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Corrected diplomas sent to graduates

Education The “re-done” Rome Free Academy diplomas that corrected a printing error referring to “Roma, New York” have been sent to students, said school district Superintendent Peter C. Blake. The new diplomas were due to arrive to students by this past weekend, Blake told the Board of Education last week. The text on one line of diplomas issued at the June 24 RFA commencement indicated... 4:00pm 07/25/17

Trio of Rome elementary schools on state accountability list

Education Bellamy, Joy and Staley elementary schools remain on a list requiring “Local Assistance Plans” for academic improvement, under the state’s report on accountability status for the new 2017-18 school year. Three schools are still on the accountability-related list “due to low participation rate on state exams,” district Superintendent Peter C. Blake told the Board of Education... 4:10pm 07/24/17

Graduation rates, handicapped accessibility discussed by school board

Education Rising graduation rate trends, plus a former board member’s concerns about community survey responses and the school district’s accessibility for the handicapped, were among topics addressed by the Board of Education. They were discussed at the board meeting Thursday night. • Preliminary 2017 graduation rates for Rome Free Academy and for the school district overall as of June... 4:00pm 07/24/17

Joy boiler issue nearing ‘middle-ground solution’

Education Still-simmering issues over costs to replace undersized heating boilers at Joy Elementary School may get cooled a bit, after company officials responsible for the error spoke to the Board of Education and offered to account for more of the cost difference. Discussions toward a possible solution will continue, school district Superintendent Peter C. Blake said after the board... 4:00pm 07/22/17

Earns bachelor’s degree

Education Jessica Joan Harper, Rome, has earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and political science from the University of Rochester. She is the daughter of John and Ann Harper and a graduate of Westmoreland High School. 4:00pm 07/22/17