Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 04/18/2013 - 2:06pm
Top elected officials in Wake County, N.C. have agreed to support a school construction program of around $911 million that could cost the average homeowner roughly $135 more per year in property taxes.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 04/17/2013 - 10:50am
The Janesville (Wis.) School District is looking to boost its digital technology to improve student achievement, but providing a device to every student is not in the cards, at least not yet. The technology improvement plan includes upgrades of existing classroom computers and purchases of more smart boards, with a goal of one smart board in every classroom within two years.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 04/16/2013 - 2:22pm
Baltimore County would add classrooms for thousands of students under a budget proposal unveiled Monday by County Executive Kevin Kamenetz — a plan advocates hope signals a commitment to solve the overcrowding that has plagued the school system.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 04/12/2013 - 11:55am
District IT leaders are prioritizing BYOD, assessment readiness, and broadband access for their schools, despite that 80 percent predict flat or declining IT budgets for the upcoming year, according to the Consortium for School Networking’s (CoSN) first-of-its-kind National IT Leadership Survey.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 04/11/2013 - 4:03pm
I find the the guest editorials from the Saratogian which ran in the Gazette on April 3 to be poorly informed. I realize this was on the opinion page, where any opinion can be printed, but I would think that a responsible publication would not want to propagate false information. Here are my personal opinions. They do not necessarily represent the total Lew-Port Board of Education, but they are factual.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 04/11/2013 - 3:50pm
The West Genesee School Board Wednesday approved a $73.2 million budget for 2013-2014 that will increase the tax bill for a $100,000 home in Camillus by $42.70. Voters will be asked to approve the budget in voting on May 21 and to approve the district’s purchase of six 70-passenger school buses and four 29-passenger buses. The proposed budget is a 4.1 percent increase over the current spending plan of $70.4 million.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Tue, 04/09/2013 - 11:09am
The School Board Finance Committee last week cut another $1.5 million from the proposed fiscal year 2014 budget. The reduction would eliminate more jobs, add staff furlough days, hike employee health-insurance costs and further reduce spending for equipment and supplies.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 04/08/2013 - 2:41pm
Technology, health care costs and school building projects were the key concerns among residents Thursday night at a brief public hearing on the Newton School Department's fiscal 2014 budget.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 04/01/2013 - 3:21pm
If you're in a canoe that's got a hole letting in water, do you throw the other passenger overboard who is helping you row, or do you just patch the hole and keep rowing?
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 03/26/2013 - 1:01pm
Parents and teachers of students in music programs at Poughkeepsie schools are bemoaning recent cuts in staff and opportunities for students to sing and perform — and protesting any future ones.