State issues health advisory regarding
The New York State Department of Health has issued
an advisory related to enterovirus EV-D68, a serious respiratory illness
that has been confirmed in more than a dozen children in New York state.
There currently are no confirmed cases involving Albany children.
This virus can cause severe
respiratory illness in children, especially those with asthma and other
chronic respiratory conditions, sometimes resulting in hospitalization.
Please visit our
Health Services section for more information
and links to helpful resources.
Droves of dads
turn out to support education
More than 1,000 fathers and father figures flocked
to City School District of Albany schools on Tuesday in a show of
support for their children’s education.
They took part in “Dads
Take Your Child to School Day,” a state and national effort to encourage
men to be more active in their children’s schooling.
Proposed new charter school could add
up to $5.6 million to annual district payments
A proposal to open a new 400-student charter elementary school in
Albany could add as much as $5.6 million to the City School District
of Albany's annual payments to the city's publicly financed,
privately operated charter network.
KIPP is proposing to expand its current middle school (grades 5-8)
to also serve grades K-4. The application is one of five pending
before the SUNY Board of Trustees. The district's charter expenses
for the current school year will be nearly $35 million.
The district will hold a public hearing Thursday, Sept. 18 to allow
community members to provide feedback on all five applications. The
hearing will be at William S. Hackett Middle School from 6-7 p.m.
Please visit our District News section for more information.
Albany High students
earn achievement honors
The University at Albany honored 37 Albany High School seniors Sept. 13
with the university's 2014 Multicultural High School
The award recognizes and rewards outstanding multicultural
students in the greater Capital Region. Albany High had by far the
most number of award-winners among the 268 students chosen from 62
Free breakfast, lunch for all district students
All City School District
of Albany students are eligible to receive a free breakfast and lunch
each day at their school during the 2014-15 school year.
That's because all district schools have been
approved to take part in
the Community Eligibility Provision, a program available through the
National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program.
program allows any district student to receive one complete breakfast
and one complete lunch at no charge (although extra food or milk is an
extra cost). (MORE)
Welcome to the 2014-15 school year!
City School District of Albany is excited to welcome our 9,000
students for the start of a new school year.
School started Sept. 4 for students in prekindergarten
through grade 9. Albany High School's sophomores, juniors and
seniors reported for their first day Sept. 5.
Photo Gallery for pictures of the first day at the district's 15 schools,
and our In the
News section for media coverage from the start of the school
year. You also can visit our
Photo Gallery for more information and photos from the
opening convocation for all district staff on Sept. 2.
Re-Imagining Albany High School
Environment review comments due Sept. 22
people have until Sept. 22 to comment on an environmental
review of proposals to rebuild or renovate Albany High School.
Click the highlighted text to read the
Draft Environmental Impact Statement and its
Calendar celebrates extraordinary students
Some of the faces in this year's calendar might
look familiar. One might belong to a neighbor, a friend or a kid who
shoveled your driveway last winter. Perhaps you saw another compete on
the field or perform onstage.
They are the faces of your community. And they are
the faces of exceptional students in the City School District of
Early registration available for
second Falcon 5K and Fun Run/Walk
Discounted early registration is available
for the second Albany Booster Club Falcon 5K and Fun Run/Walk, which
will be held Sunday, Sept. 28 in Washington Park.
You can register online or by regular mail. The first 350
registrants will receive a Falcon 5K T-shirt.
Last year, more than 500 runners and walkers took part in
the first Falcon 5K. All are invited to participate in this fun
community event to help celebrate the start of a healthy and
productive new school year!
Visit our District News section for more information.
Contact state with STAR questions
denied a School Tax Relief (STAR) exemption should contact the state
Department of Tax and Finance if they want to challenge the
The phone number is 457-2036.
Tax and Finance officials have informed more
than 1,200 Albany taxpayers that they won’t receive a STAR exemption
in their school tax bills because they failed to meet registration
New immunization rules effective for 2014-15
The New York State Health Department has
changed the frequency and type of immunizations that children must have
in order to attend school in 2014-15.
State law requires districts to deny
admitting children to school if their family cannot prove they
received or are in the process of receiving required immunizations
against diseases including polio, pertussis and measles.
Click the highlighted text for a complete
list of the
new state immunization requirements.
Ticky Burden among 2014 Hall of Famers
October, a former pro basketball player, a national TV producer and a
longtime volunteer athletic coach are among the eight who will join the
ranks of those enshrined in the City School District of Albany Hall of
The Class of 2014 includes 1972 Philip Schuyler High School graduate Luther “Ticky” Burden,
who went on to star at the University of Utah and play in the ABA
our Hall of Fame section to read more about this year's