School budget vote and BOE elections Tuesday, May 18

On May 18, 2021, Guilderland residents will vote on the proposed $104,979,570 budget for the 2021-22 school year. The proposal carries a 1.89% spending increase over the current year and a 1.28% increase to the tax levy, which is at the levy limit. The proposed budget focuses on a safe return to in-person instruction in …

Prek funding slated for 116 students to attend local early childhood programs

For the 2021-22 school year, the enacted state budget slated $105 million for prekindergarten funding, with a focus on low- and medium-wealth school districts for the expansion of prekindergarten, or for districts that currently do not have a program for four-year-olds. Guilderland was one of the districts that received aid to provide early childhood education …

COVID update; June 24 and 25 half-days for Grades K-7

COVID cases for the week of May 2 The district reported two positive cases of COVID-19 this week. One case was a Lynnwood Elementary School and one at Guilderland Elementary School.  Both cases required contact tracing. Our building principals worked under the guidance of the Albany County Department of Health to determine who needed to …

Two GHS student athletes receive leadership awards

The Capital Zone NYS Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance honors two students from each school district every year with the High School Leadership Award.  This year, Bianca Simeone and Caleb Jacobson are these award recipients.  Bianca Simeone As a member of the Varsity Field Hockey Team, Nordic Cross-Country Ski Team, and a …

May 4: Budget hearing and BOE meeting tonight

The next meeting of the Guilderland Board of Education is tonight, Tuesday, May 4 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be broadcast live on YouTube Video broadcast for the meeting can be found here beginning at 6:55 p.m. Persons wishing to speak under the “Public Comment” section of the meetings should contact the District Clerk …

GCSD Recycling Extravaganza June 5

The Guilderland Central School District Recycling Extravaganza will be held from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 5.  Please check back for a specific vendor list and more details of the event.

April 30: Updates to COVID reporting; cyber attack investigation

Weekly digest for confirmed cases of COVID-19 Since last Tuesday, there have been six confirmed COVID-19 cases, four at Guilderland High School and one each at Guilderland and Westmere Elementary Schools. None of the cases required contact tracing by the district. We apologize for the delay in sharing these confirmed cases with the community, as …

Ben Palleschi and Quinn Tynan named Dutchmen of the Week

Congratulations to Ben Palleschi and Quinn Tynan (Unified Bowling) for earning DOW (Dutchmen of the Week) honors for the week of April 19. Ben and Quinn have been a “dynamic duo” for the past two years as members of the Unified Bowling team. Not only are their bowling scores impressive, but their love of the sport and the friendship they have developed is …

Residents to vote on $105 million school budget proposal May 18

Plan maintains programming; focuses on student health, wellness and safety On May 18, 2021, Guilderland residents will vote on the proposed $104,979,570 budget for the 2021-22 school year. The proposal carries a 1.89% spending increase over the current year and a 1.28% increase to the tax levy, which is at the district’s levy limit. A …

Grades 7-12 return to hybrid learning Thursday, April 29

Students’ Chromebooks should work without issue. At this point, connecting BYODs, including cell phones, to the internet in the building will not be possible. We hope to have that function up and running soon. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we have worked through this challenge. It has been a heavy lift for …

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