► News sections: Rome CountyEducation | Public Safety | Business | Meetings/Events

District outlines new school supplies decision

Education The Rome school district’s decision not to require pre-kindergarten through sixth-grade families to purchase school supplies was detailed Monday by district Superintendent Peter C. Blake. The decision had been noted last spring during preparations for the district’s 2018-19 budget that took effect July 1. But “despite speaking publicly about the topic and the information being... 12:00pm 08/16/18

Board of Ed to meet in exec session Wednesday

Education A Board of Education special meeting Wednesday afternoon is expected to include a closed executive session to discuss legal matters. No votes by the board are anticipated at the meeting, board President Paul Fitzpatrick said Monday. The only public portion of the meeting is expected to be when it begins, to be followed immediately by a motion to go into executive session, he... 4:00pm 08/14/18

VVS to host orientation for freshmen, parents Aug. 22

Education VERONA — A ninth-grade student/parent orientation will be held Aug. 22 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Vernon-Verona-Sherrill High School, starting in the school auditorium, announced Principal Erin Sanchez. Also, a VVS High School open house will be held Sept. 5 from 7:15-8:15 p.m., also starting in the auditorium. Among details for the Aug. 22 ninth-grade orientation: • Students and... 4:00pm 08/14/18

OHM BOCES to present summer musical ‘Grease’

Education NEW HARTFORD — Students in the Oneida-Herkimer-Madison (OHM) BOCES summer Bridges classes have spent their summer hard at work learning lines and practicing songs from the hit movie musical “Grease.” Students will perform for their classmates, family and friends on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in the Howard D. Mettelman Learning Center at OHM BOCES, 474 Middle Settlement Road. This... 4:00pm 08/11/18