2-1-1 can connect distressed families to help

Dialing 2-1-1 can help parents and guardians quickly, easily and anonymously connect to resources within their communities. 2-1-1 is a nationwide toll-free dial-in service and website to help people in non-emergency situations access local public health and safety resources, including getting help with food, shelter or non-emergency mental health care; tax assistance and veterans’ services; …

Flu Facts for the upcoming season

Flu season is right around the corner! At left are a few reminders about how to control the spread of the flu virus. Here are some helpful links about the flu: NY State Department of Health website: https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/influenza/seasonal/ Flu information in other languages: https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/influenza/seasonal/childhood_adolescent/ Centers for Disease Control website: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/keyfacts.htm Download the graphic above as …

Scotia-Glenville students return to school after a restful summer break

Nearly 2,500 Scotia-Glenville students returned to school today, ready to tackle a challenging 2019-20 school year. Whether they walked, got dropped off or took the bus, students seemed ready for the challenges of the new year. Here are a few pictures from opening day at each school: Glendaal Check out more photos from Glendaal on …

Three candidates seeking two seats at on Board of Education at the May 21 vote

Three candidates are seeking two Board of Education seats at the May 21 vote. The seats each carry three-year terms and are unpaid. Each candidate collected at least 40 signatures by the today’s deadline to get on the ballot.  Colleen R. Benedetto, of 513 Charles Street, is seeking a fifth term. She works as an …

Board of Education adopts $56.95 million budget; still hopes to bring tax increase down

The Board of Education on Monday night unanimously (7-0) approved a $56.95 million spending plan for the 2019-20 school year. The budget is a $966,044 or 1.73 percent spending increase over this school year’s $55.99 million budget. As adopted, the budget would increase the tax levy by 2.91 percent. That is slightly below the state’s …

Empire State Plaza artwork to return to Scotia-Glenville for a reception on March 26

The following students have had their artwork on display in the Empire State Plaza Art Show in the South Concourse. That show ends Monday, March 18. The work created by students is inspired by the ESP Collection in the Empire State Plaza, Albany. The show will come back to Scotia-Glenville and the artists will be …

Budget update: spending plan will include elementary mental health and guidance services

Superintendent Susan Swartz on Monday presented a revised draft of the budget to the Board of Education that doesn’t change the bottom line but adds two new programs: mental health services and guidance services for elementary students. The first expands the program added this year to provide mental health services to high school and middle …

Petition to run for the Board of Education is now available

The petition to seek a spot on the Board of Education is now available. Those interested in seeking one of the two spots open on the Board of Education during the May 21 community vote. Candidates need to collect signatures from 40 community members and submit the petition to the Business Office, 900 Preddice Parkway, …

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