Governor unveils executive budget, F-M to receive less state aid

When New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo presented his executive state budget proposal on Jan. 16, it included a $769 million increase in overall funding for school operations in the 2018-19 school year. Of that, $338 million will be in additional foundation aid, which is the primary source of funding for everyday school operations. However, …

F-M students shine in annual Geography Bee 

Google Maps has met its competitor (wink, wink), and it’s the 13 Wellwood Middle School and 14 Eagle Hill Middle School students who recently rocked the esteemed 2018 National Geographic Geography Bee at their respective schools. The students proved they really know their way around the world when they were tested on their knowledge of geography …

Community invited to Dance Marathon kick-off event on Jan. 18

Dust off those dance shoes and join Fayetteville-Manlius High School students at the community-wide Dance Marathon kick-off event at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18, in the high school auditorium. This annual fundraiser, which raised $100,000 last year, couples philanthropy with dancing to raise money for Camp Good Days and Special Times. Each marathon contestant is …

What to do if buses are unexpectedly delayed

Fayetteville-Manlius School District school buses generally follow a predictable morning pickup schedule, but there may be occasions when school is open and buses are unexpectedly delayed. In those instances, children should wait no more than 10 minutes past the regular pickup time, especially in inclement weather, before returning inside. Buses will eventually complete their routes, …

District reminds students to dress for winter weather

As an Arctic front slides across the country this week, Fayetteville-Manlius School District officials are encouraging parents and guardians to make sure students are dressing appropriately for the weather conditions. The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued a regional wind chill watch for Jan. 4-6, warning of dangerously low wind chills, very cold temperatures …