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Posted on April 6 at 9 a.m. (Suggest removal)

36 Reading Specialists for a High Need District of 10,000 students????? What are our legislators (and our Governor) thinking when they dole out the money by such an inequitable formula???
Sounds like it's time for a lawsuit on the grounds of racial discrimination in school district funding for education. They don't seem to respond to anything else.


From: Who will read to, with, Schenectady's kids?


Posted on April 4 at 9:21 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Mr. Steck: I thought you would be a breath of fresh air, and a fair supporter of the Schenectady School District. The District is in dire straits, and has closed many schools already. It now has asked the community to supplement its meager number of Reading Specialists because so many were pink slipped two years ago. This is a HIGH NEEDS district! And your second plea is to give it no money from the "bullet" aid, and to give 100% to Niskayuna????
You will not get my vote next time around.


From: Schoharie County is real world, and Gazette doesn’t live in it


Posted on February 27 at 10:12 a.m.

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Posted on February 27 at 10:09 a.m. (Suggest removal)

If Carl continues on his path of thinking for himself, and supporting legislation that is researched and fair to the taxpayers, he'll have my vote whether supported by his party, or not.
There's been too much "sticking together," such as the county sales tax distribution which Carl rightly saw as detrimental to the city.
Stay on the course, Carl.


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Posted on February 27 at 10:04 a.m.

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Posted on February 1 at 12:28 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Gina@99
Read the article again. The SCSD is woefully underfunded by the State, compared to other districts in the area. If it receives the money it's due, or, more realistically for now, additional funds necessary to provide the programs its students need and deserve, its very qualified teachers would be able to help more students reach their potential.
He also says the money would be used to help lower the tax rate.
Interim Supt. Yagielski pointed out many times that if schools are not large enough, the K-8 model is not financially efficient, nor does it benefit the students. The best programming cannot be provided for small schools.
Right now few other students than those in the Magnet Schools and some at MPMS are bussed.
Supt. Spring is trying to equalize the playing field for his {our)students. For that he should be applauded.


From: Schenectady's Spring finds an ear in Albany


Posted on January 30 at 7:38 a.m. (Suggest removal)

SCSD is correct, rather than SCSC.


From: Schenectady schools superintendent has hearing over school aid


Posted on January 30 at 7:35 a.m. (Suggest removal)

SCSC is very fortunate to have a superintendent who has gathered the facts to make a compelling case for increasing state aid to meet the needs of all of Schenectady's students. I wish him well, and thank him, as he continues this dialogue with the state.


From: Schenectady schools superintendent has hearing over school aid


Posted on December 3 at 3:30 p.m. (Suggest removal)

The 'early intervention" program mentioned, REMOVED many remedial (interventional) reading teachers and math teachers from the early grades. This was not a way to provide "early intervention," but a way to save more than a million dollars. True Early Intervention is crucial to catching students before they fall into the cracks, and have a very difficult time catching up, if ever. The previous "Early Intervention" program was working before it was all but scrapped. The SCSD would do well to re-establish that program.


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Posted on September 18 at 1:36 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Nice piece about positives in our city,and other cities, hardly ever mentioned. Thank you!


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