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.
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.
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