Malone Central School District
Candidates for our Board of Education
The two top vote-getters will fill the two vacant, five-year seats.
My name is Casey Keating. I reside at 3 Knollwood Road, Malone, New York with my wife, Kristie Sherry-Keating and our children, Caydence, Carson and Colston. I have lived in Malone all my life and have attended Malone Schools. I graduated from Franklin Academy in 1999.
I enjoy spending time with my family. I have always been very involved in youth activities. I have coached several youth league teams that my children have played, including baseball, softball, soccer, football and youth basketball teams. I have been asked to help coach other youth teams that my children were not participants. I have donated my time as I enjoy coaching and helping others to benefit area children. I have worked with assistant coaches and have always worked well with others in listening to the needs and of the children and making decisions in their best interest.
I am running for a School Board position. I know this is a very important position and if I am elected, I will do my best to serve the needs and best interests of the children in our school district.
I am looking forward to serving as a member of the Malone Central School District Board of Education. I am a lifetime resident of the Malone Central School District. I have served on the Board of Education at Bishop Smith Memorial School, Constable Town Board in charge of the rec park commission, Board of Directors of The Malone Golf Club for 6 years; President for 4 years, 25 years Democratic Committee, and served 10 plus years as the county chair.
I retired as Franklin County Elections Commissioner. I have spent my lifetime striving to make a difference in this community. I am eager to continue to aid today's education for tomorrow's future leaders, educators, and professionals.
I am running for the Malone Central School District Board of Education because I believe accountability, inclusion and authentic family engagement are the keys to bringing excellence with equity to all students. As a parent of two children in the school district and an ally and advocate of teachers and support staff within the district, I believe their success is inextricably tied to the success or failure of a school board. The impact of true collaboration and respect goes well beyond the board.
As a seasoned Global Training & Certification Manager for IAOP, I pride myself on my ability to bring together a diverse, highly collaborative and passionate group of professionals to provide the tools, resources and connections they need to succeed. I am a graduate of Franklin Academy and Alumni of the AmeriCorps NCCC. I've volunteered in our school and in schools around the country for the past 23 years and I know how incredibly valuable the entire community is to the success of the school and its students.
It has been my privilege to serve on MCSD’s Board of Education the past 10 years. I have years of experience in children’s services serving our community. I’ve sat on the District’s Facility, Auditing and Policy committees. A leader in budget development, several adopted budgets showed no increases to the tax payer. The 2021/2022 budget proposed offers a reduction in taxes, yet still adds an increase in necessary programs to students. Presently serving on Alice Hyde Hospital’s Board, past president of the Malone Figure Skating Club and Malone Housing Council, it would be my honor to continue to represent our students, employees and residents during the next term focusing on the future and the best interest of our students.
June 2021 Regents Exams
This June, only the exams for Algebra, ELA, Earth Science, and Living Environment (Biology) will be administered. If your child will be taking any of these exams, please click here and fill out the short form so that we can ensure all necessary preparations are made.
Our class advisors for both the junior and senior class are meeting with the student class officers to determine how we could offer a prom/formal event for each class. They will be using the NYS DOH guidance to help them with their planning. We received updated guidance from the NYS DOH on Wednesday, April 28 that will help in this planning.
We are aiming for an event on either June 4 or 5 which would be in line with these new guidelines.
More information will be forthcoming. As guidelines change at the NYS DOH level we will adjust accordingly. Please stay tuned for more information in regards to location, time, format, guidelines, and much more.
We are excited to announce that we are moving forward with an in-person graduation ceremony for the Class of 2021.
At the same time, we need to make sure we are in compliance with the NYS DOH Guidelines. This event falls under the Medium Scale category for outdoor events with up to 500 people (excluding graduates). This will allow each graduate to invite 3 guests.
NYS DOH Requirements/Notes
Proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test or Immunization is required.
You can present proof of a negative PCR test within 3 days of graduation or consent to be tested on the morning of graduation.
We will offer a rapid COVID-19 test on the morning of graduation starting at 7:00 AM.
Further details on how to provide proof of vaccination and our COVID testing schedule will be sent out as we get closer to June.
In order for us to adequately plan for this event please complete this survey by June 4.
Date: June 26
Time: 10:00 AM
Rain date: June 26 - 4:00 PM or June 27 - 2:00 PM
Live Streaming of the ceremony will be available on multiple online platforms for those who can’t attend. A video recording will also be uploaded to our website.
Graduation Practice will be held on June 25 at 9:00 AM. All seniors participating in graduation should arrive by 8:45 AM.
Parents& guardians, ParentSquare is now our district's main form of communication. If you have not yet activated your account, please see the ParentSquare page under Parent & Staff Resources for more information.
If you are the parent or legal guardian of a Malone CSD student and would like to have access to your child's internet history and have the ability to add additional filtering and controls, outside of school hours, please see the GoGuardian page under Parent & Staff Resources > Parent & Student Guides. Fill out the GoGuardian Parent Sign Up form at the bottom of the page.
