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April 29, 2016

Marie Wiles, Ph.D., Superintendent

8 School Road, P.O. Box 18
Guilderland Center, NY 12085-0018

Phone: 518/456-6200,  Fax: 518/456-1152

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Date: Tues., May 10
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: H.S. LGI




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District residents to vote on proposed $96.6 million budget on May 17
Board adopts proposed plan which would increase spending by 3.1 percent and include an estimated tax rate increase of less than one percent.
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GCSD to host Spring Recycling Extravaganza on May 7

Annual community recycling event will take place at FMS, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Learn more

Updated district statement to parents regarding former employee
The Guilderland Central School District was informed late today that a former employee was arrested by the Town of Guilderland Police Department.
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Capital Region School District Job Fair is April 21
Guilderland will host nearly 20 local employers looking to hire in all areas of school operations.
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Learn "The Truth about Drugs in our Community" on April 19, 7 p.m.

Join this important community conversation as the district teams with area agencies to combat drug use. Learn more

Board approves preliminary Smart Schools Investment Plan Learn more

 

2016-17 state budget includes $1.5 billion education funding increase, end to GEA
On Friday, April 1, New York lawmakers approved a 2016-17 state budget that includes an overall $1.5 billion – or 6.5 percent – increase in education funding. Learn more

 

Important May calendar update
The district anticipates it will not need to use any contingency days which means there will be no school on Friday, May 27 and all district and school offices will be closed. Learn more

 

Students will see changes in 3-8 NYS testing
Annual NYS assessments for students in grades 3-8, which begin April 5, will be a little different this year.  FIND OUT WHAT's NEW

 

Guilderland named one of the best communities for music education
For the eighth consecutive year, the Guilderland Central School District has been named one of the "Best Communities for Music Education" by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM). Learn more

 

2016-17 GCSD calendar available now View calendar (PDF)

 

Weigh in on district budget priorities with online survey Learn More

 

Frequently Asked Questions about the budget
We’ve taken your questions from the comments section of the budget development survey and compiled some of the most frequently asked questions about the 2016-17 proposed budget, the budget process, and education issues in general. VIEW THE FAQ (PDF)

 

BOE to discuss Pre-K lease proposals at March 22 meeting
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Are you interested in running for a seat on the GCSD Board of Education?
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Inclusive school practices forum available for viewing
Did you miss Dr. Julie Causton's session on creating inclusive schools?
View it here

 

Capital Region School District Job Fair is April 21
Guilderland will host nearly 20 local employers looking to hire in all areas of school operations.
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Superintendent presents 2016-17 budget proposal
The proposed $95 million plan would increase spending by 1.42 percent and include a tax levy increase of 1.35 percent.
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GCSD celebrates Music in Our Schools Month
There are many opportunities during March to enjoy the musical talents of our students.
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Community donates more than 800 books to area hospitals LEARN MORE

 

Results are in! 2016-17 Budget Development Survey LEARN MORE

 

2016-17 Budget: Tough choices need to be made about your schools LEARN MORE

 

Gov. Cuomo Outlines School Aid Proposal and Education Agenda for 2016-17 LEARN MORE

 

How GCSD communicates weather-related announcements LEARN MORE 

 

GCSD to host community forum on inclusive school practices; set for March 10
GCSD will be hosting a community forum on inclusive school practices, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 10. The forum will feature Dr. Julie Causton from Syracuse University. LEARN MORE

 

Do you have a child that will start kindergarten next fall? If so, we want to hear from you! LEARN MORE ABOUT 2016-17 KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

State now requires meningitis vaccination in grades 7, 12
Beginning Sept. 1, 2016, students entering seventh and 12th grades must be vaccinated against meningococcal disease in order to attend school in New York state.
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Full adherence to new school security procedures began Nov. 30
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Classroom Space Availability report now available
After reviewing the Repurposing Task Force final report, the Board of Education directed the administration to investigate the lease of available classroom space for private pre-kindergarten program providers. View the Classroom Space Availability Report

Alternative Uses of Space final report now available
Final report provided by the Repurposing Task Force. VIEW IT HERE

 

2015-16 School Tax Collection information (for Bethlehem residents only)
The Guilderland Central School District is using a school tax billing and collection service administered by Capital Region BOCES. This information pertains to Bethlehem residents only.
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Changes to immunization requirements for 2015-16 school year
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District parents invited to subscribe to Parent Today newsletter series

Parent Today is a free e-mail newsletter and companion website designed to help build a stronger bridge between families and the classroom. Learn more

Guilderland Central School District Parents’ Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security

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District to release APPR scores by request

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