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October 2020

Our students, faculty and staff are in-person since Monday, September 14th. Our first three days of school were remote learning due to the recommendation from the Otsego County Department of Health. Everyone has been wonderful in following the new protocols that have been put in place due to COVID-19. Thank you to everyone who made that possible; our administrative team, secretaries, maintenance staff, cafeteria staff, transportation staff, teachers, LTAs, aides and our parents & community.  It was a total team effort. 

We have a place on the website that houses all our COVID-19 information. It is located on the right side of the homepage under Home of the Patriots. Plans are updated and communication letters are also posted there. 

2020-2021 BUDGET

Creating the budget has been challenging this year due to COVID 19. The financial ramifications of the pandemic could result in additional state aid cuts.  At the time of writing this Governor Cuomo has not released any state aid cuts.  He announced last month that there would be 4 review periods; April 30th, June 30th, December 31st and March 31st. During this time, depending on the economy he could make additional state aid cuts. Governor Cuomo has also stated that he is waiting for support from the Federal government.  This would tentatively be announced at the end of May. 

  • We have four retirements; one keyboard specialist, one teacher aide, one Licensed Teacher Aide (LTA), one secondary English teacher.

  • The buses we are purchasing will be replacing buses whose leases will expire at the end of this school year. 

  • The resolution pertaining to decreasing the number of board members refers to reducing from a seven person board to a five person board. Notice that this would not go into effect until the 2021-22 school year, not this upcoming school year.

Our overall goal in creating the budget is to provide programs and opportunities for our students. We are approaching the 2020-21 school year with the mindset that we will need to be cautious of our spending to make sure that our students continue to receive a quality education. 


You may not always hear it but I want to say thank you for being a part of our CVS family, and for your continued support of our students and school. It is times like this that living in a small community far outweighs living in an urban setting. We take care of each other and provide support when needed. Again, thank you.


If you have any questions please call or email Mrs. Climenhaga at 607-264-9332, ext. 501 or [email protected]




The Cherry Valley-Springfield Central School District Budget Vote and Election is scheduled for June 9, 2020.

A Budget Hearning will take place on May 28, 2020 at 7:00 PM remotely on th school Facebook page for presentation of the budget.

Pusuant to Executive Order No. 202.26 issued on Friday, May 1, 2020 by Governor Andrew Cuomo, all voting for the June 9, 2020 election will be done by absentee ballot such that the school district must send absentee ballots with a postage paid return envelope to each "qualified voter." A qualified voter is someone who is a US citizen, 18 years of age, resident of the District for at least 30 days prior to the vote, and not disquaified by any reason set forth in NYS Election Law 5-106.

Poll Registration

Qualified voters on the most recent year's poll  lists will be auotmatically snet an absentee balllot.  Anyone who meets the definition of a "qualifeid voter," but does not believe he/she will be on the School District's poll list, which contains the names and residents who voted in recent years' election, pleqase contact the District Clerk, Laura Carson, by emial @ [email protected] or607-264-9332, ext. 501 as soon as possible to ensure timely receipt of an absentee ballot for the 2020 annual meeting/election. 

Budget Newsletter and Post Card
Budget Hearing 

District Office

TheriJo Climenhaga
607-264-9332  Ext. 501
Laura Carson
District Secretary
607-264-9332  Ext. 501
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