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School Leaders Call for Action on GEA Rally Packs the House

By Jann Wiswall At least 500 public school administrators, teachers, board members, legislative representatives, parents and students from across the region packed the gym at Ellicottville Central School Monday, March 10, for a rally calling for an end to the state’s Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) law. The GEA was introduced in fiscal year 2010-11 as a way to close New ... Read More »

2014-15 School Budget Nearing Completion – Budget and Tax Increase Expected

By Jann Wiswall The Ellicottville Central School District’s Board of Education and staff have been working diligently over the past many weeks to prepare a 2014-15 expense budget that accommodates the instructional needs of students and teachers, maintains the facility, pays for state-mandated contributions to the Teacher Retirement System and other programs, and covers the start of the capital improvement ... Read More »

Rally for School Funding March 10, 7 p.m.Public Encouraged to Attend

By Jann Wiswall In a letter to hundreds of community leaders, parents and others interested in restoring state funding for New York’s public schools, Ellicottville Central School District Superintendent Mark Ward invited all to attend a “Rally to Restore GEA Funding Cuts” on Monday, March 10 from 7–8:30 p.m. in the high school gym at Ellicottville Central School. The rally, ... Read More »

ECLV Area Little League Baseball and Softball Sign-ups

March 8, 22 & 29, 10 a.m. –1p.m.  March & 13, 6–8 p.m.  March 14, 4–6 p.m.  *No Signups After 3/29* Ellicottville Central School – Elementary Foyer Cost is $30 per child, $55 for two, or $70 for 3 or more from same family ($70 max per family). All families are expected to participate in the Zap A Snack fundraiser, ... Read More »

2 ECS Board Seats Open

Nominating petitions for two open seats on the Ellicottville Central School District Board of Education are available in the district office, 8 a.m.–4 p.m., Monday-Friday when school is in session. The annual election will be held May 20. Petitions must be filed with the District Clerk by 5 p.m. on April 21, and must be qualified voters and meet prescribed ... Read More »

ECS Sports Roundup Scanlon Strikes 3rd Among Section 6 at States

By Todd Palmatier The winter season has officially come to a close at ECS with only the ECS Sports Boosters Winter Sports Banquet to be held next week March 11 at ECS. The Sports boosters will be having a 50/50 drawing and will be giving away door prizes that have been graciously donated by our local businesses. Ellicottville senior Courtney ... Read More »

ECS Preparing for GEA Rally Next Year’s Budget Challenges

By Jann Wiswall ECS is hosting a region-wide “Rally to Restore GEA (Gap Elimination Adjustment) Funding Cuts” on March 10 at 7 p.m. The rally is being organized by CA-BOCES District Superintendent Lynda Quick and is sponsored by the Allegany Cattaraugus Association of School Boards and the Chautauqua County School Boards Association. The featured speaker will be Dr. Rick Timbs, ... Read More »

ECLV Area Little League Baseball and Softball Sign-ups

March 1, 8, 22 & 29, 10 a.m. –1p.m.  March 6 & 13, 6–8 p.m.  March 14, 4–6 p.m.  *No Signups After 3/29* Ellicottville Central School – Elementary Foyer Cost is $30 per child, $55 for two, or $70 for 3 or more from same family ($70 max per family). All families are expected to participate in the Zap A ... Read More »

ECS Sports Roundup

By Todd Palmatier The boys’ and girls’ varsity basketball programs have come to an end, as both of them lost to Sherman Wildcats. The girls lost in the quarterfinals at Sherman. The team was led by sophomore Marissa Hamilton and junior Kara Conroy. Eighth grader Evelyn Cortez, who was moved up to varsity for playoffs, chipped in 10 points in ... Read More »

ECS Bowler and Skiers Head to State Championships

Basketball Preps for Sectionals by Todd Palmatier After an exciting season of competition, ECS Eagles winter sports have come to an end and playoffs and states begin. Bowling Champion Senior standout Courtney Scanlon competed at state qualifiers for bowling last week and took home one of the six individual spots to compete in the state athletic girls bowling championships in ... Read More »

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