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Safety Drill Routinely, Homer Central School personnel conduct safety drills as well as cooperate with police in ensuring a safe school environment. One part of this routine is to use K-9 officers to assist in the search of school lockers.  Building administrators, assisted by K-9 officers from the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office as well as other area law enforcement agencies, along with Village of Homer Police, conducted a search of the senior high school building and lockers on December 8th . Lockers were searched by Homer School administrative staff in the process. Students and their parents have been contacted if a student locker was searched. In  addition to the K-9 search, procedures for  sheltering   in   ... more >>
Hartnett Building Press Release Press Release BOE Presentation more >>
Special Board Meeting-11/5/15 Special Board Meeting-11/5/15, 5:30 PM , HS Cafeteria Note:  Board member Katie Dwyer will be participating via teleconferencing from the following location :  Hilton Garden Inn, 1575 Round Swamp Road, Plainview, NY 11803   more >>
Common Core Learning Standards Survey On October 21st, the New York State Education Department will launch an online survey that will allow New Yorkers to provide detailed feedback on the State's English Language Arts (ELA)/Literacy and Math Common Core Learning Standards for pre-kindergarten through grade 12. Teachers, administrators, school board members, parents, the business community, and anyone with an interest in the future of our schools should participate in the review.   The survey, which will be found at  when it goes live on the 21st, will allow respondents to review and comment on any ELA and math standard for any grade level.     The results of the survey will help inform changes made to the standards. There is also a resource page on the NYSED website with ... more >>
Homer Website Update: Search Homer's website now has an integrated search. If you are looking for content just click on the magnifying glass icon on the upper right of each screen.  more >>
HS Fitness Center to open Monday The fitness center will resume operation on Monday, October 5 with the normal hours -  4-7 M-F when school is in session. There will be times throughout the year that access will be limited by events or construction. Signs will be posted in the center with details.   more >>
Misleading advertising letter It has recently been brought to our attention that several local businesses have received a letter stating "Your Ad Supports Homer Central High". This program and SRI Campus Enterprises are in no way affiliated with Homer Central School District.  more >>
Town of Truxton Moratorium Law To: All District Residents and Taxpayers From: Superintendent Nancy S. Ruscio Date: September 24, 2015 Re: Town of Truxton Moratorium Law  As you all know, the District has closed the Hartnett Elementary School.  At its meeting this past Tuesday, the Board of Education voted to approve a contract with an auctioneer to sell this building.  After the Board of Education approved the auctioneer’s contract, the Truxton Town Board published a Notice of Public Hearing for September 30, 2015, after which it will vote on Local Law #1 to establish a 6-month moratorium on commercial and industrial development in excess of 5,000 square feet, any residential development exceeding two dwellings per parcel, and all changes of use in excess ... more >>
Early Release Day - Friday, 9/25/15 Friday, September 25, 2015 will be a Half-Day dismissal at all HCSD schools. The dismissal times are as follows: Junior High School 1st @ 11:00 AM High School 1st @ 11:10 AM Elementary - 1st @12:05 PM, 2nd @12:15 PM Intermediate - 1st @12:05 PM, 2nd @12:15 PM ~ Lunches will be served ~ more >>
Construction Update Construction at the high school is proceeding nicely. As a result, we have important information to share with you about some changes for this year. The bus loop at the high school will be restored to full access for the start of school on Tuesday September 8th. To minimize traffic in the bus loop during construction, parents bringing students to school are asked to pick up or drop off students in the north parking lot off of Center Street. Students will be provided information regarding physical education during the first day of physical education classes. During construction, changing space will be provided. However, students will not have lockers to secure items in or store clothing in. Please discuss this with your student more >>
Solar Project Lease Vote Results Proposition 1 - Solar Lease DEFEATED - The voters in the Homer Central School District have rejected the proposition Yes-197 No-382 more >>
Class of 2015 Commencement Ceremony The Homer Central High School Class of 2015 Commencement Ceremony was videoed by the Cortland Video Club. You can watch a copy of the graduation ceremony by visiting the CVC website at: and using the on-demand button that will take you to the online viewing page. Photographs of the members of the Homer Central High School Class of 2015 were also taken by Isaf - Merkur Studio. You can view these photographs by visiting the link: CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2015! more >>
Condolences - Harley Albro The Homer Central School District would like to express our condolences to the family of former Homer Administrator and Teacher, Mr. Harley M. Albro. Mr. Albro began his 24-year career in education with Homer Central School District in 1957, retiring as principal of the Homer Junior High School in 1981. He achieved a Masters of School Administration from Cornell University in 1971. He made a second career with The Wilkins Company, 1981-1997. In 2014, Davis College honored him with a Doctorate of Divinity. A full remembrance of Mr. Albro may be found at: more >>
Capital Project progress In order to keep the community informed of our Capital Project progress, we will be continuously updating the web with photos and update information. Please check the link below often!   more >>
Condolences It is with great sadness that the District share that student, Alex Smith, died in an accident on July 1, 2015. Alex just completed his Grade 8 year at the Homer Junior High School. Alex was a great kid. He will be missed and our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.    Counselors are available to support those in need. If a member of your family would benefit from meeting with a counselor, please call Principal Tom Turck at 749-1105 or the Cortland County Crisis Line at 756-3771. more >>
Plan for Excellence: Management Plan 2014-15 Final Report Click Here to view a copy of the 2014-15 Final Report on Homer Central School District's Plan for Excellence Management Plan. more >>
2015-16 School Budget Vote Results Proposition 1 - 2015-2016 Budget PASSED - The voters in the Homer Central School District have approved the proposed budget Proposition 2 - Bus Leasing PASSED - The voters in the Homer Central School District have approved this proposition Proposition 3 - Use of Workers Compensation Reserve Fund PASSED - The voters in the Homer Central School District have approved this proposition Proposition 4 - Funding for Phillips Free Library PASSED - The voters in the Homer Central School District have approved this proposition. Board Seats Michael Kilmer Levi Sutton Joaquin Lira more >>
Meet the Candidates Night - 5/13/15 The League of Women Voters will be hosting a “Meet the Candidates Night” on May 13, 2015 at 7:00 PM in Bonne Auditorium, located at the Intermediate School. There are three Board seats available with the following running for a seat: Incumbent David Quinlan, Newcomers Joaquin Lira, Michael Kilmer, Richard Ryan and Levi Sutton. more >>
Special BOE Meeting - Mon. 4/20/15 The Homer Central School Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Monday, April 20, 2015 at 7:45 AM in room 59 of the High School in order to vote on the OCM BOCES Election and Administrative Budget. more >>
Testing Letter 4/14/15 As the mother of four children, I completely understand the message that parents are trying to send to the state. Unfortunately, our young children are in the middle of this political debate. The true essence of educating our students and assessing their learning and growth has become lost in this nationwide conflict. Assessing student growth and learning has been a part of teaching and learning ever since the beginning of American education. As of late, the outcomes of student assessment have been tied to teacher evaluation, district funding and a lack of understanding of Common Core Learning Standards. With the focus on these areas, social media and the news media have distorted the true purpose and value of these examinations. Emotional discussions on these topics have led to a significant ... more >>

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Ms. Nancy Ruscio, Superintendent

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