Welcome to the South Colonie District Office
Approximately 5,000 students attend school in South Colonie located in Colonie, New York - a suburb of Albany - the state’s capital, in the middle of Tech Valley. Located in Albany County is one of the largest school districts in the Capital Region serving a community of 80,000 residents in a 60 square mile area.
The district’s goal is simple: To offer
unlimited learning opportunities, to maintain high student
for success and to provide taxpayers with an educational system they can be proud of and afford.
What South Colonie District video
The district’s longstanding mission is to graduate students who have the knowledge, skills, attitude and self esteem to succeed in the real world of the 21st century. A talented staff of some 500 teachers, librarians, guidance counselors, nurses, psychologists, social workers and more are dedicated to making this happen. And a very active community and parent population continue to help shape the district’s direction.
It’s those extra opportunities South Colonie Central Schools offer its students that sets this district apart from the rest. From its pre-school and full day kindergarten programs for youngsters to its multitude of Advanced Placement and college-level courses for high school students to its comprehensive Continuing Education classes frequented by our senior citizens, South Colonie Schools have it all. To view a brochure on all our schools have to offer, click on the icon above, left.
Under the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL), the public is entitled to inspect certain school district records. The Committee on Open Government is responsible for overseeing and advising with regard to the Freedom of Information, Open Meetings and Personal Privacy Protection Laws. The district's FOIL Officer is David Seaver. For a FOIL request form, click here (pdf).
south colonie District News Stories
• South Colonie District 2013-2014 News Stories archives
• South Colonie District 2012-2013 News Stories archives
• South Colonie District 2011-2012 News Stories archives
• South Colonie District 2010-2011 News Stories archives
• South Colonie District 2009-2010 News Stories archives
South Colonie Ranks No. 11 Among 83 Albany Area School Districts
october 17, 2014
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. In total, 83 districts from throughout Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren and Washington counties were included in the rankings. full story
Four Recognized at Board of Education Tenure Reception
september 17, 2014
The South Colonie Board of Education held a reception on September 16 for four district employees who have been granted tenure this year. full story
Capital Project Vote Set For Oct. 21, Public Information Meeting Sept. 15
september 4, 2014
Residents will go to the polls on Tuesday, Oct. 21 to vote on a proposed $13.8 million capital project to upgrade district facilities and technology without adding to school property taxes. A public meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Sept. 15 at Forest Park Elementary School. capital project Q & A flier (pdf) and Capital Project 4-page newsletter (pdf)
Leadership Changes to Greet Students at Start of New School Year
september 3, 2014
Some South Colonie students will be returning to school tomorrow and greeted with a new face as the district ushers in some changes and shifts in building administrative leadership for the 2014-15 school year. Many of the changes took place over the summer months and are as follows. full story
District Introduces New Meal Charging Policy For 2014-15 School Year
september 3, 2014
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
NYS Releases 50 Percent of Questions For 2014 Grade 3-8 Assessments
August 29, 2014
The NYS Education Department has released approximately 50 percent of the questions used on the 2014 Grades 3 - 8 assessments. The released questions will help students, families, educators, and the public understand the breadth and depth with which the state tests measure college and career readiness. more information (pdf)
Board of Education Adopts 2014-15 School Tax Rates
August 27, 2014
The South Colonie Board of Education adopted new district property tax rates for the 2014-15 school year at its meeting Tuesday night. The new rates are $27.00 per $1,000 assessed value for South Colonie home and business owners, $20.55 per $1,000 for Guilderland, and $17.13 per $1,000 for Niskayuna.
South Colonie Earns Grant Approval For Solar Project
August 19, 2014
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority has approved funding for a South Colonie solar project proposed by the district last October. It is now awaiting approval from the NYS Education Department to proceed. view TU story or view Original story
South Colonie Wins State Assessment Grant
August 19, 2014
The South Colonie Central School District is part of a consortium of 12 school districts led by Capital Region BOCES that has won $399,946 to review and improve student assessment practices. full story
South Colonie Captures Two National Communications Awards
Posted july 30, 2014
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.
Perry Appointed New Director of Human Resources, Safe Schools & IT
Posted july 1, 2014
Longtime South Colonie administrator, Dr. David Perry, Ph D., has been appointed to a new position at the District Office. Perry is the new Director of Human Resources, Safe Schools & Information Technology, replacing David Seaver who is retired June 30. The appointment is effective today, July 1. full story