Melissa Hale-Spencer

A Guilderland senior told her school board — with some members who no longer want to support Tech Valley High — that school brought her out of her shell, preparing her for life's challenges.

With three seats at play in the Guilderland School Board elections, only three petitions have been taken, two  by incumbents; candidates' petitions are due back on April 21.

ALBANY COUNTY — County Executive Daniel McCoy, the day after delivering his third State of the County address, said his top priority out of all that he outlined is meeting the needs of kids.

The school superintendent has re-assigned a teacher suspected of embezzling union funds to work on curriculum in the district office so as not to disrupt student learning during the investigation.

"It's funny, well written and has great moments of humor and honesty," says the director of the Guilderland Players' All Shook Up, a jukebox musical featuring Elvis Presley hits.

The school district and town are splitting the appraisal fee to defend the town's $17.4 million assessment of Executive Park.

Guilderland wants to experiment by buying school buses with two different kinds of step wells to see which wears better. The district also plans to buy only large buses since it is contracting out runs with small buses.

GUILDERLAND — “Hard choices” was the phrase most frequently repeated last Thursday night as the Guilderland superintendent presented her $91.5 million spending plan for next year. The phrase was uttered by administrators and school board members alike.

GUILDERLAND — The school board at its February meeting adopted a tax break for veterans, heard about progress on a $17 million building project, and gave budget preferences as a prelude to the superintendent’s presentation of her 2014-15 proposal tonight.

In a year, the mammoth 1898 Osterhout barn will be gone to make way for upscale country club homes. A councilman is determined to move the barn and find a new use for it elsewhere in town.

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