Why would you consider cutting back on kindergarten?

COMMENT: I just read over the school budget cut proposals from last night’s BOE meeting.  I cannot believe the school district is considering half day Kindergarten.  That is a big step in the wrong direction!  While none of the options were good ones, that to me is the worst.  There is so much more children …

Superintendent outlines possible program reductions

Saying that she doesn’t want to propose cuts to programs, Superintendent Susan Swartz is also faced with the daunting task of filling a now $339,000 shortfall and balancing the 2018-19 budget. Developing the 2018-19 budget has become more complicated since the first budget draft was presented on February 12, a draft that included a $1.3 …

More details released about the May 15 capital project vote

Matthew Monaghan, an architect at SEIdesigngroup, reviewed more specifics of the $14 million May 15 capital project at last night’s Board of Education meeting. Here is his presentation and a more detailed version given to board members. As the board heard at the last meeting, the capital project will have a minimal impact on school …

Glenville police conclude investigation into social media threat

The social media threat that frightened Scotia-Glenville students and parents last Wednesday and resulted in hundreds of students leaving school originated in a school district 300 miles away in Pennsylvania on the same day. After a lengthy investigation by both S-G administrators and the Glenville Police, Police Chief Stephen Janik said the situation originated with …

Board of Education reviews budget, decides not to exceed state tax levy limit

Superintendent Susan Swartz began the budget meeting on Monday night by reviewing the items that have been proposed – beyond the $56.6 million “roll over” budget that she presented on Feb. 12. That budget created a $1.3 million gap between expected costs and revenues when following the state’s tax levy limit or “tax cap” for …

The situation the day after the social media threat

In light of the situation yesterday, and as police continue their investigation into the incident, both the high school and middle school have taken steps to make students feel more comfortable at school today. At the High School, an additional monitor has been put in place, administrators are walking the hallways much more often, staff …

A message from Superintendent Susan Swartz

This is a message from Superintendent Susan Swartz: I wanted to talk to you today about the incident this morning that has caused some students and parents to be upset and scared about coming to school. Social media posts were passed around today among our students that threatened violence during the scheduled walk outs at …

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