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Superintendent: Collaboration key
improving 3-8 success for all
collaborative efforts of all employees throughout the City School
District of Albany will be critical for the district to significantly
increase success for all students, Superintendent Kaweeda Adams said
Tuesday in response to state test scores that remained largely flat.
In ELA, the district’s overall performance
increased slightly to 19 percent, up 1 percentage point from 2016. The
gain was the same in math, with 15 percent of the students tested
achieving Level 3 or Level 4.
“Data this year and over the past several years
have shown slight increases in performance; however, our student
achievement results must begin to show significant growth,” Adams said.
Please visit our District News
section to read more.
sets 2017 tax rate
The City School District of
Albany’s Board of Education set the
2017 tax rates at its Aug. 17
Voters approved the total tax levy
in May, and 2017 is the second time
in a row the board has proposed, and
voters have approved, a no-increase
While the levy was approved by
the voters in May, the actual tax
paid by individual property
owners is set in August, and is
impacted by a number of factors
including changes to assessed
values. This year, despite the
no-increase tax levy, these factors
result in school taxes going up for
homeowners, while business owners
have an offsetting reduction in
'Whitney on Wheels'
to serve North Albany
Kaweeda G. Adams on Wednesday joined
community partner Whitney M. Young
Jr. Health Center and local
officials to announce the latest
collaboration between the clinic and
the City School District of Albany:
a mobile health van that will serve
students at North Albany Academy. (MORE)
Welcome, Kaweeda Adams!
officially on the job
28 years in America's fifth-largest
school district, Kaweeda
G. Adams officially began her new
career as superintendent of the City
School District of Albany on Monday
in a familiar way -- going to
several hours on her first morning
on the job at Albany High School,
meeting with students, coaches and
staff as she began to get to know
Check out our Facebook page for
more photos of Adams' first day.
Please visit our District News
section to read more about our
new superintendent, who comes to
Albany from Las Vegas.
Seven apply for vacant board
community members have expressed an interest in being considered for the
vacant position on the City School District of Albany Board of Education
The board currently is operating with six
members, one short of its full membership, following Kenneth M. Bruce's
resignation in May.
Please visit our District News section to read more about the
candidates and the schedule for each to make presentations at board
meetings in August. Three candidates are scheduled to present at the
Aug. 31 board meeting.
District selects eight
for Hall of Fame Class of
President Obama’s last guardian of the environment. A top agriculture
official from President Clinton’s administration. The City of Albany’s
first female deputy fire chief. A deeply respected former teacher and
These accomplished individuals are among the eight members of the City
School District of Albany Hall of Fame Class of 2017. They will be
inducted during ceremonies in conjunction with Albany High School’s
Homecoming Weekend on Sept. 22-23.
visit our Hall of Fame section to read more about each member of the
Class of 2017.
Summer reading resources
is a wonderful time to relax with a
good book – or several good books!
reading is required for students
entering grades 9-12. Learn more at
Albany High Summer Reading site.
elementary and middle school
readers, the City School District of
Albany supports the
Albany Public Library's Summer
Each branch of the library has
wonderful programming to offer
students of all ages during the
2017-18 district calendar
The 2017-18 school year will begin
on Tuesday, Sept. 5 in the City
School District of Albany for all
students in prekindergarten through
ninth grade. The first day of school
for sophomores, juniors and seniors
at Albany High School will be
Wednesday, Sept. 6.
day of classes in 2017-18 will be
Friday, June 22, 2018, and Albany
High'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.
to suspension disparities
response to the report of the New York State
Attorney General’s Office, the City School
District of Albany has reaffirmed its
commitment to changing discipline practices
and procedures that have perpetuated
disproportionate suspension rates for black
students and students with disabilities.
Two important steps in that process have
been the hirings of Independent Monitor
Maxine Fantroy-Ford, Ed.D. (at left in
photo above), and Chief
Ombudsperson Valarie Ann Scott (at right).
Please visit our
Assurance of Discontinuance section to
read more, and to find out how to
contact the chief ombudsperson if you
have complaints about student discipline.
Mark your calendar
each school's page for more listings; visit our
Athletics section for game schedules)
Modified football begins at Albany High
here for a practice schedule)
Modified sports other than football begin
(Click here for a practice schedule)
Newcomer Program ribbon-cutting ceremony,
North Albany Academy, 10:30-11 a.m.
Board of Education meeting, Stephen and
Harriet Myers Middle School, 7 p.m.
2017-18 school year begins (Details)
Edmund J. O'Neal Middle School of Excellence
ribbon-cutting ceremony, 6 p.m.
Board of Education meeting, Giffen Memorial
Alternative Learning Center block party and
ribbon-cutting ceremony, noon-3 p.m.
Board Government Relations Committee
meeting, Sheridan Preparatory Academy,
Hall of Fame Induction Dinner,
Italian-American Community Center, 257 Washington
Ave. Extension, 6:30 p.m. (Details)
Wall of Fame Ceremony, Albany High School,
11 a.m. (Details)
Albany High School Homecoming parade, noon
Albany High School Homecoming football game
Albany Booster Club Falcon 5K and Fun
Run/Walk, Washington Park, 8:30 a.m. (Details)