District hoping to break even after nearly $100k deficit last school year
Voorheesville schools were in the vanguard of districts opposing more strict federal school lunch program guidelines, but an ongoing operating deficit has forced the district back in line.
Officials say there are many obstacles to beginning school day later for teens
Bethlehem Central will begin preliminary discussions about starting school later for older students, but the issue’s many barriers could put a stop to the idea before it is seriously considered.
Upgrades coincide with program’s 50th anniversary
After nearly four years of construction, Glenmont Job Corps celebrated the official opening of its new dormitory buildings just in time for the organization’s 50th anniversary.
Guilderland school district officials were recently notified a high school student was diagnosed with MRSA. The student is receiving medical care and is not contagious, according to the district.
Snyder to leave post after school year; school board member resigning
Teresa Thayer Snyder is ready to step down from her leadership post at Voorheesville school district following a life-changing year.
New ramp installed at entrance
Colonie Central High School recently completed some renovations that make the building easier to access for students in wheelchairs, as well as some cosmetic updates to its front entrance.
Siena’s interim president is making himself at home on campus
When Father Kevin Mullen was named provincial minister of Holy Name Province in New York City this spring after serving as Siena’s president for seven years, the college found itself looking for someone to fill his shoes.
After a tough year of budgeting resulted in the loss of a well-liked physical education teacher and football coach, among other positions, the South Colonie Central School District’s growth and assessment rate increase came in lower than projected in the spring.
Numbers come in lower than projected
The North Colonie Board of Education approved a tax levy increase of 2.55 percent, which is down from the 3.63 percent the board estimated in April.
New play area at Blue Creeek Elementary built in memory of Vincenzo Rizzo
After 18 months of planning, fundraisers and bringing the community together to build a project in honor of a young student that died, the school has formally accepted the playground built for Vinnie Rizzo.
BOCES-led consortium wins nearly $440k for 12 districts
A dozen area school districts welcomed an infusion of state funding to help improve assessment practices.
District will place solar panels on 11 buildings
With schools across the state and nation facing tough decisions and budgets, one school district was able to find a way to save money every year on energy costs without taxpayers footing the bill.
District looks at fresh start to discussions about unused space within its schools
Guilderland Board of Education members unexpectedly voted 7-2 at the Tuesday, Aug. 19, meeting to set aside scenarios presented in the building capacity study in favor of community members and the board developing their own options.
Regional program prepares for first year at CNSE’s Albany campus
The phones were still off the hook, but Tech Valley High School Principal Dan Liebert could already hear educational opportunities calling area students.
District officials cite town’s reassessment as the reason
Bethlehem residents are set to see a lower school tax rate following the reassessment project that occurred earlier in the year.
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- Schalmont seeks community input on superintendent search
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