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Pre-K busing rolls back into school budget plan

Education Preserving busing for pre-kindergartners, while questioning plans to raise local taxes 1 percent and cut a tutorial center for suspended students, were part of the Board of Education’s review Tuesday of the proposed 2017-18 school district budget. The board will seek budget options/scenarios from the district administration including a zero percent or 1 percent tax increase;... 4:00pm 03/22/17

Incumbent first to file for school board election

Education The first potential candidate for the Board of Education in the May 16 election is incumbent member John Leonard, who is nearing the end of his first term after being elected in 2014, according to school district officials. Leonard is the first person to pick up nominating petition forms from the Rome school district business office for the election. To become an official... 4:00pm 03/22/17

Italian-American lawmakers seek applicants for scholarship

Education ​Applications are being accepted for the 2017 New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators Academic and Athletic Scholarships, according to a pair of local lawmakers. Forms are available from the Utica offices of state Sen. Joseph A. Griffo, (315) 793-9072 or email griffo@nysenate.gov, and Assemblyman Anthony J. Brindisi, (315) 732-1055 or email... 4:00pm 03/22/17

Math, literacy fair Saturday at Staley

Education The Rome school district’s annual math and literacy fair for pre-K through sixth-grade students and their families will be held Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Staley Upper Elementary School gymnasium. it is themed “A Day at the Farm.” Farm-themed literacy and math activities will be presented by each elementary school, along with Strough Middle School Honor Society... 4:00pm 03/21/17

Training classes offered for low-income veterans

Education Free environmental remediation training classes for low-income veterans will be offered by Mohawk Valley Community College, according to an announcement by the college. The first session is Friday, the announcement added. Classes will be at 335 Catherine St., Utica, and all materials will be provided. Interested individuals must provide proof of veteran and low-income status.... 4:00pm 03/21/17