State Budget Proposal 2024:
On January 16, 2024, Governor Hochul put forth a state budget proposal that includes a reduction in foundation aid to over 300 school districts, mainly small rural districts, across New York State. This proposal by the governor translates to a significant 30% cut for Southern Cayuga CSD, amounting to $2.2 million over the span of two years.
In 2023-2024, Southern Cayuga CSD received $7,264,241 in foundation aid. However, the governor's proposed budget for the next year suggests a reduction to $6,171,953. This first year budgetary adjustment is driven by the introduction of a new state aid formula and the elimination of the 'hold harmless' provision. Previously, this provision guaranteed that all school districts would receive no less than the amount of aid they ...
There's exciting news at Southern Cayuga! On Friday night, January 12, Junior Charli Bennett (#11) made history by setting a new SCCS basketball scoring record (1262) for total varsity career points in a spectacular 66-36 victory over Candor. Heading into the game, Charli was only 32 points away from tying the record and 33 points away from claiming it as her own. In an incredible display of skill and determination, she scored an impressive 34 points against Candor, securing her position as the all-time basketball scoring leader at Southern Cayuga. Charli tied the record in the fourth quarter with a successful free throw, and less than a minute later, she clinched the title with a layup, bringing her total to 1262 points.The previous record was established at 1260 career points by Catherine ...
SCCS Mascot Voting Results:
Dear Southern Cayuga Friends & Families,
The Southern Cayuga CSD Board of Education has released the mascot voting results. First of all, I'd like to thank the members of the SCCS Mascot Committee who led the process to identify a new school community mascot for Southern Cayuga CSD. Thank you for volunteering your time.
The final results for mascot voting have been tallied and the results are:
Cougars - 235
Knights - 199
Red Dragons - 188
The SCCS Board of Education approves the new mascot/nickname.
The committee consults with a professional graphic artist to develop imagery specific to Southern Cayuga.
The committee 'reveals' the new mascot image/logo to the community ...
SCCS Fall 2023 Newsletter:
The Southern Cayuga District Newsletter is one of many ways to stay in touch with the latest Southern Cayuga CSD news, events, and education-related timelines. Information is posted in the District Newsletter to ensure our School Community is provided with current news. The newsletter is published 4 times throughout the school year. Please click the image below to review our Fall 2023 Newsletter.
SCCS Mascot Final Vote:
December 1, 2023
Dear School Community --
Thank you to everyone who voted on our mascot finalists. We would also like to thank the students, staff, and community who took the time to be a part of the mascot committee. Your insight was extremely valuable during this process. At this time the district is completing the final tally of the votes. The final step in the process is for the Board of Education to approve the change. We anticipate this will happen this winter.
SC Mascot Change Committee
October 30, 2023 --
Dear School Community,
It is time to vote for the new SCCS Mascot: Cougars, Knights, or Red Dragons! Please click here for more information on the mascot choices, ...
2023 Capital Project News:
The Southern Cayuga Central Schools Board of Education proposes a $15.5 million capital improvement project which will include roof replacement of our high school and bus garage, the replacement of underground heating oil and propane fuel tanks, athletic field improvements, new playground structures, door replacements, water and sewage improvements, new scoreboard, masonry restoration, auditorium seat replacement, and replacement of the bleachers in the high school gym. A comprehensive list of capital project improvements has been identified by our architects and the Board Facilities Committee and can be found on the 2023 Capital Project page .
The proposed capital project will have a net zero impact on the district budget, as the district will use $2.4 million from ...