Special welcome to be held to start school year
The 22nd Annual AIDS Walk/Run held June 1 at Beaver Lake Nature Center raised $181,860. Since it began in 1992, the AIDS Walk/Run has been the mainstay funding for ACR Health’s now extensive Adolescent Health Initiatives. The event has raised more than $2.3 million and positioned ACR Health as a state leader in youth education.
The Skaneateles Central School District will hold a special meeting next week at which the public will get a change to meet a candidate for the superintendent of schools position.
When the April 21 deadline passed four residents of the Skaneateles Central School District had submitted petitions to run for the Board of Education.
Kenneth Slentz, of state education department, to be interviewed
After conducting an interview, the Skaneateles Board of Education decided to advance its candidate for the superintendent of schools position. Board President Kathryn Carlson announced at the board’s April 22 meeting that the candidate is Kenneth Slentz, deputy commissioner in the Office of P-12 Education for the New York State Education Department.
Skaneateles Central School District has been named as a defendant in a lawsuit filed in State Supreme Court earlier this month over an alleged sexual assault incident that occurred last year at the high school.
The Skaneateles Board of Education voted to adopt its 2014-15 operating budget and spending plan at its April 8 meeting.
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.
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.
The Skaneateles School District will not need to make cuts or raise taxes above the state cap to balance the 2014-15 operating budget.
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.
The window to circulate petitions for candidates for the Skaneateles Board of Education is now open.
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.
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.
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.