Final fundraiser will showcase performances from local bands
As the Glenmont Elementary PTA closes in on ending its fundraising efforts for a new school playground, the group is capping off its campaign with a concert at a local restaurant.
Proposed cuts include ending Chinese language program
Recommendations were made to cut some staffing and phase out the Chinese language program at the final budget presentation for the Bethlehem Central School District.
Additional funds will help maintain staffing levels
After the revised state budget was approved, the South Colonie Central School District found itself getting more than it was expecting, but not as much as it needs.
Overall state aid increases to $5.15M for district, contested cuts restored
Voorheesville Central School District will see an additional $144,000 of state aid, which was included in the recently approved state budget. The additional funding decreases its budget gap to around $176,500.
Guilderland Library's ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ tutoring policy; neighboring libraries see less impact
Private tutors over the past several years have increasingly relied on public libraries as a space to meet up with students, according to some local library directors. How that use has affected libraries appears to vary depending on the amount of space available and the demand for it.
Additional state aid will be used to cover increasing BOCES costs, gap nearly unchanged
Additional state aid was included in the recently adopted state budget, but the Guilderland Central School District budget will remain essentially unchanged.
District to see more state money than expected
In a budget season that has had few surprises for this district, it is no surprise that the North Colonie Board of Education has voted to approve a final version of the $101.3 million budget spending plan.
Siena joins others in shedding light on violence against women
On Valentine’s Day, activists around the world participated in an event called One Billion Rising for Justice, which was created to raise awareness about violence against women. Due to inclement weather, Siena had to reschedule theirs.
District residents say they fear losing programs and coaches
The cafeteria at Shaker Road Elementary was filled to capacity with district administrators, staff, parents, students and athletes Tuesday, March 25, in support of staff that may be cut due to budget constraints.
Overflow parking tears up FMS field; repairs estimated to cost $6k
Athletic fields at Farnsworth Middle School were torn up after more than 1,000 people turned out for a state civil service exam and parking overflowed onto the grass.
Budget talks continue as board hears from athletic, maintenance departments
As budget discussions continue for Bethlehem schools, district officials were recently notified that program tuition charges from BOCES would be significantly increasing for the coming year.
Bethlehem sees biggest increases among commercial properties
Bethlehem residents began receiving preliminary property reassessments at the end of March as part of the town’s reassessment project, which began last year.
Parents express concerns over proposed cuts, increasing classroom size
More than 100 people turned out to the Voorheesville school district’s budget forum on Monday, March 24, and several parents expressed an overarching fear the community was losing its distinguishing characteristics.
District places middle school math teacher on paid administrative leave
A math teacher at Farnsworth Middle School allegedly stole more than $100,000 from the Guilderland Teachers’ Association, according to police. Guilderland school district has placed the teacher on paid administrative leave.
Guilderland school board hears presentation, more collaboration promised
Tech Valley High School Principal Dan Liebert on Tuesday, March 18, gave a presentation to the Guilderland Board of Education after some members had requested more information on the regional school. Some Guilderland board members had previously voiced concern over continuing to tap funds to send students.
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