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Board eyes three versions of budget

Options with local property tax increases ranging from zero to 3.2 percent, plus variations in staff layoffs and other cuts, are dividing the Board of Education as it tries to arrive at a 2014-15 R... [more...]

Published: 4/17/2014

Teachers asked to help with budget crunch

The Rome teachers union has been asked to accept a wage freeze for the upcoming 2014-15 school year, due to a school district budget crunch. The freeze, involving automatic "step" raises based ... [more...]

Published: 4/17/2014

Summer session signup starts for SUNYIT

Registration is under way for summer sessions at SUNYIT, including classes for college students as well as day camps for middle and high school students, college officials announced. -- For col... [more...]

Published: 4/17/2014

BOCES dials up iPhone help

A BOCES continuing education workshop on iPhone fundamentals will be offered on Thursdays on April 24-May 22 from 6-8 p.m. at Madison-Oneida BOCES in Verona. Pre-registration is required, and s... [more...]

Published: 4/17/2014

Master teachers selected

Seven educators from Oneida County schools were among 215 statewide selections for the New York State Master Teachers program, announced Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The educators join about 105 Master T... [more...]

Published: 4/17/2014

School dress code survey due to start next week

A Rome school district survey about potential dress code changes will be launched on Tuesday for staff, students and parents, the district said today. Among survey topics will be to seek opinio... [more...]

Published: 4/16/2014

UTC sponsors local robotics team


Published: 4/16/2014

Scholarship deadline May 1

VERONA ‚Äî The deadline to apply for the¬†Fred Scherz Sr. Memorial Scholarship for Volunteer Community Service¬†created by¬†Fred ‚Ä&uacu... [more...]

Published: 4/16/2014

Board plans pair of special meetings

Two special sessions relating to financial issues in the Rome school district's upcoming 2014-15 budget are scheduled for Wednesday and Monday. A special Board of Education meeting Wednesday at... [more...]

Published: 4/15/2014

Students compete in spring break STEM challenge

Teams from 10 local high schools are taking part this week in the 6th annual Challenge Competition involving science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), at the Griffiss Institute at Griffiss ... [more...]

Published: 4/15/2014

Two students, teacher tie in CEAL Crusade pacer test

Rome Free Academy's Character Education through Adventure Learning (CEAL) leaders hosted a second annual "Crusade" event Wednesday, at which the school's top student and teacher runners went head-t... [more...]

Published: 4/15/2014

Athletic director's wife ninth to pick up petitions

Lisa Stamboly, the wife of Rome school district Athletic Director Michael Stamboly, has picked up nominating petition forms to run for the Board of Education in the May 20 election, according to th... [more...]

Published: 4/14/2014

30 jump at school district retirement incentive

After receiving 30 notifications from staffers who would retire under a one-time $20,000 incentive offer for employees represented by the Rome Teachers Association, the Rome school district will ev... [more...]

Published: 4/12/2014

Layoffs would lead to larger class sections, but maintain some programs

Selections for potential staff layoffs in the Rome school district are intended to enable the district to maintain as many programs as possible, although class sizes would be larger, according to S... [more...]

Published: 4/12/2014

Second candidate turns in school board petitions

A second formal candidate has been confirmed for the Board of Education election race, while two more potential candidates have picked up nominating petition forms. Becoming a formal candidate ... [more...]

Published: 4/12/2014

DAR honors essay winners


Published: 4/11/2014

District eyes retirement incentive to avoid layoff crunch

A $20,000 one-time retirement incentive for employees represented by the Rome Teachers Association is being eyed to help lower a major gap between expenses and revenues in the Rome school district'... [more...]

Published: 4/10/2014

2-year-plan outlined for Joy school

Joy Elementary School's students might be spread among three other elementary sites for the next two school years while the Joy building is renovated, under a proposal being considered by the Board... [more...]

Published: 4/10/2014

Griffiss abuzz for mobility exercise

Gigantic military cargo planes landing, being unloaded, and taking off. Portable command buildings being set up to help coordinate the flights.Trucks with frames on scissor lifts about 20 feet abou... [more...]

Published: 4/10/2014

Denti drama club presents "The Little Mermaid Jr."

The Denti Elementary School Drama Club is presenting Disney's "The Little Mermaid Jr.," including a performance tonight at 7 p.m. at the school, 1001 Ruby St. The performance schedule also included... [more...]

Published: 4/9/2014


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