School Budget Vote & Board Election May 18

The annual budget vote and Board of Education election takes place Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Mary E. Dardess Elementary School gymnasium. More information is available on our Budget Information Page.

COVID-19 Update May 4, 2021 – Positive Case Reported

(May 4, 2021) Dear Chatham Families, We were informed that a Mary E. Dardess Elementary School student has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. There is no need for contact tracing within the school setting as a result of this case. While we understand that you may want more details, privacy laws prohibit us from […]

Budget Hearing May 11

The annual school budget hearing will be held by the Board of Education on May 11, 2021 at 6:00  p.m. in the Chatham High School library. At the hearing, the proposed 2021-2022 budget will be presented to the voters of the District. This meeting will also be livestreamed via Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87187393541

COVID-19 Update April 30 – Positive Case Reported 

(April 30, 2021) Dear Chatham Families, We were informed that a Chatham High School School student has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The student was last in school on April 28, 2021. The District assisted the Columbia County Department of Health (DOH) in conducting contact tracing and we have identified and notified all close […]

COVID-19 Update April 29 – Positive Case Reported 

(April 29, 2021) Dear Chatham Families, We were informed that a Chatham Middle School School student has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The student was last in school on April 26, 2021. The District assisted the Columbia County Department of Health (DOH) in conducting contact tracing and we have identified and notified all close […]

Board Adopts Proposed 2021-22 School Budget

On April 20, the Board of Education adopted a proposed budget for the 2021-22 school year. The budget totals $33,050,383 and carries a projected tax levy increase of 1.76 percent, which is under the limit set by New York State’s property tax cap. The budget is up a total of $693,528, a 2.14 percent increase from […]

We’re Hiring School Bus Drivers

Do you want a rewarding career? We’ll pay to train you to become a school bus driver, starting as a substitute. Permanent drivers at 4 hours per day are eligible for health and other benefits. Must have a clean driving record. $20.49/hour. Call Steve in Chatham School District’s Transportation Office at 518-392-1520 for information and […]

2021 Board of Education Candidates

There are three candidates running for two open seats on the Board of Education. The candidates’ names will appear on the ballot in the following order: Christopher Spencer Beth Hover Denise Barry Chatham’s School Board Election will be held as part of the annual School Budget Vote taking place May 18, 2021, 9:00 a.m. – […]

Parent Survey – Potential Vaccination Clinic for HS Students

(April 20, 2021) CHS parents,   The Columbia County Department of Health has asked our district to survey parents regarding projected vaccinations for youth aged 16+ years. The information you provide will be used to inform a potential vaccination clinic here at Chatham or another location within Columbia County. This clinic would be for students […]

Unused Snow Days Give Back – District Closed May 28

In consideration of the fact that we do not anticipate needing all of the emergency closing days planned for the 2020-21 school calendar, we are modifying the calendar. All Chatham CSD schools and offices will be closed on Friday, May 28, 2021 and therefore students should not report for in-person or remote learning on this […]