Letter about Pearson breach has been mailed

Nearly 3,200 letters have been mailed to parents in the Scotia-Glenville community regarding the security data breach of the Aimsweb 1.0 program used in the past by Scotia-Glenville. This Pearson Education program is no longer used by Scotia-Glenville. The data breach was discovered last November and schools were contacted about this in July. If you …

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 …

State test scores show steady results at SG

The state released the results of the spring English Language Arts and mathematics tests, grades 3-8, yesterday. Statewide, results were similar to the 2018 results. That same trend was found at Scotia-Glenville, where the percentage of students scoring in levels 3 and 4 (proficiency) was slightly higher and mean scores were slightly higher than the …

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 …

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, …

BOE members discuss their hopes for 2019-20 budget; support adding elementary mental health services

Board of Education members began their work session on Monday discussing their hopes (if money were no object) and the parts of the budget that should definitely stay in place. With little debate, the board members determined that beginning a mental health program for elementary students, to compliment the one in place for high school …

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