It is really hot today, and several other schools are closing early. Why isn’t Scotia-Glenville doing the same?

RESPONSE: Thanks for your comment. Three other school districts – Cairo-Durham, Columbia Christian Academy and Hudson City schools – closed early because of the heat. We looked at that situation but felt our students were safe in the buildings, since it tends to get cool overnight. Students were encouraged to stay hydrated; physical education students …

NYS Education Department approves new learning standards

Board of Regents approves Next Generation Learning Standards On Sept. 11, 2017, the Board of Regents adopted the Next Generation Learning Standards in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics. These standards replace the controversial Common Core Learning Standards and will be rolled out slowly over the next few years in order to provide adequate time …

Teachers, nurses and school district reach four-year contract

Pay raises in exchange for higher health care costs The 247 members of the Scotia-Glenville Teachers’ Association (SGTA) have a new, four-year contract. The new pact, approved by the SGTA on Sept. 7 and by the Board of Education on Sept. 11, calls for “cost of living” salary increases of 1 percent this school year …

Next Generation Learning Standards adopted by state

Schools need to fully implement the new standards by September 2020 The Board of Regents has adopted the Next Generation Learning Standards in English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics – guidelines which detail what students should know and be able to do at each grade level; they do not require school districts to follow any …

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