50 North Lark tours Saturday,
community forums Dec. 14, Dec. 19
Tours will be offered Saturday
morning at the City School District
of Albany’s planned new middle
school at 50 North Lark St.
Tours of 50 North Lark will begin at
10 a.m. and run every 15 minutes.
The last tour will begin at 11 a.m.
Guests will have the opportunity to
see first-hand how the proposed
renovations to 50 North Lark would
provide equitable facilities for the
students who will go to middle
school there beginning in September.
The proposal for 50 North Lark is
one of two tax-free facilities
proposals voters will consider
Tuesday, Jan. 10.
To read more
about both proposals, and for
information about community forums
scheduled for Dec. 14 and Dec. 19,
please visit our District News
Albany High students nominated for
seniors Jacob Citone and Santos
Otero were among the short list of
nominees for the 2017 U.S.
Presidential Scholars program
released Friday by the New York
State Department of Education.
Out of all high
school seniors across New York
State, only 25 had the honor of
being nominated for this highly
prestigious award. Students are
recognized for their outstanding
work in academics and the arts, as
well as their success in career and
technical education programs.
'Tis the season for holiday concerts
Get into the
spirit of the season and hear some great music at holiday concerts in
the City School District of Albany.
The school concert season continues through Dec. 22. (MORE)
Take the Family Engagement
As the City School District of Albany strives to raise achievement
for all students district-wide, we are asking for feedback from our
families to help us with that work.
Please visit our
From the Superintendent section
to read more about a Family
Engagement Survey that will be an
important part of our
The family survey will be open
through Jan. 6.
The City School District of Albany
has received state water-testing
results for all 20 of its buildings,
part of a new statewide law enacted in
Please visit our District News
section for more information
about results from each building.
Albany High maestros
take part in area music fest
Sixteen Albany High School virtuosos represented their school Nov. 19 at the Area All-State Music Festival of the New York State
School Music Association (NYSSMA).
The annual event features
outstanding music students from high
schools throughout the Capital
Region performing in band, chorus,
jazz band or orchestra. Students
were selected based on the scores
they received in NYSSMA auditions
last spring. (MORE)
Smith, Chittur elected
to four-year board terms
Incumbent Vickie Smith and newcomer
Sridar Chittur won four-year terms
on the City School District of
Albany Board of Education on
Nov. 8. They were the only
candidates for the two open board
Smith will serve the remainder of
her current term, which runs through
Dec. 31. She and Chittur will be
sworn in to begin their new terms
Please visit our District News
section for additional
Board moves forward
with superintendent search
The City School District of
Albany Board of Education has hired a firm to assist in a national search for
the district's next permanent superintendent.
The board selected the Western
New York Educational Service Council after interviewing three finalists. Interim Superintendent Kimberly
Young Wilkins, Ed.D., supported the board's decision to conduct a full
search, but said she has not yet decided if she will be a
Please visit our District News section to read more.