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Clarence: Phantom of the Opera

Clarence: Phantom of the Opera

The Clarence High School Spring 2017 production of Phantom of the Opera ran Thursday – Saturday. It set a record when it sold out on the first day tickets opened. For those of you who missed it, here are some videos of various performances that have made their way onto YouTube and other social media […]

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Palmcards and Signs!

Do you have a lawnsign? We have some left to go around! Email us at keepclarenceschoolsgreat[at]gmail.com to get yours! Have you seen our palmcards?   Did you read this takedown of the opposition’s main talking points?  Are you going to the budget hearing at 7pm on Monday May 11th? How about the candidate forum on […]

Roger Showalter’s Faulty Logic

As you’re no doubt aware from our current petition drive, Superintendent Hicks will recommend to the school board that they use the unanticipated influx of state aid to raise the tax levy by 3.9%, well under the 4.7% cap, and restore 11 positions. If you haven’t yet done so – drop everything and please sign […]

Please Sign the Petition

The board meets Monday to consider restoring positions The state aid numbers are in, and Superintendent Hicks proposes to raise the levy by 3.9% (well below the cap of 4.78%), and restore 11 positions, including teachers. At least one board member has signaled that he will not vote to restore these positions. Please sign this […]

Budget Study Session Added: Be Heard!

“Don’t give up — that’s what they want. Keep up the good work. You guys showing up last night was important because it balances out the teacher influence. Keep the troops organized and keep coming to the meetings. thank you for what you do — it makes a difference.” That’s what school board member Roger Showalter sent to the […]

Regarding the Budget Study Session

Regarding the Budget Study Session

In 2013, Clarence voters overwhelmingly rejected a school tax increase of 9.8% – well over the state’s tax cap.  The message that sent to the school’s board, teachers, students, and parents was that the community would not support maintaining the school’s excellent people, classes, and services if it meant taxes being raised in excess of […]

The Music Curriculum

The Music Curriculum

The High School production of Pirates of Penzance took months of preparation and rehearsal. It took a lot of effort and dedication from students and faculty alike. To call it a triumph would be a wild understatement. Below are some examples from the musical that people have posted to YouTube. The pit orchestra – they […]

The Tax Cap and Next Year’s Budget: Myths vs. Reality

The Clarence school board has held two budget informational sessions so far, and a third is scheduled for March 30th. (There is also a regularly scheduled school board meeting March 16th, which will be held at the Middle School on Greiner). The district has been open and transparent about the issues and challenges facing the […]

Task Force Recommends Repairs to Clarence School Buildings & Grounds

In case you missed it, at the June 16th school board meeting, Vic Martucci of the Clarence Central School District’s Citizens Advisory Task Force gave a presentation outlining the task force’s findings and recommendations.  You can read about it at the Clarence Bee and at the Clarence Watch blog.  The presentation itself is included in […]

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