MySchoolBucks to increase school meals payment fees

The Fayetteville-Manlius School District has been notified by MySchoolBucks that there will be a fee increase to its school meal payment process. The fee for parents/guardians to add money onto their child’s school meal account will increase as of Dec. 11 from $1.95 to $2.49 per payment. MySchoolBucks allows parents to securely prepay for student …

Proposed project’s tax impact would be phased in

If Fayetteville-Manlius School District voters on Dec. 5 approve the proposed $45.2 million facilities referendum, it will likely be about 18 months before construction at Enders Road Elementary School and Fayetteville-Manlius High School would begin, and nearly two years before Wellwood Middle School’s projects begin. “If we get the OK from voters, we will then …

F-M educator receives distinguished teacher award

A Fayetteville-Manlius School District educator has earned the state’s highest honor for foreign language teaching. In October, the New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers (NYSAFLT) honored Eagle Hill Middle School teacher Mr. Richard Ernst with its Ruth E. Wasley Distinguished Teacher Award. Named after a former NYSAFLT president who was a professor at …

Several communication tools let parents know about school closures

With winter weather nearing, it’s a good time to review how the Fayetteville-Manlius School District communicates emergency school closings, delays and early dismissals. When there is inclement weather, the decision to dismiss early, delay opening or close school is based on the superintendent’s discussions with the F-M transportation director and the latest weather predictions. There …

School information resource officer joins F-M

One of Fayetteville-Manlius School District’s newest staff members is working to bridge the gap between students and law enforcement officials. In July, Town of Manlius police officer John Paul started serving the district full-time as a school information resource officer, or SIRO. He joins the district’s existing SIRO Damien Golden, also from Town of Manlius, …