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Skaneateles BOE adopts $30 million budget

The Skaneateles Board of Education voted to adopt its 2014-15 operating budget and spending plan at its April 8 meeting.

Skaneateles BOE to interview candidate for superintendent before regular search

Board appoints search consultant

The Skaneateles Board of Education is back on the path toward finding a new superintendent for the district. The board voted to appoint Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES District Superintendent Bill Speck as search consultant for the superintendent hire, Tuesday. The board also agreed to interview a particular candidate early at Speck’s recommendation.

Skaneateles music again earns ‘Best Communities’ honor

For the fourth year in a row, the Skaneateles Central School District has been recognized by the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation (NAMM) for outstanding commitment to music education with a “Best Communities for Music Education” designation.

Skaneateles CSD gets more state aid, is able to balance budget

The Skaneateles School District will not need to make cuts or raise taxes above the state cap to balance the 2014-15 operating budget.

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Skaneateles open house highlights technology use across disciplines, unique programs

The halls and classrooms of Waterman Primary School were buzzing with activity on March 26 as Skaneateles teachers and students from all grades exhibited science, technology, engineering and math programs.

Skaneateles schools now accepting petitions for two school board seats

The window to circulate petitions for candidates for the Skaneateles Board of Education is now open.

OCM BOCES to host Common Core academies for educators

Central New York educators can take advantage of courses designed to help them implement the Common Core curriculum at OCM BOCES next week. From 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 27 and 28, educators in the Syracuse area can attend Discovery Education’s Common Core Academies at BOCES’ Central New York Regional Information Center, 6075 East Molloy Road, Syracuse. The courses will be lead by Common Core state standards expert Dr. Karen Beerer and hosted by Discovery Education, a publisher and content provider that offers textbooks and multimedia content that support Common Core implementation.

Skaneateles school board approves agreement to share business manager with Weedsport

The Skaneateles Board of Education voted in favor of entering an inter-municipal agreement with the Weedsport Central School District to share business manager services, on March 18.

OCC child care faces cuts

Community college students may soon have a harder time finding child care while they go to school. In his 2014-15 executive budget proposal, Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed cutting $653,000 from the state’s operating grant to the State University of New York’s child care centers. The cut would come in addition to a reduction in the federal Child Care Block Grant, which subsidizes care for children of needy student-parents. While the New York State Senate restored Cuomo’s cut in their budget proposal, advocates say the cuts faced by SUNY centers in the last several years are still devastating and need to be restored. And it’s community colleges that will likely see the most damaging consequences.

Skaneateles CSD officials discuss preliminary budget, two referendums

Budget still $223,918 short, board to discuss options on April 1

The Skaneateles Board of Education discussed the three referendums the district plans to put up for vote this year at its Feb. 18 meeting.

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‘STEMAhead’ to highlight effect of new technology on education

Community members will have a rare look inside classrooms from kindergarten through high school during a special event called STEMAhead on Wednesday, March 26 at Waterman School.

Get rid of the GEA now

According to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York is looking at a $2 million budget surplus. Cuomo has talked a lot about the surplus and his plans for it. Unfortunately for him, it’s not his money to spend.

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WCNY-FM offers special radio service for blind and visually impaired

For more than three decades, WCNY-FM has been serving the blind and visually-impaired residents of Central New York with a special radio service called READ-OUT.

Skaneateles school district requests community input through online survey

Skaneateles Central School District is turning to the public to ask for input as it evaluates its communication.

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Colleagues look back at impact of Dale Bates on Skaneateles

There are at least two reasons that it seems difficult for people to reflect on the pending retirement of Dale Bates, district business manager and assistant superintendent at Skaneateles Central Schools. First, they grieve at even the mention of his departure. Second, they find it difficult to summarize the magnitude of his impact on the Skaneateles Central School District — and thus, the entire Skaneateles community — over the past 30 years. In short, Skaneateles would not be what it is today without the man who played a pivotal role in making the district great.

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