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Cohoes, NY 12047

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Robert K. Libby


Character Trait of the Month
The character trait for the month of January is: Tolerance and Respect.


State wide graduation data shows overall increase

January 30, 2015—Overall high school graduation rates in New York state rose slightly in 2014 to 76.4 percent, according to a Dec. 18 report issued by the New York State Education Department (NYSED). The figure, a measure of graduation rates for students who entered ninth grade in 2010 and graduated in 2014, is a 1.5 percent increase from last year. read the full story>>

Update: No aid increase for next two years unless Legislature approves Cuomo’s proposal

January 23, 2015—According to language in Governor Cuomo’s proposed budget bill, if the Legislature does not enact the education reforms the Governor outlined in his budget address on Wednesday, Jan. 21, districts will not receive any aid greater than their 2014-15 amount for each of the next two years. Complicating matters for districts, the Division of Budget announced it would not be releasing school aid runs [...] read the full story>>

Cuomo calls for $1.1 billion school aid increase and education reforms, with no mention of the GEA

January 22, 2015—Under the Executive Budget Proposal outlined by Governor Andrew Cuomo on January 21, state funding for schools would increase by $1.1 billion next year – provided that state lawmakers go along with a series of education reforms that he described as “ambitious” in his combined budget address and State of the State message. read the full story>>

Board of Education selects four finalists in search for new superintendent

January 15, 2015—The Board of Education has selected four finalists to move forward in the search for a new superintendent to replace Mr. Robert K. Libby upon his retirement this spring. The four finalists were selected from among 27 applications submitted by individuals seeking consideration as the district's next leader. They will each advance to a final round of interviews with the Board of Education on January 20 and 21. read the full story>>