Board of Education approves budget for 2021-22; calls for a 2.02% tax levy increase

Spending plan exceeds the state’s maximum for S-G of 0.13%; will require 60 percent approval by the community The Board of Education, on March 29, adopted a $59.127 million budget or “spending cap” for the 2021-22 school year, a spending increase of 1.66% from the current school year. The tax levy would increase by 2.02% …

Four S-G community members test positive for COVID-19

Four S-G school community members – one hybrid Middle School student, two virtual Middle School students and a staff member at Glen-Worden – have tested positive for COVID-19. The Schenectady County Public Health Services has begun contact tracing in the in-school cases – the one hybrid MS student and the GW staff member – who …

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HS staff member has tested positive for COVID-19

A high school staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. No contact tracing in the school will be necessary. 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 series of health questions every morning from …

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Virtual student at the Middle School tests positive for COVID-19

One virtual at-home student at the Middle School has tested positive for COVID-19. Because the student is virtual, there is no need for contact tracing at school. 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 …

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Staff member shared between Sacandaga and Lincoln tests positive for COVID-19

A staff member shared between the Lincoln and Sacandaga elementary schools has tested positive for COVID-19. No contact tracing will be necessary in this 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 series …

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Board of Education reviews proposed reductions in 2021-22 budget

Superintendent Susan Swartz, in what she called Tier 1 reductions, proposed on March 15 not replacing two retiring teachers – at kindergarten and grade 2 at Glendaal – to create a $200,000 reduction in the proposed 2021-22 budget. She explained that Glendaal is slated to have 28 incoming kindergarten students this fall. Glen-Worden will have …

Two students – one at the HS and one at Lincoln – test positive for COVID-19

Two students – one at the high school and one at Lincoln Elementary – have tested positive with COVID-19. Both students have not been in school, so no contact tracing will be required. Everyone at the school is following health guidelines by wearing face masks and keeping socially distant, including the individual who tested positive. …

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Three students at the HS and Sacandaga test positive for COVID-19

Three students have tested positive for COVID-19: one fully-virtual high school student (no contact tracing required), one high school student and one Sacandaga student. An investigation and contact tracing has begun by the Schenectady County Public Health Service (SCPHS). Everyone at the school is following health guidelines by wearing face masks and keeping socially distant, …

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HS teacher tests positive for COVID-19

A teacher at the high school has tested positive for COVID-19. Contact tracing has been completed by the Schenectady County Public Health Service (SCPHS). No students or other staff were quarantined as a result of this case. Everyone at the school is following health guidelines by wearing face masks and keeping socially distant, including the …

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Fully virtual Lincoln student tests positive for COVID-19

A fully virtual student at Lincoln Elementary has tested positive with COVID-19. Because the student does not come to the school building, there is no need for contact tracing by the Schenectady County Public Health Services (SCPHS). Everyone at the school is following health guidelines by wearing face masks and keeping socially distant, including the …

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