Budget, Board of Education vote set for Tuesday, May 21

Community voting will be held from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. TOMORROW, Tuesday, May 21 in the B-wing gymnasium at the high school, Route 147-Sacandaga Road. On the ballot will be: $56,955,740 budget for 2019-20 – a $966,064 or 1.7% spending increase with a 2.54% tax levy increase. The tax bill on a $160,000 home …

Athletic Hall of Fame nominations are due by June 21

Nominations are open for the annual Athletic Hall of Fame, which recognizes former athletes or coaches. The nominations are due by June 21. Here is the nomination form. The recognition has a few rules. A nominee must: have graduated from Scotia-Glenville High School a minimum of four years previous to the present or deserve special …

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 …

Parrots pay a visit to kindergarten students at Sacandaga

Kindergarten students at Sacandaga had a feathered visitor on Friday as the Northeast Avian Rescue brought a “baby” to school. The students, in Vicky Milkins’, Melissa Peterson’s and Kim Lavery’s classes, had a visit from “Baby,” a parrot brought by Jill Lewis from NEAR.  With Lewis was Betsy Messenger, the volunteer coordinator and humane educator …

These students will have their artwork on display at BOCES until May 24

Congratulations to the following 26 students who have work on display in the Capital Region BOCES annual Art Show. The opening reception will be held on Tuesday, April 30th from 4:00-6:00 at 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Albany The show runs through May 24. High School Alana Seifert Middle School  Abigail Chevalier Melvin Corker Sadie Krogh Morgan Lorey …

Sacandaga students perform for fellow students to celebrate Music in Our Schools Month

Students at Sacandaga performed for their fellow students during a school concert to recognize Music in Our Schools Month last Tuesday. Music in Our Schools Month is a chance to highlight all the wonderful things music programs do for our schools. The performance included fourth and fifth grade students from the Sacandaga 5th Grade Band, …

Congratulations to these Founders Day recipients

The 79th annual Founders Day Dinner was held last night at the Glen Sanders Mansion. Founder’s Day recipients are those school community members who go beyond their usual duties to make the school district a better place. They are chosen by the six PTAs and PTA Council. Each recipient is presented with an Honorary Life …

Sacandaga students work on their literacy skills – with help from some friends from the high school

Whether they were “fishing” for words, chasing ping pong balls with words written on them or collecting gold coins with words on them, Sacandaga’s kindergartners were surrounded with words today. You could call it the Literacy Olympics. Twelve high school athletes, who also excel in the arts, math, science and lot of other areas, were …

Two more grades are taking computer-based state tests this year; testing begins on Tuesday, April 2

Once again this year, students in grades 3-8 are being asked to sit for state tests in English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics. Last year, students in grade 4 at Scotia-Glenville completed their ELA state exams online; this year, grades 3 and 5 are being added to the ELA computer-based models. Over the next two …

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 …

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