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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
District would bond nearly $1M for vehicles, face voter approval
The Guilderland Board of Education on Tuesday, March 4, heard a proposal from district administrators to purchase eight school buses and a maintenance truck for almost $1 million, with state aid covering about 50 percent of the cost.
Superintendent proposes $1.8M of cuts, with middle school bolstered for boom
Superintendent Marie Wiles presented her proposed spending plan for next school year Thursday, Feb. 27, which totals nearly $91.5 million and stays within the district's maximum allowable tax levy increase of 2.17 percent.
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.
- Voorheesville MS drafts pilot policy for electronic devices
- School board approves three-year agreement with Guilderland Teachers
- BCSD informs parents about centralized bus stops for 2012-13
- BOU to hold B-ball fundraiser
- BC to hold budget forum
- 'Contact the Editor' Link
- Students thank BC music teacher with song
- Recent events lead to postponement of BHS dance
- BC High principal warns of increased drug use