school budget en Students, parents defend Oswego school from possible closure <p></p><p>The Oswego City School District needs to close a $1.7 million budget gap and is looking at a variety of areas to cut. One thing on the potential chopping block is the Buccaneer Junior/Senior High School. The alternative school was started just two years ago, but already has great support from its students and faculty.<br />&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:39:29 +0000 Gino Geruntino 54466 at Students, parents defend Oswego school from possible closure State budget has some good news for education <div><span style="font-size:14px">An on-time state budget is good news for school districts across the state, as they plug in the hard numbers to proposed budgets.&nbsp; </span> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 16:07:06 +0000 Ellen Abbott 35575 at School districts worry about state aid while budgeting for next year <p>School districts across New York state are in the midst of their budget process right now, with many facing dwindling state aid and more state mandates.&nbsp; A weekend legislative conference in Syracuse focused on the story that doesn't seem to change. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 13:15:44 +0000 Ellen Abbott 34563 at Russell legislation would redistribute school aid to help poorer districts <p>Democratic Assemblywoman Addie Russell, of Theresa, thinks the current state school aid formula is broken, benefiting wealthier districts at the expense of poorer ones. She says legislation she's introduced would make the formula more equitable.</p><p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 04:27:00 +0000 Joanna Richards 32755 at Syracuse City School District adopts new strategic plan with lofty goals <p>The Syracuse City School District now has a blue print for the next five years, that administrators hope will take it from being one of the poorest performing districts to one of the most improved urban school districts in America. The plan calls for changes across the board.</p><p> Thu, 23 Aug 2012 13:04:21 +0000 Ellen Abbott 24830 at New York state voters head to the polls <p>Voters across New York state will go to the polls today to vote for or against their local school budgets. This is the first vote since the state imposed a cap on how much local districts can raise the tax levy.</p><p> Tue, 15 May 2012 16:20:58 +0000 Catherine Loper 19288 at New York state voters head to the polls More layoffs planned for the Syracuse school district <p>The Syracuse school district is asking for more staff layoffs. The district will make the request for more layoffs at a special school board meeting later this week.</p><p> Tue, 01 May 2012 13:49:16 +0000 Ellen Abbott 18499 at Syracuse borrows millions to sustain school budget <p>The decision for <a href=""><strong>the Syracuse City School District Board of Education </strong></a>Wednesday night was between borrowing millions or cutting hundreds of jobs. Board members chose to balance a $366 million budget by whipping out the credit card.</p><p> Thu, 19 Apr 2012 14:48:47 +0000 Ellen Abbott 17856 at Syracuse borrows millions to sustain school budget