Thank you, Albany!!!
Record approval for
percentage of Albany voters approved
the 2017-18 school budget Tuesday,
backing a proposal that will
support several important new
investments and continue all of the
City School District of Albany’s
current programs and services.
budget passed 2,161-703, a 75
percent approval rate. That's the
highest approval rate since the
district initiated annual budget
votees in 1997.
$240.2 million budget carries no
tax-levy increase for the second
year in a row and the third time in
Please visit our
2017-18 Budget News section for
complete information about the
District seeks feedback
on Code of
School District of Albany is seeking
student, family and community
feedback on its
Student Code of Conduct at the
of two meetings this month.
of Conduct is the district’s guide
for expected student behavior at
district held the first meeting May
15. The second meeting is Tuesday, May 23
from 6-7 p.m. in the auditorium at
Albany High School, 700 Washington
Albany HIgh twins selected
program in China
School seniors Sydney and Taylor
Kimbrough have been selected to take
part in the National Security
Language Initiative for Youth’s
scholarship for language study this
summer in Chengdu, China.
This six-week course of study
emphasizes language instruction and
cultural immersion. The program is
supported by the U.S. Department of
Both Sydney and Taylor will be
attending Northeastern University in
Boston this fall and majoring in
Albany High pool makes a splash
High School celebrated a long-awaited milestone May 10 with a ribbon-cutting
ceremony to officially open its new pool.
The district renovated the
pool with voter approval after a portion
of an exterior wall collapsed in March 2015, revealing structural and equipment
problems. The work was done at no additional cost to taxpayers.
Please visit our District News section to learn more about the project and
check out more photos and video.
explore fashion and technology
from Albany High School's Abrookin
Career and Technical Center who
participated in cosmetology teacher
LaQuita Love’s after-school
“Cos-Computing” Club continued
that innovative work with an
educational and entertaining visit
to New York City on May 5.(MORE)
Application deadline extended
for NYU Steinhardt teaching
deadline for the City School
District of Albany’s new teaching
residency partnership with New York
University has been extended until
with NYU’s Steinhardt School of
Culture, Education and Human
Development will provide an
opportunity for up to 15 aspiring
middle and high school teachers to
participate each of the next two
years. To learn more about
the program and to find out how to
Elementary Art Show draws large turnout
4th Annual Elementary Art Show at the Albany Institute of History & Art
drew a crowd of 460 visitors on Friday evening to view the work of
talented artists from elementary schools throughout the City School
District of Albany.
Albany High inducts 78
into National Honor Society
High School inducted 78
high-achieving juniors into its Arista
Chapter of the National Honor Society on Tuesday. Twenty-four of those
students received class awards.
To be eligible for National Honor Society, students must maintain an
overall academic average of 89.5 or higher.
North Albany AVID work
to North Albany Academy teacher George Stahler, who has been selected as
one of the keynote speakers at this summer’s AVID Summer Institute in
Advancement Via Individual
Determination, is a proven
educational system in use across the
country designed to close the
achievement gap by preparing all
students for college readiness and
success in a global society. (MORE)
Catch great music at spring
A year's worth of musical efforts by City School District of Albany
students in band, chorus and
orchestra will culminate in spring concerts throughout May and June.
The spring concert season officially starts at 7 p.m.
Monday, when New Scotland Elementary School will hold its spring
concert at William S. Hackett Middle School. (MORE)
Albany High Theatre Ensemble
gets six award nominations
The Albany High School Theatre Ensemble’s 2017 production of “Oliver!”
has garnered six nominations for the first regional High School Musical
Theatre Awards, including best actor.
Senior Raphael Cohen, who played the
role of world-class scoundrel Fagin,
was nominated best actor. Other
nominations the Theatre Ensemble
received include best musical, best
ensemble chorus, best orchestra,
best set construction and best
execution of choreography. (MORE)
2017-18 district calendar available
2017-18 school year will begin on
Tuesday, Sept. 5 in the City School
District of Albany. The Board of
Education approved the academic
calendar for the next school year at
its April 27 meeting.
day of classes next year will be
Friday, June 22, 2018, and Albany
High School's Class of 2018 will
celebrate graduation Sunday, June
Please visit our Calendar section
to view and download one-page
calendars for families and staff.
District to hold June lottery
for pre-K for 3-year olds
Applications are available for a lottery to fill September spots in the
City School District of Albany’s program to provide prekindergarten for
Click here to download an application.
You also can pick up an application at any district elementary school or
Central Registration, located at 75 Watervliet Ave. (MORE)
Working together to keep
our students and our
Spring finally is here to stay, with opportunities to be outside
more often and walk or ride a bike to places that we might take the
car or bus during the cold months -- including school!
This also is a good time to refresh
ourselves about the important steps
that are necessary to ensure the
safety of our more than 11,000
students and staff each day. Please
From the Superintendent section
for important reminders about safety
tips to review at home with the
District reaffirms commitment
to safeguarding all students' rights
City School District of Albany applauds our state government, law and
education leaders' strong opposition to what Gov. Cuomo correctly has
called "the misguided action taken by the federal government" to rescind
legal protections for transgender students, said Interim Superintendent
Kimberly Young Wilkins, Ed.D.
"The City School District of Albany
absolutely will continue to protect
transgender students and all of our
students from discrimination and
harassment -- because it's still the
law in New York in spite of this
misguided federal action, and, most
importantly, because it will always
be the right thing to do," Dr.
Please visit our District News
about the district's commitment to
all studetns and families.
District seeks substitute teachers,
The City School District of Albany is continually hiring for substitutes
to fill various long- and short-term positions throughout the district.
to see the daily rates of pay.
For more information, contact the Office of Human Resources at 475-6057,
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the
Employment section of the