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“We’ve got to fix it. If it takes hiring four times as many people, then we’ll hire four times as many people. But, we’ve got to fix it.” So committed Brian Fitzgerald, Senior Vice … more
Monday, Sept. 13, was not just the first day of the new school year for the Rome City School District, it was the first day of school ever for the First Student bus company and its local dispatch … more
“There was nobody from the past,” said state Sen. Joseph A. Griffo, R-47, Rome, whose district includes the Rome City School District and its taxpayers. “And that was my contention,” Griffo … more
The Rome City School District Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution to affirm the damage to Staley Elementary School, 620 E. Bloomfield St., would cost more than $4.3 million to repair … more
During a special meeting of the Rome Board of Education on Thursday night, convened solely to consider – and ultimately unanimously carry - a lone resolution on Staley Elementary School, board … more
With the recent closure of Staley Elementary School, 620 E. Bloomfield St., because of the August flooding, school district officials have to revamp many of the district’s elementary school bus … more
During Thursday’s Rome City School District’s Board of Education meeting, several parents opposed to the state’s requirement for all students in public and private schools to wear face masks in … more
The Rome City School District will no longer utilize Staley Elementary School, closing the facility immediately, according to a letter to parents issued late Monday and posted on the school district … more
In three weeks, bus-loads of children will be arriving at their neighborhood schools — ready to meet new teachers, new concepts and new friends — in person. It is unclear, however, what … more
A district parent and local small business owner, Sarita Ruiz, rose to address the Board during the Public Comments portion of the meeting to shine a light on what she called “frankly disgusting” … more
Members of the Rome City School District’s Board of Education received a briefing on the district’s change of transportation providers as well as on a pair of capital projects in the district. … more
In its last regular meeting of the 2020-21 school year, discussion at the Rome City School District Board of Education centered on how the district should spend $6.8 million in federal Elementary and … more
The skies over the Rome Free Academy Stadium were gray, but the field was bright on this morning of June 26; the green turf edged crisply by the white yard lines, bordered by RFA’s signature … more
This weekend marks the second, and final, graduation week in the Mohawk Valley.  Between last Friday, June 18, and Monday, June 28, just shy of 2,500 high school seniors will graduate from the 17 of … more
Joseph Beddia and Ryan Tucker of Rome share a special bond as grandfather and grandson. Now, they share another special connection, the two completed their National External Diploma program earning … more
Against the backdrop of the open garage door revealing a space that has been spectacularly transformed into Rome Central School District’s Connected Community Schools “Community Hub” – a Food … more
Birnie Bus notified Rome Central School District last Thursday that it would no longer provide shuttle buses to transport student-athletes to practices and home games. Rome Black Knights and their … more
By a nearly 3 to 1 margin, voters in the Rome City School District approved a $122,980,692 budget for the 2021-22 school year with 625 in favor and 229 opposed. The budget contains an increase of … more
When voters go to the polls on Tuesday, May 18, they will also have their say not just on their local school district budget, but also who will represent them on open seats on the district’s Board … more
With a jam-packed agenda at their last regular meeting before the public vote on the $122.98 million proposed Rome City School District budget and Board of Education elections, current members of the … more
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