Four open board seats in May election

February 9, 2016—Four seats on the Cohoes City School District Board of Education will be on the school budget vote ballot on May 17. Two seats are set to expire on June 30, and two seats remained vacant after board member resignations in the 2015-16 school year. Candidates who are interested in running for a three-year term on the board can pick up a petition at the district office, 7 Bevan Street [...] read the full story>>

New courses, changes to schedule open doors for higher achievement in Cohoes classrooms

February 4, 2016—Course registration for the 2016-17 school year started this week at Cohoes High School, and students and their parents can expect to see a number of positive changes in the courses offered at each grade level. The changes, geared toward expanding access to a variety of courses, are a first step in immersing all students in rigorous academic coursework [...] read the full story>>

State now requires meningitis vaccination in grades 7, 12

January 29, 2016—Beginning Sept. 1, 2016, students entering seventh and 12th grades must be vaccinated against meningococcal disease in order to attend school in New York state. The state Department of Health notified school districts on Nov. 24 that a new law, approved by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in October, requires immunizations against meningococcal disease for children at ages 11 or 12 and again at 16 years of age or older [...] read the full story>>

Cohoes school board expected to adopt resolution calling for change in mandatory attendance age

January 20, 2016—Later tonight, the Cohoes City School District Board of Education is expected to adopt a resolution requesting the New York State Legislature consider a local option law that would lower the mandatory age of attendance in school from six to five years-old. The request comes after a recent attendance data analysis completed by district administration revealed  kindergarten chronic absenteeism rates [...] read the full story>>