U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced Thursday that New York will receive $37.6 million through the School Improvement Grant (SIG) program to turn around its persistently lowest achieving schools.
Over 100 people attended the Oneonta City School District Board of Education meeting held at the Greater Plains Elementary School on Wednesday.
With the recent New York State budget being passed, Interim Superintendent David Rowley says the school district now knows how much it will receive in state aid.
An audit released by the New York State Comptroller reveals administrative shortcomings in the School Tax Relief (STAR) program have resulted in duplicate and improper exemptions going to individuals or entities not eligible to receive them.
The State Senate passed two bills that would enhance the safety of bus passengers by preventing registered sex offenders from becoming bus drivers and increasing penalties for passing a stopped school bus.
The State Education Department had approved 656 school district teacher and principal evaluation plans or 95 percent of the school districts in the state.
All school districts in Broome, Chenango, Delaware and Otsego County have been approved.