Board to hold public hearing on $2.8 million proposal Dec. 2
Skaneateles voters will be called on once again this month to approve a major community expenditure. The polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at Waterman school where the Skaneateles Central School District will hold a public vote on a capital project proposal.
Will be phase two of needed facility work for high school
At the Nov. 19 Skaneateles board of education meeting, Interim Superintendent of Schools Judy Pastel announced that the Skaneateles school district will propose another bond referendum for building work in May 2014.
The Skaneateles Central School District has turned to its taxpayers to help suss out how to handle impending financial challenges.
Public to discuss ideas for district's future
The Skaneateles public is invited to attend a meeting about the future of the school district at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, in the Waterman School auditorium.
The Skaneateles Central School District will engage the public in coming months to study potential strategies to deal with its financial problems while still maintaining programs.
When you hear about problems on college campuses, you tend to think of binge drinking, budget cuts or fraternity hazing. But one of the biggest problems these days is hunger. A growing population of college students is struggling to make ends meet, unable to make tuition payments and pay for meals. There’s no comprehensive data available, but a City University of New York survey found that “39 percent [of students] had either gone hungry for lack of money, skipped meals, or been unable to afford balanced meals” in 2009. In order to help its students through the struggle, Onondaga Community College has joined a number of colleges nationwide in starting a food pantry.
Four Skaneateles High School students were finalists in the 2013 Bousquet Holstein photography contest — and one of them took first prize.
CSD to hold public forum on Nov. 12 to hear ideas
The Skaneateles Central School District will soon be looking at some potentially controversial changes to deal with declining enrollment. An email sent to Skaneateles community members by Interim Superintendent of Schools Judy Pastel about the district’s intention to study grade shifting sparked public opposition in the form of an online petition last week.
An email sent to Skaneateles community members by Interim Superintendent of Schools Judy Pastel on Wednesday sparked public opposition in the form of an online petition.
$2.8 million project to be voted on Dec. 10
The Skaneateles board of education officially adopted a resolution to propose a $2,835,299 capital project at its Oct. 15 meeting. The proposal will be voted on by residents of the district between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Dec. 10 at Waterman Primary School.
Since 1997, schools across the nation have been participating in the International Walk to School Day, which occurs one day each year in early October. On the morning of Oct. 9, five Central New York schools participated in the event: Minoa Elementary and Fremont Elementary in the East Syracuse Minoa school district, Waterman Primary School and State Street Intermediate School in the Skaneateles school district and McKinley-Brighton Elementary in the Syracuse city school district.
On Thursday, Oct. 3, the Rosamond Gifford Zoo will host, “Twilight at the Zoo Special Edition: A Life in the Wild with Jim Fowler.” The evening lecture begins at 6:30 p.m., and is sponsored by Mutual of Omaha.
While some teenagers were life guarding, mowing lawns or waiting tables this summer, five Skaneateles High School students were conducting research that may someday help to save certain species of trees from extinction.
Residents of the Skaneateles school district took an opportunity on Monday, Sept. 23 to ask questions and give comments to the board of education on a proposed $2.6 million capital project.
The 2013 Syracuse Ride for Missing Children to be held this week
If you enjoy company while cycling long distances, why not consider riding for a cause? The 2013 Syracuse Ride for Missing children, a 100-mile police escorted bicycle ride through Syracuse and parts of Central New York, is taking place this Friday, Sept. 27. Sponsored by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children/New York (NCMEC/NY), the event serves three purposes.