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School bus drivers

District Comes Together to Help School Bus Driver

Tamarac faculty and staff came together to help one of the district’s bus drivers who is diagnosed with breast cancer. The district held a 50/50 raffle with half of the proceeds going to the driver to help with medical expenses. Custodian Keith Wilson won the raffle and donated his winnings to her as well. Along… Read more »

Congratulations to Girls Basketball Team

Congratulations to the girls basketball team for a tremendous season which came to a close on Feb. 27 with a close loss in the semifinal game. “I want to congratulate the girls on a great season. Not only did they win the first Wasaren League championship in 28 years but the girls are true student… Read more »

What Is the Gap Elimination Adjustment?

Question about the Gap Elimination Adjustment? Watch this 3-minute video that explains the GEA school aid cuts in simple terms. Over the past three years, New York State has used the GEA to cut $4.5 million from our district’s school aid

District Now Accepting Out-of-District Students on Tuition Basis

The Board of Education has agreed to allow parents to pay tuition for out-of-district students to attend Tamarac schools. “We have received numerous calls from parents in surrounding communities who would prefer to send their children to Tamarac schools because of the reputation of our educational programs,” said Superintendent Lou McIntosh. “We have the capacity… Read more »

Church donations

Local Church Works With District to Provide for Families in Need

Local families in need received food, cooking items and presents this year thanks to the efforts of the Redeeming Love Gospel Church in Troy, which worked with School Counselor Sue Grimmick to identify families that needed assistance. Members of the church brought dozens of bags filled with items for a “Christmas breakfast” that were then… Read more »

Local Police Agencies

Educators Review Safety Procedures With Local Police Agencies

In response to the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, school administrators met with state police and the sheriff’s department on Dec. 20 to review school safety procedures. “We have student safety plans in place but we wanted to sit down and see if there was anything additional we could do. You can never be too safe… Read more »

District’s Teacher and Principal Evaluation Plan Approved by New York State

The State Education Department has approved the district’s Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) plan. The district submitted its plan, which both the district and Brittonkill Teachers Association (BTA) had to agree to, more than a month ago. The state’s approval means the district avoids losing a portion of its state aid, which Governor Andrew Cuomo… Read more »