I wanted to know if you would be collecting school supplies for students in need for the upcoming school year. Also, if there was a fund to donate towards breakfast/lunch for students in need. Thank you.

RESPONSE: The school district does not do anything in an organized way to provide either supplies to students to help with the cost of breakfast and lunch. In the past, churches have donated backpacks of supplies, mostly for elementary students. As for the breakfast and lunch, the federal Free and Reduced Meal program typically provides …

I noticed that the District uses the Responsive Classroom Approach – Yeah! I appreciate how the approach emphasizes how teacher language/behaviors effect children’s learning/behavior. That being said I see that it goes through 8th grade.

COMMENT: I noticed that the District uses the Responsive Classroom Approach – Yeah! I appreciate how the approach emphasizes how teacher language/behaviors effect children’s learning/behavior. That being said I see that it goes through 8th grade. When I went to the Middle School meeting for parents, RC wasn’t mentioned. They seem to use a different …

BOE agrees to rent space at Niskayuna bus garage

UPDATE to this previous story The Board of Education tonight (July 24, 2017) unanimously gave the green light to begin sharing the Niskayuna bus garage in September. Andrew Giaquinto, business administrator, said the district will break even the first year of the transition and then save $409,000 over five years, before state aid reimbursement. While …

I was looking at the calendar for 2017-18. There appears to be a miscalculation in the number of instructional days.

COMMENT: I was looking at the calendar for 2017-18. There appears to be a miscalculation in the number of instructional days. June 22 is counted as a pupil day even though the last day of school is June 21 and the legend reads “Staff Only.” Is this correct? Otherwise that makes the number of pupil days …

Bucciferro, Beauchamp re-elected as BOE officers

  David Bucciferro and Thomas Beauchamp were re-elected tonight to their fourth, one-year terms as president and vice president, respectively, of the Board of Education. Board member Pam Carbone was also nominated for president.

S-G sharing Niskayuna bus garage this summer; may continue to use after school begins

As a move to save money and increase efficiency, Scotia-Glenville buses are being housed at the Niskayuna bus garage for the summer and may take up residence there once the school year begins. Scotia-Glenville’s buses are transporting summer students in the special education summer school programs from the Niskayuna site. The buses pick up students …