Cobleskill-Richmondville Central School District

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Cobleskill-Richmondville Central School District
Type and location
Type Public
Grades Prekindergarten to 12
Established 1993 (1993)
Country USA
Location 155 Washington Ave.
Cobleskill (Schoharie County), New York 12043
Coordinates 42°40′47″N 74°29′52″W / 42.679691°N 74.497669°W / 42.679691; -74.497669Coordinates: 42°40′47″N 74°29′52″W / 42.679691°N 74.497669°W / 42.679691; -74.497669
District information
Superintendent Lynn Macan
Schools 4 (two primary, one middle and one secondary)
Budget $39,287,000 (2008-2009) [1]
NCES District ID 3600010[1].
Students and staff
Students 2,064 [1]
Teachers 179.76 (on an FTE basis) [1]
Student-teacher ratio 11.48 [1]
District Mascot Bulldog
Colors Blue and Silver
Other information
Website www.crcs.k12.ny.us

C-RCS or Cobleskill-Richmondville Central School District is a Public (government funded) school district in Schoharie County, New York. The district is a result of the combination in 1993 of the Richmondville Central School District and the Cobleskill Central School District. It consists of four schools: the Cobleskill Richmondville High School, the William H. Golding Middle School, the George D. Ryder Elementary School, and the Joseph B. Radez Elementary School. The current superintendent is Lynn Macan.

Schools[edit]

High School[2][edit]

The Cobleskill Richmondville High School was built in 1998 and has two floors. Both floors are mixes of core and encore classes. The school houses grades 9-12. The principal of this school is Melissa Ausfield.

Middle School[3][edit]

The William H. Golding Middle School is the oldest school in the district, being dedicated in 1933 and houses grades 6-8. It has three floors, each having core and encore classes. The principal of this school is Scott McDonald.

Ryder Elementary[4][edit]

The George D. Ryder Elementary School was dedicated in 1959 and used to house grades K-3. In 2004, the Golding Elementary School was built right next to the school and the two schools split, Ryder Elementary holding K-2 and Golding Elementary handling 3-5. In 2008, the two schools merged and now the school holds K-5. In 2011, all K-2 students will be going to Ryder. The principal of this school is Beth Bissel.

Radez Elementary[5][edit]

The Joseph B. Radez Elementary School was constructed in 1933 and used to be the school for grades K-12 until Richmondville Central Schools joined with Cobleskill Central Schools in 1993.Then it held grades K-5. In 2011 it became a 3-5 school. The principal of this school is now Brett Barr.

The Budget Cuts of 2011[edit]

Towards the end of the 2010- 2011, a significant cut in state aid to all school districts hit C-RCS very hard. Many cuts had to be made, eliminating many sports teams, extracurriculars, and teachers. In the Middle School, the system of having two teams pre grade level was ended. In the elementary schools, a significant shift caused all Kindergarten through second grade students to attend Ryder, and all third through fifth graders to attend Radez. This should make it easier for teachers to share resources, and therefor save money. The district has not commented on how long it plans to keep this system in place. Declining enrollment is also a serious problem facing the district, and the school board had talked about closing either Ryder or Radez in the event that state aid is not restored within a few years, as fewer students would require only one elementary school. No explanation has been given as to why both Ryder and Radez would need to be maintained in the face of declining enrollment.

Many groups have fundraised to try to restore some of the programs that had been cut. The orchestra program, which had been eliminated almost entirely, was restored, and its only teacher, Mr. Oates, was restored as a full-time teacher, instead of being laid off as was the original plan. The CRCS Booster Club, as well as an independent group known as Save Our Sports, worked collaboratively to restore all the sports that had been cut. The Booster Club announced that enough funds had been raised to restore all fall sports. More than twice the amount already raised is needed to restore all winter and spring sports.

Sports and Extracurriculars[edit]

Mascot and Colors[edit]

The school mascot, the bulldog, was selected by high school students after the Cobleskill and Richmondville School Districts combined.[6] The school colors, blue and silver, were also selected in this way.

Sports[edit]

The district offers a variety of interscholastic sports, starting at the modified level in seventh grade, and continuing through Varsity in twelfth grade. They compete against other teams in the Colonial Council of Section 2.[7]

This chart includes sports that were cut as part of the 2011 Budget Cuts, as the several outside groups are working to restore funding and maintain all sports through the 2011-2012 school year. Those sports that would have been eliminated are shown in italics.

Sport Boys Teams Girls Teams Season
Baseball Modified, Junior Varsity, Varsity None Spring
Basketball 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, Junior Varsity, Varsity 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, Junior Varsity, Varsity Winter
Bowling Varsity Varsity Winter
Cheerleading Mixed Junior Varsity, Mixed Varsity Mixed Junior Varsity, Mixed Varsity Multiple
Cross Country Mixed Modified, Mixed Varsity Mixed Modified, Mixed Varsity Fall
Football 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Junior Varsity, Varsity Option to join boy's teams after fitness test. Fall
Golf Varsity Junior Varsity Fall
Track & Field Mixed Modified Outdoor, Mixed Varsity Outdoor, Mixed Varsity Indoor Mixed Modified Outdoor, Mixed Varsity Outdoor, Mixed Varsity Indoor Outdoor- Spring; Indoor- Winter
Soccer Modified, Junior Varsity, Varsity Modified, Junior Varsity, Varsity Fall
Softball None Modified, 9th Grade, Junior Varsity, Varsity Spring
Tennis Varsity Junior Varsity, Varsity Girls- Fall; Boys- Spring
Volleyball Varsity Modified, Junior Varsity, Varsity Girls- Fall; Boys- Winter
Wrestling Modified, 9th Grade, Junior Varsity, Varsity Option to join boy's teams after fitness test. Winter

[8]

There are a total of 50 sports teams across 13 sports (mixed teams count only once for both boys and girls, as they practice as one team).

References[edit]

[9][10][11]

External links[edit]