Board of Education


Though the middle of his talk to the Niskayuna School Board on the Alternative Veterans Exemption, Niskayuna resident and veteran Gary Horton recites the Pledge of Allegiance. (Marc Schultz/Gazette Photographer)

Niskayuna veterans ask school board for tax break

BY ZACHARY MATSON Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — A crowd of dozens of Niskayuna-area veterans urged the Niskayuna Board of Education to pass a tax break that would save veterans hundreds of dollars on their tax bills. The veterans voiced their…


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Education Enrichment Fund seeks advisory committee

BY REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — This academic year, a project several years in the making will finally begin to fulfill its original purpose: bringing academic enrichment to Niskayuna’s students. The Niskayuna Education Enrichment Fund (EEF) began in 2012…


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School board to add non-voting student reps

BY REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — It’s official: The Niskayuna Board of Education will make space for two non-voting student representatives this fall, after a great deal of discussion and planning. During the 2014-2015 school year, the board created…


Niskayuna High held a teacher pep rally at the school on Monday morning with "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", being performed by music teacher Theresa J. Fitzmaurice and bandmembers. (Marc Schultz/Gazette Photographer)

District gets an early, but energetic start

BY REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — On the last day of summer vacation, while kids in Niskayuna slept in, their teachers danced. It was the annual welcome for teachers, referred to affectionately as “Pep Rally,” and rightly so. Friends…