Malone CSD COVID-19 Summary & Testing
Click here for a regularly updated summary of the number of students and staff affected by COVID-19.
In order to help keep our schools open, we are looking for students to take part in voluntary weekly testing. Parents who already submitted a consent form in December for their children do not need to do so again. If you have not done so yet, and would be willing for your child to be in the pool of students who will be tested, please click here for the form. A random selection of staff will also be voluntarily tested each week.
Spotlight on Student Work
At FA, student teacher Ms. Tremblay has been working with Mrs. Glinski in Health. Below is a video slideshow of a project their students recently completed. Of the project, Ms. Tremblay says, "The goal of this skills-based project has been to teach students about mental illnesses and develop their ability to advocate for their peers and community about health issues and support. Students did a great job during this project. Their artistic abilities and creativity were highlighted in this presentation."
Changes in Student Enrollment Type
Hybrid to Remote
If your child has been attending school in person under the hybrid model, and you wish to switch to full remote, please call the main office of your child's school. This switch may be made at any time.
Free Breakfast & Lunch for All Students
Recent federal and state decisions now allow the District to serve seven days of free meals per week to all students ages 18 and under until June 30, 2021. This decision is subject to change at the federal government’s discretion. The District still requires that households complete applications for free and reduced meals as usual and return them as soon as possible. Meals will be provided at no cost.
Even though meals for all students will be free through June 30, 2021, you should still complete a Free/Reduced Breakfast/Lunch Application so that these arrangements are in place for your student when the federal program comes to an end. Please do not wait to do so. That application can be found in the next section down on this webpage. If you have a change in employment status at any point in this school year, please complete a new Application
Meal kits will be delivered to your home on Wednesday each week. On Wednesdays you will receive 3 or 5 days’ worth of meals corresponding to your hybrid remote days and 7 days if you are fully remote.
Meal Delivery Form:
Parents/Guardians need to complete a Fall 2020 Meal Delivery Form to arrange deliveries. If you have any questions on completing the meal application, please contact Amanda Dishaw at email@example.com or 518-483-7800 opt 3.
Bus Transportation for the 2020-2021 School Year
In accordance with the New York State Department of Health and New York State Education Department COVID-19 health guidelines, our transportation system will be adopting new policies for best health practices.
1) Masks (or appropriate/approved face coverings) must be worn to board the bus and remain on for the duration of the bus ride.
2) Students may have ONE approved bus stop ONLY to and from school.
3) Assigned seating will be MANDATORY.
4) The district's walking policy will be enforced. (See the Transportation page for walking maps.)
Capacity on buses will be decreased to keep our students and community healthy. To aid the district in its planning process, the MCSD Transportation Department is requesting that parents complete the following form by August 8, 2020 for EACH STUDENT attending school in the district.
Community WiFi Access
In an effort to help students who may not have internet access at home, the following arrangements have been made to provide spots throughout the community. Please note that these hot spots are set up to automatically connect to school-owned devices; personal devices will not connect to them.
The aim is to provide access while still allowing for social distancing, so you do not need to leave your vehicle to use them. In the case of the fire departments, please be sure that you are not blocking the doors of the fire house.
The parking lot at Malone Middle School
The staff and student lots at Franklin Academy
Bangor Fire Department, best reception will be on east side/Malone side of building
Burke Fire Department, best reception will be east side/Chateaugay side of building
Duane Fire Department, best reception will be west side route 30 side of building
Constable Fire Department, best reception west side of community/post office building behind the fire station
Owls Head Fire Department, best reception north side of building in park area across the street
County Fairgrounds in Malone
A special thanks to those fire departments and Craig LaVigne of Wireless Internet Now for making these access points possible.
Social/Emotional Resources for Students
Request a check-in with a School Counselor/Psychologist:
Citizen Advocates Appointments, 24 hour Crisis Line: 518-483-3261
Citizen Advocates Crisis Recovery Center (open 24/7): 518-481-8160
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (8255)
COVID-19 Information from the Malone CSD Nurses
Click above to deposit money into your child's school meal account or to view your child's account balance.
Parent Town Hall Meetings
In order to give parents and guardians a chance to ask questions about our district's reopening plan, we held three live streamed meetings on Monday, August 17th, at different times through the day. Superintendent Jerry Griffin started each one with some brief remarks about the plan, and then answered questions that were submitted prior to and during the forums. He attempted to deal with different questions in each of the three, so all three have different content. Use the links below to watch the recordings.
There were many questions about social distancing in classrooms. Please watch this video to see what this will look like in our district.
The Board of Education is committed to providing an educational and working environment that promotes respect, dignity, and equality and that is free from all forms of harassment and hazing. The District will promptly investigate all complaints of hazing and/or harassment, either formal or informal, verbal or written. Complaints should be filed with the School Principal or Title IX Officer, 42 Husky Lane, Malone, NY 12953 Phone 518-483-7800.