October 21, 2021

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 […]

School and other closings for Dec. 17, 2020

December 17, 2020

Schools Cincinnatus Cortland Cortland County BOCES DeRuyter Groton Homer, no virtual learning Lansing, no childcare, no virtual learning Marathon, no virtual learning McGraw, no virtual learning St. Mary’s School Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga BOCES Tully Fully Remote Moravia […]

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. […]

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 […]

Questions remain on school reopening plans

July 15, 2020

Creating socially distant classrooms and having enough money to make school districts safe are just some of the problems that must be addressed in the coming two weeks as schools prepare plans for fall reopenings, […]

Parker sale approved; school budgets pass

June 17, 2020

Cortland school district voters approved on Tuesday selling the former Parker Elementary School to the city of Cortland, even as they approved a $50.17 million budget, the district announced Wednesday afternoon. Voters largely approved school […]

Cortland hires new school superintendent

May 28, 2020

Robert Edwards, a former long-time social studies teacher at Cortland Junior-Senior High School who had gone on to a career in administration at other Central New York school districts, was hired Thursday as the next […]

Schools catching up to drivers who pass buses

August 13, 2019

Greater Cortland area schools are already beginning to equip buses with cameras to catch motorists who pass them illegally, even as a new state law permits them to. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation last week […]

Farm to school taking root

August 8, 2019

If everything works out as planned, in a few years, Cortland County students will eat lunches prepared with locally grown food, including food that they will have grown themselves in school gardens that will have […]

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