Guilderland Central School District

ALTAMONT — The sun is bright though the air is chill on Monday morning as kids in Amy Martin’s fourth-grade class cavort during recess outside Altamont Elementary School.

In a playground game, two girls cross their arms over their chests as a classmate, Michael Puzio, approaches.

Nicholas Fahrenkopf, Altamont

School discipline must be fitted to the circumstances of each infraction; a blanket and automatic suspension is a blunt and harmful tool.

Jean Guyon, Altamont

Jim Gaughan, mayor, Village of Altamont  

Michael J. Hall, Albany

Gavin Warner, Altamont 

The intiative for "positive peer pressure" came about after a parent expressed worries about student athletes using drugs.

Lieutenant Colonel Greg Fairbank, Guilderland class of 1992; Commanding Officer, 6th Battalion (Military Intelligence), 98th Regiment, Fort Devens, Massachusetts

The week before school opened, Guilderland district leaders got a behind-the-scenes look at the work completed over the summer in Phase One of a $17 million project.


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