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.
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.
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.
School plays offer entertainment, showcase talent
This weekend, prepare to take a journey with a mischievous cat, cheer for a take on America’s favorite pastime, witness a man’s morally questionable rise in business, and groove to a royal exploration of popular music.
BC officials hope restoration of state aid would prevent program cuts
Bethlehem Central School District is facing a preliminary budget gap of $4.8 million for the 2014-15 school year, but officials are hoping some of that money will be restored in the state budget.
Forum focuses on Common Core problems facing special education
Senators Cecilia Tkaczyk and Neil Breslin and Assembly members John McDonald and Phil Steck listened to comments from several speakers Tuesday, Feb. 11, discussing how implementation of the Common Core curriculum has exacerbated challenges for students with special needs.
Forum focuses on effects of lost state aid to schools, rallies for funds to be returned
The regional forum, “NY Schools Still in Fiscal Peril: Our Kids Can’t Wait Another Year,” drew around 1,000 people to South Colonie High School on Thursday, Jan. 30, with a gym opened as an overflow room to broadcast it.
District projects $22.75M spending plan, small state aid increase
Staying within the state-mandated tax cap means the Voorheesville school district will have to cut around $630,000 from next year’s spending plan, and where those reductions are made will be decided in the coming months.
Elsmere kindergartners get a virtual front-row view of one athlete’s Olympic dreams
Elsmere kindergartners get a virtual front-row view of one athlete’s Olympic dreams.
Anonymous donor gives $13,000 to Bethlehem High string program
The musically inclined at Bethlehem Central High School have reason to celebrate after an anonymous donor presented the district with a $13,000 check for the purchase of music equipment.
Cuomo touts focus on classrooms in speech, GEA absent from remarks
Local school leaders and Gov. Andrew Cuomo have clashed on several issues during his three years in office, with state funding to schools being a major spot of contention. Cuomo’s recent State of the State address left some educators wondering if this year would bring any substantial change.
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