Board approves $41.4 million 2016-17 proposed budget

April 21, 2016—On Tuesday, May 17, residents will go to the polls to vote on a proposed $41,425,588 spending plan for the 2016-17 school year. The proposed budget increases spending over the current-year by $1,135,483 or 2.82 percent. The proposed spending plan includes a zero percent increase in the tax levy—which is the total amount of money the district can raise through property taxes. read the full story>>

Hillary Clinton comes to Cohoes High School

April 11, 2016—On Monday, April 4, Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton held a campaign rally at Cohoes High School. The candidate spoke about clean water, equal pay for women, making college debt-free and bringing jobs to upstate, among other things. Cohoes High School became the venue for Clinton’s stop on the campaign trail just two days prior, after a call from State Assemblymember John McDonald [...] read the full story>>

2016-17 state budget includes $1.5 billion education funding increase, end to GEA

April 7, 2016—On Friday, April 1, New York lawmakers approved a 2016-17 state budget that includes an overall $1.5 billion – or 6.5 percent – increase in education funding. The state budget ends the Gap Elimination Adjustment, which has diverted billions of dollars from schools during the last seven years. The Legislature’s vote on the budget came on the first day of the state’s new fiscal year. read the full story>>

Cohoes athletic director honored by New York State Athletic Administrators Association

March 29, 2016—Tom Kostrzebski was one of 11 athletic administrators who received a chapter award at the New York State Athletic Administrators Association’s Roy O’Neill Awards Banquet on March 17. Kostrzebski was selected by colleagues from the 85 school districts representing Section 2 The awards are designated for NYSAAA members who have “made an outstanding contribution to athletics over the years.” read the full story>>