Educators ask to restore 0.25 FTE, Wiles says need not yet demonstrated
Several Guilderland school district music teachers are petitioning proposed cuts to their department, which totals less than half of one full-time equivalent position next school year.
Former student nominated Selkirk man for inspirational educator award
Physics teacher Ted Simons left a lasting impression on at least one former student, but Simons said his dedication is no different than that of his colleagues at Voorheesville Central School District.
Committee formed in the wake of concerns that low enrollment could prompt class cuts
The Bethlehem Central School District has decided to form a new Lab School committee after hearing concerns from parents last month about possible changes to the program due to low enrollment in some of the classes.
Voorheesville fifth-graders to perform ‘Peter Pan Jr.’
Peter Pan may not want to go to school, but the fifth-graders at Voorheesville Elementary School are eager to get there each day to practice their lines for their upcoming show, “Peter Pan Jr.”
Over the next 20 years, solar collectors sitting atop the four school buildings and bus garage are going to harness enough energy to clip at least $800,000 from Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk's utility bills – all at no cost to taxpayers.
Cuts to staff and equipment purchases help close gap
The Bethlehem Central school board has adopted a spending plan for the 2014-15 school year that does not challenge the state tax cap.
Property taxes would increase 2 percent; state aid boost restores cuts
The Voorheesville Board of Education on Monday, April 21, unanimously adopted a spending plan totaling $22.89 million, which remained essentially unchanged from its March 31 meeting.
Budget constraints lead to cuts in driver hours
After another year of being financially strained, South Colonie Central School District is cutting midday transportation for universal pre-K students, forcing parents to find other ways to get their children to school.
Vocal crowd comes out to support P.E. teacher whose job was part of cuts
Despite vocal opposition from the community, a loss in state funding forced the South Colonie Central School District to pass a budget that will be eliminating numerous positions throughout the district, including a popular physical education teacher.
Artwork promotes authority’s safety program
CDTA and the Music Mobile came together to promote the CDTA’s safety program by displaying artwork created by children in the Capital District on buses.
Concerns are raised about reduction in staffing for program
As the Bethlehem Central Board of Education continued budget discussions last week, a group of parents came out to protest potential cuts to classes at the high school.
Shaker SADD group wins competition with their motorcycle awareness message
As warm weather finally arrives, many motorcycle enthusiasts are eager to hit the open roads, and after a long winter, Shaker High School students want to remind drivers they share those roads with two-wheeled vehicles.
‘The Voice’ contestant visits her old stomping grounds with stops at Bethlehem schools
Not everyone can be sure they will receive a warm reception when returning to their hometown. Danielle Mozeleski can be counted as one of the lucky ones.
Spending plan within tax cap, largely unchanged from superintendent’s initial proposal
The Guilderland Board of Education on Tuesday, April 8, unanimously adopted a 2014-15 budget totaling slightly more than $92.13 million, which increases spending around $1.1 million, or 1.22 percent. The budget holds a property tax levy increase of 1.94 percent.
Despite financial hardship, South Colonie’s music program remains competitive
Both Colonie school districts have been recognized nationally as some of the best communities in the country for music education programs.
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