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Blake: School district preparing for redistricting

Education From staffing to transportation to modifying buildings, the Rome school district is amid several steps toward a realignment of the district’s elementary schools that is intended to take effect by fall. The process was outlined by district Superintendent Peter C. Blake in his online blog, describing last week as a “frantic week in the world of restructuring.” The moves follow... 4:00pm 05/20/17

School district sets 2017-18 calendar

Education While the current 2016-17 school year still has about a month left, a Rome school district student program calendar for 2017-18 has been set including a Thursday, Sept. 7 opening day. The calendar, approved earlier this month by the Board of Education, lists holidays, recess breaks and conference days as part of its details. Also noted in the calendar, the Rome district again... 4:00pm 05/20/17

RFA students receive scholarships

Education 4:00pm 05/20/17

MVCC offering continuing ed classes

Education New continuing education classes are being offered at Mohawk Valley Community College’s Utica and Rome campuses for licensed insurance agents, brokers, consultants, and public adjusters in New York. All classes are from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. and cost $75 per person per class. Among the Utica campus classes, with insurance license designations listed: • July 15: Insurance... 4:00pm 05/20/17

Oneida Area Civic Chorale awards $500 scholarship

Education The Oneida Area Civic Chorale has awarded its 2017 Senior Scholarship to Kevin Spooner. Spooner will receive $500 towards his future study of music. The chorale offers the scholarships to area high school students who have displayed musical talent in school and community performances and plan to pursue a career in music. Spooner is primarily a vocalist and has taken advantage... 4:00pm 05/20/17