Voters to decide whether to retain student board member

On May 15, voters will have the opportunity to decide whether the Fayetteville-Manlius School District Board of Education will continue the practice of including a non-voting student member. Voters must reauthorize the measure every two years. The board approved a policy in 2015 that allows the board to add a student member, pending voter approval. …

‘Every 15 Minutes’ drill offers sobering warning to F-M students

Fayetteville-Manlius High School students recently had a front-row glimpse into the potentially dangerous consequences of driving while impaired. On April 19, local police, fire and emergency first response departments staged a motor vehicle accident at F-M High School as part of the national program “Every 15 Minutes.” The simulated event illustrates the impacts impaired and …

F-M named among the ‘Best Communities for Music Education in America’

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) has once again named the Fayetteville-Manlius School District one of the nation’s “Best Communities for Music Education in America.” F-M is among 583 school districts to receive the designation from NAMM, a nonprofit organization that advocates active participation in music-making. “We are proud of our students, staff and parents …

F-M student-athletes sign National Letters of Intent

Several Fayetteville-Manlius High School seniors are getting ready to compete at the next level. Eleven F-M student-athletes signed National Letters of Intent and will continue their athletic careers in the fall at the collegiate level. The students participated in an official signing ceremony on April 12 in front of family, friends and coaches in the …

F-M takes top spot in new ranking

A new study recently announced good news for the Fayetteville-Manlius School District. In a ranking that uses four key metrics to measure New York’s top 100 school districts, public records database BackgroundChecks.org recently named F-M the top school district in Upstate, NY. Data collected from 9,577 school districts across the country and studies from the Stanford …

Art comes alive at F-M elementary school

The life and times of a 20th Century artist were recently translated for Fayetteville-Manlius elementary school students using music, movement and masks. On March 26, the traveling workshop Picasso People visited Fayetteville Elementary School to engage students in a learning experience about Spanish painter, sculptor, print-maker, ceramicist and stage designer Pablo Picasso, and his work, which comprises …

Board of education approves budget proposal; residents to vote May 15

Fayetteville-Manlius School District residents will vote May 15 on a proposed 2018-19 budget that includes funds for enhanced safety and security measures and maintains existing programming for students while holding the tax levy increase below the district’s tax levy limit. On April 2, the F-M Board of Education approved a proposed budget of $82,898,692 that …

District provides safety and security updates to community

About 130 Fayetteville-Manlius School District community members shared concerns, asked questions and learned more about district safety and security initiatives during two recent district forums. “We appreciate so many people taking time out of their busy schedules to meet and discuss this critical topic,” Superintendent Craig J. Tice said. “We are compiling the feedback from …