School Board Meeting Summary for Oct. 24, 2017

New Board Member Brian Backus Brian Backus took the oath of office for Board service following his election on Oct. 10. Board Member Recognition This week is School Board Recognition Week in New York. As is Niskayuna tradition, books are being donated to each Library Media Center in recognition of the Board member that serves …

Board of Education Meeting Summary for Oct. 10, 2017

Student Representative Report Student representatives reported that a coin drive to help those affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Nate is underway and other relief efforts are planned. Friday’s pep rally was a great event and the football team won the homecoming game. In light of the recent attention surrounding the National Anthem, student representatives …

Voters elect Brian Backus to Board of Education in special election

Voters elect Brian Backus to open Board of Education seat in special election In the special Board of Education election held on Tuesday, Oct. 10, Niskayuna voters have elected Brian Backus to fill the vacant seat on the Board. Here are the vote tallies, which were reported at Niskayuna High School shortly after the polls …

Statement from Superintendent Cosimo Tangorra, Jr. on Friday, Oct. 6

Niskayuna Superintendent Cosimo Tangorra, Jr., is issuing the following statement: Given the events of the last week, after some of our student-athletes made a decision to kneel during the National Anthem at a football game, it’s clear that many in our community are passionate about this issue. We want to be clear that we respect …

Help shape the future of our schools: Advisory Councils invite community participation

Seven subcommittees focused on priority areas Dear Niskayuna School Community: I am writing to invite you to participate in the process of shaping the future of education for the children of our district alongside fellow community members and colleagues. You may be aware that our district strategic plan calls for advancing our academic programs and …