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North Colonie budget proposal at max allowed increase

Superintendent says community has supported similar rates in the past

At the budget hearing to outline the 2014-15 spending plan for North Colonie Central Schools, questions was raised as to why the district is boosting taxes to the maximum amount allowable, even though it isn’t in financial distress.

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Rwandan genocide survivor speaks at Shaker High School

Mukeshimana talked about her path to freedom in the United States

Shaker High School held its first Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony Tuesday, April 29, and had a survivor of the Rwandan genocide speak about how important it is to remember these events so they don’t happen again.

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20 years of drama

Sand Creek Middle School’s Cast & Crew club gives everyone a shot at the stage

A school drama club that started 20 years ago with the intent of involving every student who wanted to participate is having a special reunion following the afternoon performance of their spring musical, “Annie.”

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Shaker alumna wins award

2010 graduate takes less traditional path to further her education

A Shaker High School alumna who is currently a senior at the University of Chicago recently received a grant that few people in the world have had the privilege of accepting.

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Guilderland music teachers denounce proposed cuts

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.

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Clarkson University to honor Voorheesville educator

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.

Bethlehem's lab school under the microscope

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.

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Next stop: Neverland

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.”

RCS schools flip the switch to solar

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.

Bethlehem Central School District keeps budget under cap

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.

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Voorheesville school board adopts budget

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.

South Colonie cuts midday bus routes for pre-kindergarten students

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.

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South Colonie OKs budget, loses coach

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.

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Local children brighten up CDTA buses

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.

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Bethlehem parents protest Lab School cuts

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.