Voters to elect three board of education members; candidate petitions available March 1

On May 21, Fayetteville-Manlius voters will choose three district residents to serve on the F-M Board of Education from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2022. Residents must collect 33 signatures from qualified school district voters to be placed on the ballot. Petitions will be available for pickup on March 1 and must be filed …

Governor unveils executive budget; F-M to present preliminary budget in March

When New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo presented his executive state budget proposal on Jan. 15, it included a $956 million increase in overall funding for school operations in the 2019-20 school year. Of that, $338 million will be distributed statewide in additional foundation aid, which is the primary source of funding for everyday school …

Districts annually plan for potential emergency school closures

Closing school is a tough decision to make, especially when there are many variables in play and the safety of students, staff and community members is at stake. Each year, as school districts build their school calendars, they account for a certain number of emergency closure days. These days are used for such events as …

Wellwood yearbooks can be ordered through April 12

Yearbooks capture memories for years to come. Families interested in ordering a Wellwood Middle School yearbook can do so  online using yearbook ID code 6584419. The books cost $30, and the deadline to order is April 12.

Grade 3 BINGO night is Feb. 26

Third-grade students and a parent, guardian, grandparent or favorite adult are invited to a fun night of BINGO in the school cafeteria. This Grade 3 HSA  Activity Night will take place 6:30–7:30 p.m. Feb. 26.

String students to perform first concert

The Mott Road gymnasium will soon be filled with music. Fourth-grade students will perform their first strings concert 7 p.m. Feb. 27 in the gymnasium.

Important notice: Changes made to Enhanced STAR program

Because New York state made changes to the Enhanced STAR tax exemption earlier this year, all residents age 65+ enrolled in Enhanced STAR now need to also be enrolled in the state’s Income Verification Program (IVP) to continue receiving their Enhanced STAR benefit. The deadline to enroll in IVP is March 1. If a resident …

Athletic teams and student athletes recognized for academic achievement

The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) recently recognized 209 Fayetteville-Manlius School District student-athletes as part of its fall 2018 Scholar-Athletes, meaning the students earned an individual grade point average of 90 or above. In addition, the association recognized all 12 of the district’s fall varsity sports teams as fall 2018 Scholar-Athlete …

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