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Guilderland seeks solutions for schools

District projects $129k budget gap next year, while focusing on long-term vision

School district leaders again sought community input before budget deliberations begin, but this year, residents had new insight on the excess capacity of its buildings.

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It’s a wonder

Voorheesville Middle School Drama Club to present a musical twist on a classic this weekend

Two years ago, Stefanie DeFronzo took a summer workshop at the Mac-Haydn Theatre in Chatham and played the white queen in the musical “Wonderland.”

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UPDATED: Guilderland teacher sentenced for stealing union funds

Former GTA treasurer receives jail time, felony probation

A Farnsworth Middle School teacher will be serving jail time for stealing more than $100,000 from the Guilderland Teacher’s Association during the 2012-13 school year.

Guilderland Central School District calls for bids on upgrades

Capital improvements proceed through fog of building study

Capital improvements totaling more than $17 million are proceeding as planned, despite uncertainty over whether Guilderland school district will continue using all its buildings.

Poet lends voice to children’s school

Director will portray Emily Dickinson to raise money

Emily Dickinson will be brought to life next month as her poems are recited as part of a local school benefit.

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Resilience follows unthinkable tragedy

Guilderland Elementary School grieves over slain students, plans to memorialize boys

After the initial shock of hearing about the quadruple murder at a home on Western Avenue wore off, Guilderland school district officials were faced with tackling how to address the varying needs of grieving students and staff.

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Guilderland Central School District plans ‘community summit’

Cross section of district sought to develop solutions for tackling financial woes

Guilderland school district leaders are looking to community members for solutions addressing excess capacity and waning resources after setting aside scenarios from a recent building capacity study.

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Guilderland CSD restarts building capacity discussion

District leaders review study, look toward community driven solutions

Guilderland school district leaders held a community meeting Monday, Sept. 29, to discuss factors leading to the building capacity study and reviewing some of the data presented in it.

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Re-enacting a slave’s life

New Scotland Historical Society event to shed light on Solomon Northup’s struggle for freedom

History will come alive as the New Scotland Historical Society presents Clifford Oliver Mealy’s portrayal of the musician and kidnapped Saratoga resident, Solomon Northup.

Guilderland school board cancels study focus group

District to hold community workshop to generate ideas on building usage

Guilderland Board of Education members have decided to cancel the upcoming focus group that would have discussed the building capacity study, which lacked widespread community support.

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Voorheesville opts back in to federal lunch program

District hoping to break even after nearly $100k deficit last school year

Voorheesville schools were in the vanguard of districts opposing more strict federal school lunch program guidelines, but an ongoing operating deficit has forced the district back in line.

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Bethlehem Central mulls new start time

Officials say there are many obstacles to beginning school day later for teens

Bethlehem Central will begin preliminary discussions about starting school later for older students, but the issue’s many barriers could put a stop to the idea before it is seriously considered.

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New dorms unveiled at Glenmont Job Corps

Upgrades coincide with program’s 50th anniversary

After nearly four years of construction, Glenmont Job Corps celebrated the official opening of its new dormitory buildings just in time for the organization’s 50th anniversary.

Guilderland High School student diagnosed with MRSA

Guilderland school district officials were recently notified a high school student was diagnosed with MRSA. The student is receiving medical care and is not contagious, according to the district.

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Voorheesville school district superintendant ready to retire

Snyder to leave post after school year; school board member resigning

Teresa Thayer Snyder is ready to step down from her leadership post at Voorheesville school district following a life-changing year.

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