Enrollment projection and building capacity studies are available

Enrollment growth expected; Community feedback sought by the district A pair of study documents intended to guide future planning in the district are now available for review by members of the school community. Superintendent Cosimo Tangorra, Jr. announced at Tuesday evening’s Board of Education meeting that the Enrollment Projection/Demographic Study and Pupil Capacity Analysis have …

District diversity initiative moves forward on multiple fronts

The district diversity initiative is moving forward on multiple fronts. The work has its roots in the 2015 formation of the community-based Environment and Culture Advisory Council (ECAC) that developed the District Diversity Goals adopted last year. The purpose of the initiative is to make sure that all students feel respected, welcome and included at …

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 …

District updates facilities use procedures and fees

As a school district, we are proud of our many partnerships with community organizations and believe it is important to make school facilities available for community groups when such use does not interfere with school functions. However, it has recently become necessary to update our facilities use procedures, including fees. These changes were prompted by …

Become a school bus driver and earn while you learn

Make a difference in our community Are you a safety-minded person who enjoys children and making a difference? Are you looking for work that follows the school calendar, with holidays off? This may be a great position for you. Part-time bus drivers start at $18.55 per hour. Paid work as a substitute bus monitor is …

Video: Many paths to success run right through Niskayuna Schools

Embedded YouTube video featuring many district programs and strategic initiatives There is not just one route to future success for today’s students. Education is changing – but Niskayuna students have access to internships, career and technical training, and experiential learning programs right now. The video above, “This is a Niskayuna Education,” highlights many of these …

District embraces a systematic approach to planning for the future

The strategic plan that the Board of Education adopted last spring resulted in a variety of activity throughout the 2016-17 school year that will shape the future of a Niskayuna education. One of these strategic initiatives is the Instructional Program Advisory Council, or IPAC, which is charged with developing a broad vision for the future …

With laughter, stories and deep appreciation, district retirees thanked for their service

District says farewell to employees with 400-plus years of service to our schools It was an evening of laughter, stories, even some tears, but mostly deep gratitude and appreciation for service to the children of our community. The 20 staff members, covering all areas of the district, who are retiring this year were honored at …

John Moskov named director of pupil personnel services

Currently assistant high school principal, he will lead Special Education, student services At its meeting on Monday, March 20, the Niskayuna Board of Education appointed longtime district educator and current Assistant High School Principal John Moskov as the district’s Pupil Personnel Services director. In this new position, he will oversee the Special Education Department and …

March 17 ‘Leading and Learning’ professional development day showcases faculty and staff expertise

Embedded YouTube video featuring professional development activities on March 17 and interviews with district educators Unique professional development day includes 30-plus workshops created by Niskayuna educators to present to district colleagues On Friday, March 17, Niskayuna teachers and staff participated in workshops and training sessions rivaling what they would find at a national conference – …