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Board OKs elementary school reconfiguration; district to shift to seven K-6 schools

Education A conversion of seven schools into grade K-6 facilities including Staley Upper Elementary School has gotten a go-ahead from the Board of Education, and is targeted for this fall. The board voted 7-1 Tuesday night to approve the reconfiguration plan that affects Staley, which currently hosts grades 5 and 6, along with six schools that are now K-4 sites. Many students' school... 4:01pm 04/26/17

Trio of information sessions offered at MVCC

Education Mohawk Valley Community College will host three information sessions Saturday on the Utica campus for prospective students who are unable to make it to campus during regular business hours, the college said. Attendees can choose one of three group sessions, which begin in the Admissions Office in Payne Hall at 9, 10, and 11 a.m. The sessions provide the opportunity for... 4:00pm 04/26/17

Honor scholar cited at Elmira College

Education Miranda Stephens, Whitesboro, has been recognized as a Cowles Honor Scholar at Elmira College. Students must maintain a grade point average of 3.6 or higher during their time at the college to receive the honor. 4:00pm 04/26/17

Three file as candidates for three seats on Board of Education

Education With less than two days left before the nominating petition deadline, the ballot for the Board of Education election on May 16 will have at least three candidates seeking the three available seats, according to Rome City School District officials. The candidates are: • Steven Hampe of 620 W. Embargo St. filed nominating petitions Monday with signatures that meet requirements.... 4:00pm 04/25/17

RFA show choir, RCT Talent Team to perform Wednesday

Education Rome Free Academy’s show choir Rhapsody will present a performance with Rome Community Theatre’s Talent Team Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the RFA Auditorium, the school district announced. Tickets are general admission, including $6 at the door or $5 in advance at Jervis Public Library.   RFA Rhapsody consists of 35 students in grades 9-12, including 28 singers and dancers plus... 4:00pm 04/25/17