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HCSD Smart School Scope The Homer Central Schoold District will be holding a Public Hearing on the Smart Schools Bond Act. The preliminary plan scope will include the following: more >>
April 24th Board Meeting Video Conference The Homer Central School Board of Education will hold a regular meeting on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 6:30 PM in the High School Library.  At 7:00 PM, the Board will hold a Public Hearing on the Smart Schools Bond Act.  Please note  that a Board Member will be participating in the Board meeting via Video Conferencing at 2663 Rte 13, Cortland, NY.  The public has a right to attend the Board meeting at either of the locations and may also join the Video Conference by going to the District calendar at www.homercentral.org ... more >>
BOE Meeting Video Conference - 4/11/17 The Homer Central School Board of Education will hold a regular meeting on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 6:30 PM in the High School Library.  Please note  that a Board Member will be participating in the Board meeting via Video Conferencing at 2663 Rte 13, Cortland, NY.  The public has a right to attend the Board meeting at either of the locations and may also join the Video Conference by going to: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/homercentral.org/boe-meeting Immediately following the Board meeting, the Board will be holding a Work Session to discuss the Board Self-Evaluation. more >>
Assistive Hearing Devices Available at High School Assistive Hearing Devices are now available for events in our new high school auditorium and gymnasium.  They are also available for events on Butts Field. To access a device, you will need to leave your driver’s license/student I.D. at either concession stand (High School Lobby or Butts Field) where you will pick up and return the device. more >>
BOE Meeting Video Conference - 3/28/17 The Homer Central School Board of Education will hold a regular meeting on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 6:30 PM in the Elementary School Cafeteria.  Please note  that a Board Member will be participating in the Board meeting via Video Conferencing at 2663 Rte 13, Cortland, NY.  The public has a right to attend the Board meeting at either of the locations and may also join the Video Conference by going to: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/homercentral.org/boe-meeting Immediately following the Board meeting, the Board will be holding a Work Session to discuss the Board Self-Evaluation. more >>
Homer Schools Closed, 3/15 Homer schools are closed Wednesday, March 15th. The All-District Vocal Concert has been postponed. more >>
Homer Schools Closed, 3/14 Homer Schools are closed today, March 14th. The Board of Education meeting has been postponed to Thursday, March 16th. more >>
2017 Kindergarten Registration ALL REGISTRATIONS HELD AT HOMER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Mon. - Fri., March 27-31 9:30am - 2:00pm Wed., March 29, 6:30pm - 8:00pm Children must be 5 years old on or before December 1, 2017, in order to be registered. Children who turn 6 years of age before December 1, 2017, MUST be registered. No appointment is necessary, and your child does NOT need to accompany you. Please bring your child's proof of age, doctor's physical, immunization records, proof of residency (see Registration Packet, page 2), and completed Registration Packet. If you have NOT received your packet in the mail, please call 607-749-7241 x5041, as soon as possible.     more >>
Homer Education Foundation Books 4 R Kids One of the greatest gifts we can give our children is a strong foundation for literacy! And that is the goal of this fundraising effort: putting books in the hands of children living in the Homer school community . By partnering with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library , the Homer Education Foundation is able to send books directly to the homes of Homer Central School District pre-schoolers each month, from birth until they become five years old. We can foster a love of reading, strengthen family-child relationships, and contribute to a foundation of school readiness with this simple but powerful gesture. For every $1 we spend on postage--our financial part of the literacy partnership--the Dolly Parton Imagination Library Foundation spends about $5 on a book. Children ... more >>
HCSD Placed on Honor Roll Homer Central School District Placed on the College Board’s 7th Annual AP ® District Honor Roll for Significant Gains in Student Access and Success   433 School Districts Across the U.S. and Canada Are Honored   Homer, NY — Homer Central School District is one of 433 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 7th Annual AP ® District Honor Roll.  To be included on the 7th Annual Honor Roll, Homer Central School District had to, since 2014, increase the number of students participating in AP while also increasing or maintaining the percentage of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher. Reaching these goals shows that this district is successfully identifying motivated, ... more >>
January 10th BOE Meeting Video Conference The Homer Central School Board of Education will hold a regular meeting on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 6:30 PM in the Intermediate School Cafeteria. Please note that a Board Member will be participating in the meeting via Video Conferencing at Cortland Regional Medical Center, 134 Homer Ave, Misty Glen Rehab. The public has a right to attend the Board meeting at either of the locations and may also join the Video Conference at: https://hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/homercentral.org/boe-meeting-in more >>
