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Laurence T. Spring, Superintendent
108 Education Drive, Schenectady, NY  12303  |  Ph:  518.370.8100
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2014-2015
District Calendar

2014-2015 Budget

APRIL 10 2014
School board adopts
$164.3 million budget proposal 
Lack of funding leads to difficult decisions  READ


Budget Vote &
School Board Election is May 20. 
Polls are open noon - 9 p.m.
 
Advocating for Equity

 
Meet the Teacher

Meet Sophia Delamar
Social Studies Teacher at Mont Pleasant & SHS

"Meet the Teacher" Video Series
   
 
April is Autism Awareness Month
The U.S. recognizes April as a special opportunity to educate the public about autism and issues within the autism community.  Learn more about autism here.
 
        IN THE NEWS RECENTLY
Schenectady graduates making a difference
Nathan Kipniss
SHS 2010
MIT
Trishala Jailall
SHS 2012
Union College
Nicola Kriefall
SHS 2011
Hunter College
 

NEWS
APRIL 22 2014
Author Sharon Dennis Wyeth
writes about her visit to Woodlawn Elementary School, which was possible thanks to a grant from the Educational Foundation  More
 
APRIL 17 2014
Elmer students
enjoy visit with TV metorologist
More
APRIL 16 2014
SCSD Educational Foundation awards special round of grants 
Thanks to generous gift, 13 teachers are awarded funding for projects More
 
APRIL 11 2014
Central Park's Rob Aronstein is named the SCSD 2013-2014 Teacher of the Year Friday  More
MARCH 27 2014
City recycling campaign features Lincoln students More
 
APRIL 16 2014
Zoller recognized for commitment to music education  More
More News
R e m i n d e r s
Kindergarten Registration
Register Now
  If your child will be 5 years old by Dec. 1, you can register him or her now.  More
School Board Candidates Forum
Sponsored by League of Women Voters

May 13 at 7 p.m.
Schenectady High School Black Box Theatre
Magnet School Applications 2014-2015
Magnet School Applications are due May 2
Lottery will be held on May 15 
Download Application
2014 SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION
Interested in running for school board?
More Information
Petitions are due April 30, 2014
YMCA Aquatic Programs at SHS Pool
Learn to SCUBA Dive for ages 10+
Thursdays May 8 - June 12  Flyer
Lifeguard Training Course
for ages 15+
June 2 - June 6  Flyer
Learn to Swim  beginning at 6 months
Schedule and Flyer
April 23
Board of Education Meeting

7 p.m.  Schenectady High School Commons
AGENDA Who to Call
May 7
Board of Education Budget Hearing

7 p.m.
Mont Pleasant Middle School Cafeteria
SHS Community Track Use
April 2014
Schedule
May 20
Budget Vote and Board of Education Election
Polling Places open noon - 9 p.m.
Seeking Volunteers for Sch'dy Invitational Track & Field Meets
More
May 21
Board of Education Meeting
7 p.m.  Schenectady High School Commons
Capital District Child Care Council
Request your

2014 Summer Camp Catalog
June 4
Board of Education Meeting
7 p.m.
Mont Pleasant Middle School Cafeteria
Blue Roses Theatre Company
presents

Hairspray 
April 30 - May 3

Schenectady High School Auditorium
General Admission $8
SCSD Students & Senior Citizens $3
June 18
Board of Education Meeting
7 p.m.
Schenectady High School Cafeteria
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day  Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal 
April 26  
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
FLYER & List of Sites
SHS Band Trip to Washington
You can help the SHS Marching Band get to Washington to perform in the national parade
  Learn More
Giffy's BBQ Fundraiser
Schenectady High School Paris Trip
Pre-order through April 27.  Pickup April 30
More
2013-2014 School Year
Information & Updates
April Calendar    |    May Calendar
Community Events Benefits and Fundraisers
   
INEQUITIES IN STATE AID
Schenectady City Schools receive 54% of the aid to which we are entitled. 
 
We are shortchanged $62 million annually.


Read the
Civil Rights Complaint

RELATED:
HAMILTON 6TH GRADER CALLS FOR MEETING WITH SUPERINTENDENT SPRINGJune 19 2013
Hamilton 6th grader upset over funding inequities & discrimination, calls for meeting with the superintendent  More
 

Superintendents meet to discuss disparate impact & possible civil rights complaint  Read More Here

Civil Rights Complaint
Complaint under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Equal Educational Opportunities Act of 1974
The Civil Rights Complaint is in the hands of the Federal Government MORE

Did you know?  
A minority-as-majority district is
three times more likely to be underfunded
than a predominantly white district.


 READ THE ENTIRE COMPLAINT 

Schenectady City Schools receive
54% of the aid to which we are entitled. 
UNDROPPABLE
Watch SHS Undroppable Videos  Undroppable Channel
 
Bidding Notices, RFP's & RFQ's  Notices Here 

  SCSD Education Foundation
2013-2014 Contract for Excellence
Public Hearing was held August 28, 2013

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