South Colonie Superintendent of Schools Jonathan Buhner was part of a group of industry and school experts who participated in yesterday's Capital Region Career and Technical School 's forum to discuss how educators can better prepare students for college and the work force. full story
The South Colonie Board of Education has set its 2015-2016 budget development calendar and meeting schedule. view calendar (pdf)
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At its October meeting, the Board of Regents voted to authorize the State Education Department (SED) to finalize a plan that will allow New York’s students to choose from among multiple pathways to graduation, including a career and technical education (CTE) pathway. The plan is expected to receive final approval in January after a public comment period and will take effect for students graduating in June 2015. full story
A consortium of Capital Region BOCES, Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES and 17 school districts — including South Colonie — have won a $348,311 grant from the New York State Education Department to enhance and expand the expertise of area principals. full story
South Colonie is joining public school districts across the state the week of Oct. 27 to celebrate New York School Board Recognition Week and honor local board members for their commitment to South Colonie and its children. Board members were honored in advance at their Oct. 21 meeting with certificates of proclamation from Governor Cuomo (pdf), and recognition gifts from the South Colonie Teachers Association and South Colonie Administrators Association. full story
The New York State Education Department has given the go-ahead for a South Colonie solar energy project proposed a year ago. This is the final step for making the project a reality. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority approved the grant funding for it in August. The project will begin soon. view Original story
South Colonie residents went to the polls on Tuesday, October 21, and overwhelmingly approved a $13.8 million capital project to upgrade district facilities and technology without adding to school property taxes. The project passed by a vote of 610-186 (77 percent). full story
The South Colonie Central School District has been ranked No. 11 in the Albany area in student performance in a report by Business First. According to the publication, the rankings reflect the collective performance of each district's public schools from kindergarten through 12th grade over a period of four years. full story
Donations will be presented at the October 15 Board of Education meeting to the family of Colonie Central High School student Mahammad Yaghi to help offset the financial strain caused by his medical costs. Mahammed is battling a rare form of Leukemia. full story
South Colonie welcomes the future class of 2028 as the UPK program kicked off yesterday with 108 students attending Saddlewood and Roessleville Elementary Schools during afternoon and morning sessions. Watch a video slide show of their first day
Our South Colonie "first day of school" Facebook photo album is now complete with parents submitting nearly 100 pictures this school year. Great work everyone and have a great year! view facebook photo album
Students returned to school on Thursday, September 4, for the 2014-15 year. view a musical photo gallery
Construction crews spent the summer months making upgrades to the entrance of Colonie Central High School which included a handicap accessibility ramp inside and out, new windows and other renovations. View a photo gallery
South Colonie Schools has adopted a new policy regarding the charging of meals in our school cafeterias. Meal charge limits are as follows. full story
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The South Colonie Central School District has captured two awards for Communications Excellence in the 2014 Publications and Electronic Media Contest sponsored by the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA). The district earned national awards for its new District Brochure (pdf) and this District website for overall news content, functionality and display. There were 725 entries overall in this year's contest.
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Mr. Jonathan Buhner
102 Loralee Drive
Albany, New York 12205