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
Tues., April 29
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: HS LGI
Registration underway for summer session of Continuing Education
Guilderland music ensembles to
attend NYSSMA Evaluation Festival
Important immunization changes
for students entering grades K-6
The NYS Department of Health and NYS Education Department recently issued immunization requirement changes starting with the 2014-2015 school year. A letter will be sent home to all parents of students in grades K-6 on April 22 explaining these changes. Parents can also read the letter here (PDF).
FMS to host to three exciting community events on April 26: Spring Recycling Extravaganza, FMS Garage Sale and Go Green Day 2014
BOE adopts 2014-15 budget
At its meeting on April 8, the Guilderland Board of Education unanimously adopted a $92,132,900 budget for the 2014-15 school year by a vote of 9-0. This proposed budget represents an increase in spending of $1,109,700 (+1.22 percent) over the current year’s budget. If approved by voters on May 20, it would result in a 1.94 percent tax levy increase in the coming year—below the district’s maximum allowable tax levy limit as calculated under the state’s “tax cap” formula. Tax rates are estimated to increase by the same amount for residents of the Town of Guilderland. Learn more
Special meeting of the Board
Please note that there will be a special meeting of the Board of Education on Tuesday, April 22 beginning at 8 a.m. in the Farnsworth Middle School Auxiliary Conference Room. View the meeting agenda (PDF)
Changes ahead for schools,
GCSD receives additional aid in adopted state budget Learn more
Elementary Art Show to run April 3 - 27 at the Guilderland Public Library
The Guilderland Central School District annual Elementary Art Shows kicks on Thursday, April 3 at the Guilderland Public Library. Stop by the library anytime during normal business hours through April 27 to see some of the amazing work of our youngest artists. In addition, an opening reception will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on April 7. All are welcome to attend.
Updated: March 25, 2014
Repair work on middle school
athletic fields to begin immediately
GCSD students advance to National History Day state competition
GCSD conducts district-wide building capacity study; Reports released on enrollment projection and pupil capacity Learn more
BOE adopts basic 2014-15 calendar
On Tuesday, March 5, the GCSD Board of Education adopted the basic 2014-15 school year calendar. View it here (PDF) A more detailed calendar, with school and district events for the upcoming school year, will be mailed home to all parents in August.
6th annual Dodgeball Tournament raises more than $3,800 for the Altamont Food Pantry
Board of Education adopts
Alternative Veterans Exemption
Guilderland Central School District will be offering a new partial tax exemption to local veterans during the 2014-15 school year under a resolution passed on February 11 by the Board of Education. Learn more
Camp Invention returning to GCSD
In partnership with the national nonprofit Invent Now, Guilderland Central School District is pleased to once again offer the nationally-acclaimed Camp Invention program to children entering grades one through six this summer. The program runs from July 21-25, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at Farnsworth Middle School. Learn more
Explanation of GCSD's designation as
a district "susceptible to fiscal stress"
On Jan. 16, New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli released the first report of the state’s new Fiscal Stress Monitoring System. According to the report, Guilderland Central School District is classified as one of 52 districts “susceptible to fiscal stress,” having earned a fiscal stress score of 26.7 percent out of 100 percent. Learn more
District to release APPR scores by request
All GCSD parents or legal guardians have the right to request Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) quality ratings and composite effectiveness scores for their child's current year's teacher(s) and principal(s). Learn more and download a request form
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
Information flyer: What can we do about head lice and deer ticks?