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Reform and dissent: Locals’ issues with Cuomo’s agenda

Reform and dissent: Locals’ issues with Cuomo’s agenda

Late last month, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration broke with the longstanding tradition of providing school districts across New York State with “runs,” the projected aid increases, based on the governor’s education funding proposal, which district officials use to help shape their own budgets. Administration officials confirmed the school runs were being withheld because the governor’s...
KCSD will have to guess its state aid as it puts together budget

KCSD will have to guess its state aid as it puts together budget

School districts across New York were thrown for a loop last week when Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration declined to provide school runs, the projected aid increases district officials use to help shape their budget proposals. Administration officials confirmed the school runs were being withheld because the governor’s education reform agenda hasn’t been met favorably by...
Will Kingston High renovation help transgender students?

Will Kingston High renovation help transgender students?

As the Kingston City School District moves forward on its Second Century renovation plan for Kingston High School, a school board trustee is asking whether the remade KHS will make provisions for transgender students. Early in December, the Shenendehowa Board of Education voted 4-2 for a policy change which allows transgender Shenendehowa High School students...
Student seriously hurt in bus incident

Student seriously hurt in bus incident

A Kingston High School student was hit by a school bus carrying 38 students of J. Watson Bailey Middle School on Friday afternoon, sustaining serious injuries after reportedly darting into oncoming traffic. Dominick Kelder, a 16-year-old Kingston resident is being treated at Albany Medical Center for a fractured skull, fractured pelvis and multiple lacerations. According...
‘Alright, summer’s over’ — first day of school is Wednesday, Sept. 3

‘Alright, summer’s over’ — first day of school is Wednesday, Sept. 3

The Kingston City School District returns to class for the 2014-15 school year next week, but what kind of changes will students see when they’re all finished with summer break? Hopefully they remember everything from last year,” said Superintendent Paul Padalino, laughing. In his blog on the district’s official website last week, Padalino elaborated on...
Cioni sale: Bids close, post-purchase rental terms not so

Cioni sale: Bids close, post-purchase rental terms not so

As details about the pair of bids received by the Kingston City School District for its Crown Street headquarters come into greater focus, it appears they may not have been as close as the dollar amount indicated. The Cioni Building presently houses KCSD’s administration, tax office and a board room where the Board of Education...
Danielle Guido joins the school board

Danielle Guido joins the school board

It took a little over a week for the Kingston City School District’s Board of Education to officially bounce back after the sudden departure of Matthew McCoy, voting unanimously last week to appoint Danielle Guido to fill the vacant seat. Guido, who finished in fourth place in the May election — just six votes behind...
St. Cabrini Home sells, to become international school

St. Cabrini Home sells, to become international school

Local realtor Win Morrison and educator Regina Doi had a dual purpose on their minds for their visit to Old Dutch Church on Thursday, July 24. One was to lay flowers at the church’s front door in memoriam of the victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which was shot down by, U.S. officials say, pro-Russian...
No problem for school budget

No problem for school budget

The Kingston City School District’s proposed $150.17 million 2014-15 budget got a warm reception at the polls, gliding to a hassle-free 2,040-1,422 win Tuesday, May 20, according to unofficial results. Out of a field of seven candidates, three were elected to three-year terms on the school board – incumbent and current board VP Nora Scherer led...
Kingston Catholic kids connect with NASA to explore science

Kingston Catholic kids connect with NASA to explore science

Believe it … or not? Kingston Catholic School opens a window to space every single day.  In fact, Principal Jill Albert communicates regularly with NASA and students are helping to explore the impact of zero gravity on osteoporosis through studying the development stages of butterflies. Believe it … Or not? Believe it. Thanks to the...
Lyric Blanch gets full scholarship to play basketball for St. Michael’s

Lyric Blanch gets full scholarship to play basketball for St. Michael’s

Lyric Blanch, a 17-year-old senior point guard on Kingston High School’s girls’ varsity basketball team signed a letter of intent this week to continue playing the game at the collegiate level when she moves on to St. Michael’s College in the fall. Blanch will receive a full athletic scholarship to play basketball for the Purple...
Anybody wanna buy a school? Actually, yes

Anybody wanna buy a school? Actually, yes

The Kingston City School District has received bids on three of their former elementary schools, two of which were shuttered over the past two years as part of a comprehensive redistricting plan which sought to address declining student enrollment. Frank L. Meagher Elementary was closed after the 2011-12 school year, with Anna Devine, Sophie Finn...