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., May 28
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: HS LGI
May 24 to be a school recess day
As announced at the April 9 meeting of the Board of Education, and assuming that the district does not experience another emergency closing situation within the next few weeks, all GCSD schools will be closed on Friday, May 24, 2013 due to unused snow/emergency days allocated for the 2012-13 school year. All district and school offices will be closed on that day, as well.
Thank you for coming out to vote!
2013-14 budget approved by voters
On May 21, Guilderland Central School District residents approved a $91,023,200 budget for the 2013-14 school year by a vote of 1,778 (yes) to 1,011 (no). This budget represents a 1.98 percent increase in spending over the current year’s budget and will result in a 3.39 percent tax levy increase for district residents. Tax rates are estimated to increase by the same amount.
Voters also approved a $1,013,000 bus and equipment
proposition to purchase ten new buses and a commercial mower by a vote
of 1,728 (yes) to 1,049 (no) and elected three members to the Board of
Education. While write-in votes have yet to be counted, the unofficial
election results are as follows:
• Gloria Towle-Hilt (1,798 votes)
• Colleen O’Connell (1,790 votes)
• Barbara Fraterrigo (1,779 votes)
For more information on the approved 2013-14 school budget, visit the School Budget News home page.
First annual GuilderFest set for June 2 at Guilderland High School
The Guilderland High School Class of 2016 is sponsoring the first-ever GuilderFest on Sunday, June 2 from 12 to 4 p.m. at the GHS track/football field. This exciting event, which is open to children of all ages, will feature entertainment for the entire family including carnival games and prizes, face painting, martial arts demonstrations, bouncy houses, an obstacle course, petting zoo and pony rides, super hero visits, refreshments (including Crazy Herb's BBQ and Coccadotts), and more. Students will even get a chance to dunk their favorite school leader in the administrator dunk tank. Learn more
Guilderland makes Newsweek’s rankings of America’s Best High Schools for second consecutive year Learn more
Recycling Extravaganza, FMS Garage Sale and Go Green Day a great success
Thank you to everyone who participated in these exciting events! Learn more
Important change to
Early dismissal days: June 20 & 21, 2013
Pease note the following change to the printed district calendar: Thursday, June 20 and Friday, June 21, 2013 will be early dismissal days for all students in grades K-5. Students will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m.
GCSD students selected to move on to National History Day finals in College Park, MD Learn more
What's new on Channel 16?
Residents in the Town of Guilderland may have recently noticed that Channel 16, operated out of the Guilderland High School Media Department, has undergone a bit of an overhaul. While the programming on the station may look a bit different, you can still find all of the important school information that the community has come to expect. However, the programming schedule will change slightly to accommodate new titles. Viewers may also notice that the music track is no longer WMHT; instead, the music is now courtesy of students in the GCSD music department. In addition, the station is now featuring artwork and photography by students, as well. If you haven't seen it already, we invite you to take a look at the new Channel 16...enjoy!
School calendar approved for 2013-14
At its meeting on March 20, the GCSD Board of Education approved the 2013-14 school year calendar (PDF). A more detailed calendar, with school-specific events, will be posted to the Web site and mailed home to all district parents in August.
Guilderland named one of the best communities for music education
For the sixth 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
Message from the Superintendent
about school safety procedures
Community fundraising for athletics
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?