OSWEGO, NY – August graduates and a Vietnam veteran received their high school diplomas during the September 11 Oswego City School District Board of Education meeting.
The September committee and regular board meetings were conducted on September 11 at the Education Center.
In regular meeting action, the resignation of board member William Myer was accepted by the Board of Education.
The board also set the tax rates for 2012-13. The tax rate was establish of $18.85 per thousand on assessed value for the City of Oswego and the towns of Minetto, Oswego, Scriba and Sterling while the rate for the Town of Volney was set at 20.94 per thousand.
This is a reduction of the tax rate from the previous year.
The board also appointed Jason Bauer as a technology teacher effective on October 20.
During the meeting there were several persons recognized by Superintendent of Schools Bill Crist and the Oswego City School District Board of Education.
In the spotlight were several Oswego High School August graduates as they received their high school diploma from Board President John Dunsmoor, Oswego High School Principal Brian Hartwell and Superintendent Crist.
Families, friends, teacher and administrators joined the celebration.
Accepting their high school diplomas were Shane Cooper, Taylor Cowles, Corienna Cummings, Nathaniel Genier, Taylor Gustafson, Morgan Hanley, Aaron McCarthy, Anthony Pecora, Sasha Schladebeck, and Sarah Wilson.
Also earning their high school diploma, but not present for the ceremony were Jackoby Crouch, Andrew Neacosia, Gretchen Rhinehart, Angela Thomas, Teaghan Aston, Amanda Bernys, Nathan Kulp, William Latour, Jared Meade, Lauren Pepper, and Scott Ray.
Meanwhile, Donald Clark, a former Oswego High School student and Vietnam veteran, received his high school diploma as part of the “Operation Recognition” program.
Superintendent Crist and Board President Dunsmoor presented Clark with his diploma.
The board and superintendent also recognized Michele and Julia Lavery for their assistance in rescuing a man and two children from the waters of North Sandy Pond during the summer.
Michelle was present to receive the certificate.
The board also recognized the more than two decades of service to the Oswego City School District by Aretha Lagoe as she received a certificate of recognition for her dedication and loyalty.
The next meeting of the Oswego City School District Board of Education will be on September 25.
An executive session is expected to be conducted at 5 p.m. with the board reconvening in public session at approximately 6 p.m.