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South Colonie 2016-17 Tax Levy Increase Lower Than Expected

Posted August 24, 2016

The South Colonie Board of Education Tuesday night approved a 0.51 percent tax levy increase for the 2016-17 school year, which is less than half of what was proposed in this year’s school budget approved by district voters in May. full story

Register Today For Fall Continuing Education Courses/Trips

Posted August 15, 2016

Register today for South Colonie fall Continuing Education courses. Many offerings are available including our one-night courses and special one-day bus trips to Boston and New York City. more information (pdf) and full course list, changes, cancellations

High School Chromebook Distribution for Grades 9 and 10

Posted August 12, 2016

For more information on Colonie High School Chromebook pickup for the 1:1 initiative (grades 9-10) please click here.

District Holds Public Hearing on Smart Schools Initiative

Posted August 4, 2016

The South Colonie Board of Education held on public hearing Aug. 2 on the district's proposed Smart Schools Plan, an initiative to use start funding to provide Chromebooks for high school students and upgrade technology and security in schools. full story

Summer Construction Underway at Forest Park Elementary School

Posted August 2, 2016

Demolition crews rolled into Forest Park Elementary School this week to tear down the former South Colonie Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) offices at the rear of the building in preparation for the construction of the new school library. full story

District Ranks High in Academic Performance, Efficiency and Cost Effectiveness

Posted June 28, 2016

The South Colonie Central School District once again has been ranked high in academic performance and cost effectiveness by the Buffalo First  Business Review publication. full story

CCHS Class of 2016 Graduation Ceremonies

Posted June 24, 2016

Colonie Central High School held its 62nd commencement ceremony for the Class of 2016 on June 24 at the Empire State Plaza in Albany.  VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY or musical slideshow

Slots Still Available For UPK Program

Posted June 15, 2016

After holding the lottery in May, there are still slots available for students to enroll in the district's UPK program for the 2016-16 school year due to some cancellations. Please contact the District Registrar immediately if interested. more information (pdf)

Fisher Earns 2016 NYSASBO Award For Service

Posted June 15, 2016

Congratulations to South Colonie administrator Sherri Fisher, who was presented with the 2016 George A. Perry Volunteer Service Award at the New York State School Association of School Business Officials Conference. full story

Ragone Honored With 2016 Safe School Bus Driver Award

Posted June 10, 2016

Congratulations to South Colonie bus driver Dominick Ragone, who was honored by the Hudson Valley chapter of the American Automobile Association this spring with a 2016 Safe School Bus Driver Award for his superior dedication to the district during his 8-year career. full story

Board of Education Honors Community Leaders and Veterans' Groups

Posted June 8, 2016

The South Colonie Board of Education honored community leaders and veterans' groups with President Spotlight Awards at its June meeting. full story

South Colonie Names New School Lunch Director

Posted June 3, 2016

South Colonie Schools welcomes Annette Chamberlain as the district’s new School Lunch Director. She will replace Renee Hanks, who is retiring at the end of the school year after serving 15 years (since 2001) overseeing South Colonie’s breakfast, lunch and school nutrition programs. full story

Residents Approve 2016-17 District Budget, School Bus Proposition and Elect Board Members

Posted May 17, 2016

South Colonie Central School District residents went to the polls today (May 17) and approved a $98.66 million budget for the 2016- 2017 school year, the lease of five new school buses and elected two members to the Board of Education. full story and complete budget information

Board of Education Finalizes Alternative Veterans Tax Exemption

Posted March 2, 2016

The South Colonie Board of Education has voted in favor of offering a new Alternative Veterans Tax Exemption, a state program which allows local governments to exempt a portion of the property values of eligible veterans from property tax bills. full story

Have You Signed Up For Parent Today E-News?

With the start of the new school year around the corner make sure you sign up this year for Parent Today if you haven't done so already. The free bi-monthly email newsletter and companion blog address four "chapters" of a child's life - early learners, elementary school, middle school and high school - with stories about what is happening inside and outside the classroom. Sign up today at http://www.parenttoday.org. Select South Colonie from the drop down menu and enter District ID: 12205.

Sign Up For South Colonie School News Notifier

Sign up today for the South Colonie  “School News Notifier” (SNN), a system designed to help keep parents, staff and the community more in touch with what is happening at South Colonie Central Schools. SNN is an opt-in email alert system for which parents and residents can sign up to receive email alerts from the district. With SNN, district officials have the power to send updates and reminders about district activities or information about school closings and delays. Users can choose to receive any or all of the alerts, and they can unsubscribe at any time. Sign up today by clicking on the SNN icon. For more information about SNN, click here (pdf).