We received great feedback from April 18th's Business Breakfast hosted at Finke Equipment in Selkirk. Shane Decrenzo from Just Makes Cents, the new bottle and can redemption center in Mayone's Plaza in Ravena, gave a report on his new business and informed association members how the not-for-profit community could support local fundraisers through bottle donation programs at his shop.
Dr. Brian Bailey, superintendent of Ravena Coeymans Selkirk Central School District, gave a report on the budget for 2019-2020. There are many new innovations coming to RCS Schools. Dr. Bailey stressed schools in general are slow to adopt new technologies and ways of thinking and teaching. RCS schools are doing what they can to buck this trend. This will include more volunteer requirements, capstone projects and interaction with the business community on the part of future students.
The Superintendent called upon the business community to keep the school on its toes. He said he needs people who are passionate, and care about the community who are willing to demand performance from the school.
RCS CBA thanks our speakers and Finke Equipment for hosting us. We also send a shout out to Losee's Deli in Selkirk for the fantastic breakfast.