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Bethlehem, Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk school districts to collect own taxes

Bethlehem passes responsibility back to district officials

In a move to help Bethlehem residents save money, the town will no longer be collecting taxes on behalf of two local school districts.

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Menands School students propose utensil swap

Members of Menands Inquiry Team convince school board to make the switch from plastic to reusable silverware

A group of Menands students found that making a small change in the school’s lunchtime routine will save money and reduce pollution.

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Bethlehem Central School District takes another look at lunch service

Board says no to price hike; new director to take over program in August

A proposal to increase prices for elementary and middle school lunches was rejected by members of the Bethlehem Central Board of Education.

Altamont Elementary School awarded $75k grant

State designation spurs funding for professional development

Altamont Elementary School’s designation as a Reward School has led to the district receiving $75,000 to enhance professional development.

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Study: Guilderland schools have too much unused space

District, board members mum on scenarios; school closure advised

Guilderland Central School District held a community meeting Monday, June 16, for consultant Paul Seversky to discuss findings from his building capacity study, along with some scenarios the district could pursue to reduce expenses.

District is set to begin projects

Upgrades will impact summer field, playground use in Bethlehem

With summer vacation just weeks away, district officials at Bethlehem Central schools are preparing for upgrade projects to begin as part of the 2012-13 bond initiative.

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Voorheesville eyes $1.3M grant for rail trail project

Village officials finalize plan, target state funds for enhancing trail’s end

Voorheesville Board of Trustees on Tuesday, May 27, approved submitting an application requesting $1.3 million of federal Transportation Alternatives Program funding for its rail trail project.

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Living history, one last time

Guilderland students hold 11th annual Living Museum; program to be cut next year

The likes of Thomas Edison, Davy Crockett and Helen Keller will probably not be seen again in Guilderland High School.

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Colonie teens speak out against distracted driving

Contest winner’s PSA displayed on Central Avenue billboard

High school students united in a campaign to create a public service announcement to bring awareness to distracted driving.

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Not your average school event

Raiderfest includes a 5K race and carnival games

Colonie Central High School is holding a one-of-a-kind event where more than 500 students have volunteered to participate in a fundraiser that has everything from a 5-kilometer race to carnival games, craft vendors and food trucks.

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Fund drive for Colonie Central High School robotics team

Dealership partners with school to raise money to help cover club’s expenses

A robotics team partnered with Dodge and Armory Garage to host a test drive in an effort to raise money for the Colonie Central High School Robotics Team.

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UPDATE: Guilderland school district voters pass $92M budget

District’s vehicle purchase proposition approved; library budget passed

Guilderland Central School District voters on Tuesday, May 20, approved a $92.13 million 2014-15 budget, along with a nearly $1 million proposition to purchase seven buses and a maintenance truck.

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UPDATED: Voorheesville voters pass $22.7M school budget

District’s vehicle purchase and capital improvement plans approved; library budget passed

Voorheesville Central School District’s proposed $22.7 million budget was comfortably approved by residents on Tuesday, May 20, along with both propositions before voters.

UPDATED: North Colonie approves $101.3 million budget

North Colonie residents added new members to the Board of Education and approved the district’s $101.3 million budget for 2014-15 by a tally of 1,328 yes votes to 566 no votes on Tuesday, May 20.

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UPDATED: Bethlehem Central budget passes by wide margin

Fewer residents at the polls, but approval rating at almost 70 percent

Voters in the Bethlehem Central School District approved a 2014-15 school year budget today by a margin of 2,496 votes to 1,140 votes.