Bethlehem BOE says low enrollment, difficulty finding instructor could lead to phase out
Efforts are being made by the Bethlehem Central Board of Education to appropriately phase out the Chinese language program at the district after parents and students spoke out about the curriculum change.
Board members walking “fine line,” tutors could be tapped for input
Discussions over private tutors using space at the Guilderland Public Library and what procedures or policies should be implemented continued at the library Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday, May 8.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
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