By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011 - 9:17 am
Thanks to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and five other donors, who chipped in $250,000 each, schools in New York State will be able to hold January Regents tests this year. The tests were cut from the budget earlier this spring, when the state... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jun. 29, 2011 - 1:11 pm
Photo by Flickr user David Chess. Published under Creative Commons license. By law, a school contingency budget has to spend less than the failed budget it is adopted to replace. So, after having two budget proposals shot down by voters this year, the... Read more
By rich6024 on Tuesday, Jun. 28, 2011 - 2:33 pm
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, May. 18, 2011 - 11:35 am
Yesterday, New Yorkers went to the polls to decide the fate of 2011-2012 school budgets. And, for the most part, the results are in. In Ulster County, every budget passed except Saugerties, whose budget failed for the second year in a row, 1,631-1,369. [... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, May. 18, 2011 - 12:28 am
Results are in for the Onteora school district: the budget passed 755-607, all three school board candidates on the ballot were reelected (no big surprise there), and the proposition to create a capital reserve fund passed. Here are the results, from the... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, May. 17, 2011 - 10:29 am
A notice on the Onteora Central School District's website says that a power outage has moved Phoenicia Elementary classes to the high school, but that school elections will still be held at the school this afternoon: Power is out at Phoenicia Elementary.... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, May. 16, 2011 - 8:32 pm
On Tuesday, May 17, New Yorkers from Buffalo to the Bronx are voting in school elections -- or, at least, some of them are. (Turnout for school budget elections is usually abysmally low. We're hoping local voters will buck the trend tomorrow.) This year... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, May. 16, 2011 - 4:19 pm
Tomorrow, voters across New York State turn out to decide the fate of school budgets and school boards. In the Onteora school district (which spans Shandaken, Olive, Woodstock, Hurley, and a sliver of Lexington), polls will be open at all four elementary... Read more
By wateradmin on Wednesday, May. 11, 2011 - 2:55 pm


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