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Niskayuna school district eyes foundation for raising funds

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The Niskayuna Central School District is the latest district to look into forming a foundation to benefit educational programs. Board of Education member Barbara Mauro said this organization would be a clearinghouse for people who wanted to donate money to the schools. “We could launch a major effort to try to draw private contributions to this fund,” Mauro said. The Niskayuna Central School District Educational Fund would be a part of the existing Niskayuna Community ...

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November 5, 2012
8:14 a.m.

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The priority should be on putting the flex time back into middle school student's schedules (for extra help and time to work on homework together so they can learn from each other). The teachers have indicated how important that extra time was in helping kids build a solid base of knowledge and that it may have been a significant factor in Niskayuna's excellent test scores. Not sure if a Foundation is the answer to that problem although it's a nice idea. In any case, we'll see how the district does next year now that the flex time has been eliminated.