western New England University Springfield, MA – Colin Hughes of Orange, CT was inducted into Chi Alpha Sigma National Honor Society in a ceremony on May 6.  Colin Hughes (Men’s Lacrosse) is working toward a BSBA in Finance. One of the signature events on the Western New England athle...
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Paul Davis Elected Amity Board Chairman

The Amity Board of Education, at its regular meeting on August 15, unanimously chose Paul Davis of Orange as its chairman after the resignation of former chairman John Belfonti earlier in July.  The only abstaining vote was that of Davis himself. Davis is well known throughout the district, having coach...
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Amity Region 5 School District Names New Principal

On June 27, 2022 the Amity Region 5 Board of Education appointed Mr. Andre E. Hauser as the new Principal of Amity Regional High School.  Mr. Hauser will assume his new leadership role effective July 14, 2022. Mr. Hauser has dedicated his entire teaching and administrative career to high school students...
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Third Time’s The Charm: Amity Budget Passes

Third Time’s The Charm: Amity Budget Passes

The Amity Board of Education in a last-ditch effort managed to convince enough voters — at least in Woodbridge and Bethany — to pass its 2022-23 budget in a third referendum on June 14.  In Orange, the budget was voted down, 1,168 to 1,094. The referendum result in Woodbridge was 792 in favor and 625 .....
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Student News – July 2022

Achievements University of Rhode Island (URI) Kingston, RI – Each year, the University of Rhode Island honors graduating seniors for their superior academic achievement.  Their selection is based on grade point average, as well as other criteria determined by their individual academic departments....
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Amity Hires Assistant Superintendent

Amity Hires Assistant Superintendent

The Amity Regional School District will have a new leadership profile with the hiring of an assistant superintendent.  The Board of Education voted unanimously on May 9 to hire Frank A. Purcaro to fill the new role at a salary of $186,668. The District, under the leadership of School Supt. Dr. Jennifer...
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