1,000 advocates stand up for upstate schools at regional event

More than a thousand teachers, administrators, parents and other supporters of education gathered at Saratoga Springs High School on Jan. 22 to advocate for more equitable funding for schools in upstate New York. The regional advocacy event brought representatives from the 31 school districts in the Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex (WSWHE) BOCES area together to “Stand Up for …

Update: No aid increase for next two years unless legislature approves Cuomo’s proposal

According to language in Governor Cuomo’s proposed budget bill, if the Legislature does not enact the education reforms the Governor outlined in his budget address on Wednesday, Jan. 21, districts will not receive any aid greater than their 2014-15 amount for each of the next two years. Complicating matters for districts, the Division of Budget …

Cuomo calls for $1.1 billion school aid increase and education reforms, with no mention of the GEA

Under the Executive Budget Proposal outlined by Governor Andrew Cuomo on January 21, state funding for schools would increase by $1.1 billion next year – provided that state lawmakers go along with a series of education reforms that he described as “ambitious” in his combined budget address and State of the State message. The reforms …

Schuylerville freshman named Saratogian’s “Athlete of the Week”

Orion Anderson, a freshman on the Schuylerville wrestling team, has been named “Athlete of the Week” by the Saratogian. Anderson, one of the top-ranked wrestlers at 99-pounds in Section II, received the recognition following a first place finish at the Shen Invitational on Jan. 17. Anderson has an 18-1 record with 15 pins this season …

Administrators urge those who may have flu to stay home

The Schuylerville Central School District is starting to see an increase in the number of Schuylerville students absent with apparent “influenza-like illness,” (ILI) a phrase used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to describe a person who shows symptoms of any type of flu. The uptick in absent students is expected, as …

Two Schuylerville seniors honored with Teen Excellence Award

Two Schuylerville High School students have been selected as recipients of The Post-Star’s Teen Excellence Award. Victoria Pinto and Elizabeth Pumiglia, both seniors, will be recognized at a March 4 awards breakfast at Great Escape Lodge in Queensbury and will be featured in a special edition of The Post-Star. The honor was bestowed on just …

Senior class donates to SAFER

The Schuylerville High School class of 2015 has made a donation to the Schuylerville Area Food and Emergency Relief (SAFER). The students hosted a 5K fundraising event at Hudson Crossing in October. From the money raised, the class officers were able to present SAFER with a monetary donation and a holiday card signed by the …

Varsity football coach named Coach of the Year

Schuylerville’s varsity football coach received recognition from the Post-Star as part of its 26th annual Post-Star Football All-Star Team. John Bowen was named Coach of the Year for leading the Black Horses to a 9-1 record and a Class B runner-up finish in Section II. It was Bowen’s second season at Schuylerville after several years …