January 18, 2022

COVID adds to costs for schools

January 8, 2022

School districts spent more money in 2020 than 2019 to teach kids, but the COVID-19 pandemic wasn’t the largest factor in the increase, federal data show. Greater Cortland area school districts joined districts across the […]

Critical Race Theory draws defenders, detractors

December 18, 2021

Critical Race Theory reappeared in the news Wednesday as Florida’s Gov. Ron DeSantis announced a proposed law banning state funding for teaching the theory and allowing parents to sue public schools that do. “Nobody wants […]

Bomb threat stops BOCES, Cortland schools

December 8, 2021

A bomb threat Wednesday morning led to hold-in-place orders at the Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES campus in Cortlandville and Cortland High School, officials said Cortland County sheriff’s officers responded at 9:05 a.m. to the Charles H. McEvoy […]

Policies pending

July 31, 2021

When it comes to whether 9-year-old Camden Drake, should receive the COVID- 19 vaccination, mother Amanda Conrad is turning to the professionals. “I’m a parent that when my doctor recommends it, then that’s what I […]

School districts seeing state aid increases

April 14, 2021

At the beginning of the school year, Thomas Turck, the superintendent of the Homer Central School District, said he was worried the state would withhold 20% of the district’s school aid due to state revenue […]

Back to school, in April

April 10, 2021

Julie McChesney, a mother of three in the Homer Central School District, said she weighed the possibility of either keeping her three children home to learn remotely or go back to in-person learning five days […]

The pandemic learning curve

February 13, 2021

As the coronavirus pandemic took hold of Central New York in March 2020, life changed in every aspect. Restaurants closed; sporting events were canceled; jobs were moved online. Schools in particular faced massive challenges having […]

Cortland schools move to remote learning

October 13, 2020

Cortland school buildings are closing and beginning remote learning Wednesday, Superintendent Robert Edwards announced Tuesday afternoon, noting that the positive cases had so many potential contacts that hundreds of people could have to be quarantined. […]

2 school districts object to state citations

August 12, 2020

Two greater Cortland area school districts said Tuesday they have been improperly cited for not submitting reopening plans to the state following an announcement from Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday. Superintendents from the Cortland Enlarged […]

Cuomo OKs NY schools to open

August 8, 2020

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s decision to allow all school districts across the state to fully reopen won’t affect Cortland County school districts’ plans for how their schools will operate come fall. The governor’s announcement Friday was […]

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