Cazenovia Central School District has the third-highest graduation rate – 94.37 percent – of all school districts in the six-county Syracuse region, according to a new report from Buffalo-based Business First magazine.
Cazenovia was behind only Brookfield (100 percent) and Hamilton (95 percent) among high schools in Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga, Oswego and Tompkins counties.
The National School Public Relations Association has recognized the Cazenovia Central School District with two awards for its communications efforts.
NSPRA’s 2014 Publications and Electronic Media Contest recognizes outstanding education publications, e-newsletters, electronic media programs, radio/TV/cable, CD/DVD programs and Internet websites. The contest is open to all public or private schools and school districts. There were 725 entries total and 512 entries in the publications portion.
The Cazenovia Board of Education voted June 17 to hire Eric Knuth as the next principal of Cazenovia High School and Terry Ward as the district’s director of special education.
Mr. Knuth, now principal of Oriskany High School, will replace outgoing Principal Eric Schnabl, who has accepted the top district post with Sherburne-Earlville Central Schools, where he starts July 1. Mr. Ward, Cazenovia’s current district data coordinator, will take over from Joanne Dunkle, who retires this year.
Incoming Cazenovia Superintendent of Schools Matthew Reilly recommended both appointments.