Testing a New Social Media Feed The district has been using twitterfeed.com, a service that automatically shares Homer district news to Facebook and Twitter. Twitterfeed.com has suspended its service, so we are now testing a new service - dlvr.it. You may notice some differences in the posts as we work through adjusting the settings of the new service to ensure all news items are shared in the same ways twitterfeed.com was. We apologize if you've missed anything on Facebook or Twitter and encourage you to check the homercentral.org website to catch up on any news stories. more >>
Truxton Academy Charter School Impact on Homer Schools – PUBLIC HEARING - Wednesday 10/12/16 On September 16, 2016 the Homer Central School District received notice from New York State Education Department that the Truxton Academy Charter School Application had been accepted for review on possible action at the November 14-15, 2016 meeting of the Board of Regents. Pursuant to Education Law section 2857(1), the Homer School District is required to hold a public hearing to solicit comments from the community within 30 days.  Copies of any and all written records or comments generated from the hearing must be sent to the Charter School Office within 15 business days after the hearing. The Board of Regents welcomes comments on the proposed charter school, including those related on the programmatic and fiscal impact of the Charter School as it relates to the Homer Central ... more >>
BOE Special Meeting 08/30/16 The Homer Central School Board of Education will hold a Special Meeting on  Tuesday, August 30, 2016, at 5:00 PM  in room 100 of the High School to approve a bus lease. more >>
Welcome Back to School! The 2016-2017 school year starts Tuesday, September 6. Here is some important information to prepare you for the new school year.   Are you new to the District? All students who are new to the Homer Central School District must be registered by their parents/guardians in person at the Registration Office, located in the main office at the Homer Elementary School, 9 Central Park Place. The office is open daily from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Pre-registration can be completed online by visiting http://www.homercentral.org/districtpage.cfm?pageid=78 . Once this information is submitted, parents/guardians must visit the Registration Office to finalize registration. Once the registration paperwork is complete, an appointment is arranged so the family may visit the school and ... more >>
Public Meeting for Asbestos Removal - Tues. 8/16/16 6:30PM Dear Homer High School Neighbor, Upon the start of the tennis court replacement project it was discovered that beneath the tennis courts, there is an existing tennis court with a green coating on its surface. This green coating material was questioned by the site work contractor and sampling of the material was performed on June 16, 2016. This green coating is contained between two layers of asphalt with the exception of the fence post removal locations where the material was encountered. Orange construction fencing was placed surrounding the tennis court site to contain the area. On June 22, 2016, the sampling results were returned and the green coating material was found to be asbestos containing. A variance petition was submitted to the New York State Department of Labor. ... more >>
Parent Information - How to Help Your Children with Mental Health Issues Your teen’s emotional/mental health: The teen years are a time of turmoil for many teens and their parents. Both struggle with balancing the desire for increased independence with the continuing need for guidance and support. Teens might feel overwhelmed by the many physical, social, emotional, sexual, and intellectual changes they are undergoing and the pressures from peers to conform and parents/other adults to perform well in school and extracurricular activities. Many teens today have the additional pressure of having to contribute financially to their families.   Please read this brochure for more information on how to best support your child including how and when to seek additional support. more >>
Announcing Seven Valleys New Tech Academy - Fall 2016 A “New Tech” School is opening in our area! Opening September 2016 Beginning with grades 9 & 10 with 50 learners Adding grades 11 & 12 in subsequent years Full enrollment of 100 learners Districts: Cincinnatus, Cortland, DeRuyter, Homer, Marathon, McGraw, Tully & more Interested students should speak with their guidance counselors. For more details: Seven Valleys New Tech Academy powerpoint more >>
2016-17 School Budget Vote Results Proposition 1 - 2016-2017 Budget PASSED - The voters in the Homer Central School District have approved the proposed budget Yes- 885 No- 426 Proposition 2 - Leasing of School Buses PASSED - The voters in the Homer Central School District have approved this proposition Yes- 970 No- 338 Proposition 3 - Library Funding PASSED - The voters in the Homer Central School District have approved this proposition Yes- 940 No- 376   Board Seats -  (Top 3 for 3 open seats) - Total Votes Martin Sweeney - 873 David Quinlan - 844 Keith Fagerheim - 763 Branden Brown - 476 Steven Cartland - 433 Thomas Brown - 399   more >>
District Water Testing Results   First round of water testing results available Dear Homer community, We have received some of our water testing results from four of our school buildings and wanted to update you on the findings. ... read the attached Letter to the Community Community Letter more >>



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