State aid projected to increase $2M; tax cap at 0.45 percent increase
District administrators presented an updated 2015-16 proposed budget to the Bethlehem Board of Education at its Tuesday, March 31, meeting. Bethlehem Central is slated to see an increase of nearly $2.3 million in state funding.
District estimates $102.7 million budget, concern over reserve fund usage
The North Colonie Central School District proposed a $102.7 million budget with a 2.81 percent tax levy increase for the 2015-16 school year. The lexy equals an almost $2.3 million increase from last year.
District looks ahead in planning its final budget proposal
As the state prepared to release its school aid runs after weeks of discussions, South Colonie Central School District considered the implications on future budgets during its second budget presentation.
Music studio catering to kids with special needs to perform at Schenectady bakery
In celebration of Puzzles Bakery and Café opening, Piano for Special Kidz Music Studio will return to Schenectady for a performance of contemporary and classical favorites.
Several additions proposed for district’s instructional budget next year as funds increase
Classrooms will likely be spared from any reductions to educational opportunities next school year. Unlike recent years, several additions are being proposed.
After months of discussion, the North Colonie Central School District plans on addressing the need for full-day kindergarten, pending Board of Education approval.
The South Colonie Central School District projects its 2015-16 budget to fall around $96.1 million, an increase of less than 1 percent from the previous school year.
High school senior conducts research looking into preventing disease
Like other 17-year-old high school seniors, Muhammad Ali is contemplating internships and college plans. But what sets Ali apart from his fellow students is his groundbreaking research in Alzheimer’s disease.
National Grid presents project to Bethlehem school board
National Grid representatives presented plans for its Van Dyke Road Substation Project at the Bethlehem Board of Education meeting Wednesday, March 18.
Local resident donates funds to bolster educational opportunities at Bethlehem Central
A local man is hoping his monetary donation not only enhances STEM education at the school district, but also encourages other community members to open their wallets.
Distrcit anticipates tax levy of 1.98 percent, budget gap unknown
Despite having no state aid numbers, South Colonie Central School District anticipates a 3 percent increase in its instructional budget.
Siena College officially opens new science center
Siena College celebrated the end of its new high-tech science center’s first semester debut with a dedication ceremony.
District weights lifting funding burden off booster clubs, cutting freshman football
After years of looking towards school sports for potential budget reductions, district leaders are proposing to increase overall funding to athletic programming.
Guilderland Board of Education faces $130k gap, targets 3 percent tax hike
Voorheesville district leaders welcomed a much smaller budget gap than in recent years, with next year’s shortage falling to around $71,000. The preliminary budget should total around $23 million.
BCMS students listen to speakers discuss thriving with disabilities
Feeling uncomfortable in your own skin is a common experience for many people during their youth. John Robinson felt similar, but his discomfort stretched long past his teenage years.
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