Board of Education to consider overriding state tax levy cap for the 2021-22 budget

With a very small state tax levy cap increase of 0.13%, the Board of Education is considering exceeding the state cap. The cap means that the 8-step state formula to determine the tax levy cap will allow S-G to increase spending by $40,310 in the 2021-22 school year. “This is an extremely small increase allowed …

Traveling outside of New York

COMMENT: Good afternoon.  I have a question about a child traveling.  I was wondering what a parent would have to do if they went on vacation with their child out of New York. What procedures do they need to follow and if they have to quarantine for 2 weeks after they return are they aloud …

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Elementary students attend school in the afternoon on Wednesday, March 3

On Wednesday, March 3, elementary students (K-5) will attend school in the afternoon for the Elementary Report Card Preparation Day. Glendaal and Glen-Worden students will be dropped off at school by about 12:15 p.m. Lincoln and Sacandaga students will be dropped off at school by about 12:45 p.m. Teachers will work on their report cards …

Fall Sports about to begin

COMMENT: When can we expect to hear the plan for the sports in the Fall II season (Volleyball, Football) allowed to start on March 1st. RESPONSE : The fall season is scheduled to begin on March 7. The Board of Education will need to decide on the parameters and precautions of the new season. The …

$12.8 million capital project going to the voters in May 2021

Every building would see improvements; there would be no tax impact from the project The Board of Education is considering a capital proposal that would make many improvements for things that won’t be noticed – things like roofs, furnaces and public address systems – but are still important for the continued health of the buildings. …

Two Glendaal students test positive for COVID-19

Two Glendaal Elementary students have tested positive for COVID-19. Because the cases were confirmed during the break when students were home, there is no contact tracing required. Everyone at the school is following health guidelines by wearing face masks and keeping socially distant, including the individual who tested positive. All staff members and students complete …

HS, MS student test positive for COVID-19

One high school student and one middle school student have tested positive for COVID-19. No contact tracing is necessary since the students have not been in school for more than a week. Everyone at the school is following health guidelines by wearing face masks and keeping socially distant, including the individual who tested positive. All …

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Watching today’s basketball game

COMMENT: How can I watch  today’s  basketball game, scotia vs. Niskayuna on virtual? RESPONSE: The game is being broadcast on the school district’s YouTube account – scotiaglenvilleschools – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnEpLZFUaao

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High School staff member tests positive for COVID-19

A high school staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. The Schenectady County Public Health Service (SCPHS) is investigating and begun contact tracing in the case. Everyone at the school is following health guidelines by wearing face masks and keeping socially distant, including the individual who tested positive. All staff members and students complete a …

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