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After kissing a pig last June when students met a reading challenge goal, Ridge Mills Elementary School Principal Michael Flagg aims to reach new levels in this year’s challenge — if not the top … more
The Rome school district’s total state financial aid would rise by 1.87% and its core foundation aid category would go up by 2.75%, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed 2020-21 state budget … more
Approvals of art curriculums, with questions about whether a photography course might be revived at some point, and of an amended employment agreement following a closed executive session were among … more
Nine Rome Free Academy students have been awarded New York State Scholarships for Academic Excellence and were recognized Wednesday at the school, the Rome school district announced. The scholarships … more
Long-discussed replacements of Rome Free Academy Stadium’s track and artificial turf have gotten a public go-ahead, as part of a capital project approved Wednesday by school district voters by a … more
Rome school district Superintendent Peter C. Blake is sticking with being 98% certain that proposed Rome Free Academy Stadium repairs will not affect RFA’s 2020 commencement in June, adding “I … more
Having a student representative on the Board of Education is being planned, and might be established by the start of the next school year pending approvals including by school district voters, says … more
Two residents’ issues about Strough Middle School’s recent boiler problems and a proposed $14.2 million school district capital improvements project were aired at the Board of Education meeting … more
A PILOT (payment-in-lieu-of-taxes) agreement for Orgill Inc.’s approximately 225-job distribution center planned at Griffiss Business and Technology Park is on the Board of Education’s agenda for … more
Two public forums will be held ahead of a $14.2 million Rome school district bonding referendum vote Dec. 18 on a capital project involving repairs at Rome Free Academy Stadium and RFA school plus … more
A former Rome school district student’s lawsuit alleging sexual abuse by a now-retired district teacher from about 1989 to 1990 includes a Dec. 11 court date regarding whether the plaintiff must … more
Rome Free Academy students again this year have painted front windows at the JCPenney store in Freedom Plaza with holiday seasonal themes as a fundraising event, the Rome school district announced. … more
Rome school district students in grades K-2 will be learning about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in a hands-on way, thanks to the donation this week of more than 75 "The ABC’s of … more
A tax assessment reduction for a west Rome property that includes the Harbor Freight store, and agreements totaling about $400,000 for a new contractor to take over unfinished parts of a Strough … more
Strough Middle School was back in regular session today, but issues affecting boilers that caused an early dismissal Friday are still being addressed. The school district was able to bypass a natural … more
After debating the dollar amount and work to be conducted, the Board of Education is moving forward to seek public approval Dec. 18 for a $14.2 million bonding referendum that school district … more
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