Vaping 101: What every parent should know

There are hundreds of e-cigarette brands on the market, and they are now the most commonly used tobacco products among youth. Middle and high school students are increasingly using these battery-operated devices, often marketed as a healthier alternative to traditional cigarettes, to inhale nicotine, THC and various synthetic chemicals. And that has health officials  worried. …

Meningococcal vaccine required for all students entering Grade 7 and Grade 12

As of Sep. 1, 2016, all public and private school students entering Grade 7 and Grade 12 in New York State must be fully vaccinated against meningococcal disease in order to attend school. The meningococcal vaccine protects against serious and sometimes deadly diseases such as meningitis (an infection of the lining of the brain and …

Florida voters approve 2018-19 school budget, elect two people to Board of Education

Florida Union Free School District  residents on May 15 approved the proposed $21,690,646 million budget for the 2018-19 school year and elected two people to the School Board. The spending plan was approved by a vote of 326 yes votes to 163 no votes. Voters additionally approved two propositions. A proposition to allow continuous voter …

Two Florida seniors honored for achievement in arts, humanities

Two members of S.S. Seward’s Class of 2018 were among those recognized at the fifth annual Senior Scholar Humanities Breakfast hosted by Orange-Ulster BOCES on April 26. Seniors from districts across Orange County who have distinguished themselves in the humanities came together at Kuhl’s Highland House in Middletown to be honored for their significant achievements …