COVID-19/Coronavirus Updates & Resources

All Fayetteville-Manlius school buildings are closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health situation. For updated information from the school district, including important notices, learning and childcare resources, and food distribution plans, please go to this page.

Board of education to hold special meeting June 1

The Fayetteville-Manlius School District Board of Education will hold a special meeting 6 p.m. June 1. Amid concerns of the COVID-19 public health crisis, Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order exempting municipal and school boards from provisions of the state Open Meetings Law that require public access to locations where government meetings are conducted. …

Budget public hearing rescheduled to June 1

The Fayetteville-Manlius School District Board of Education’s public hearing on the proposed 2020-21 budget was planned to take place during the board’s May 26 meeting and conducted via livestream  on the district’s YouTube channel. However, a power failure at that time prohibited the livestream.  The board rescheduled the hearing to 6 p.m. June 1.  Amid …

Strategic plan guided 2020-21 budget development

The 2019-20 school year was the first year of the Fayetteville-Manlius School District’s new three-year strategic plan. Feedback that students, parents, board of education members, administrators, faculty and staff members shared through a series of surveys and focus groups helped shape the final plan, which the district unveiled in fall 2019. Some goals within the …

Board of education student member position to be on ballot

Fayetteville-Manlius School District voters will decide whether the F-M Board of Education will continue the practice of including a non-voting student member. The board approved a policy in 2015 that allows the board to add a student member, pending voter approval. In 2016, voters approved the proposition, and four students, including the 2019-20 school year …

Four seek election to board of education

On June 9, residents will elect three members of the Fayetteville-Manlius School District Board of Education.  The board is the official policy-making body of the school district. It is responsible for carrying out the laws and regulations pertaining to the education of the community’s children. It adopts school district policy, curriculum and programs of study, …

Budget communications include Let’s Talk! and video presentation

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed some aspects of how the Fayetteville-Manlius School District is sharing information about its proposed operating budget for the 2020-21 school year.  District residents will still be receiving in the mail the district’s traditional 8-page newsletter that focuses on the $88.30 million budget proposal, and information will continue to be shared …

Proposed 2020-21 budget public hearing scheduled for May 26

The Fayetteville-Manlius School District is bracing for a challenging budget year for 2020-21 as the COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to a state budget gap that New York state officials are partially filling with monies that had been promised to schools.  The adopted state budget freezes foundation aid at the current school year’s level, which is $250,000 …

May 15 COVID-19 update: An opportunity to celebrate seniors; tennis courts reopen; another musical performance shared

Mark your calendars: A national graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020 will be taking place at 8 p.m. May 16 and will provide Fayetteville-Manlius School District seniors an opportunity to celebrate with their families and peers near and far. The Council of Chief State School Officers is partnering with XQ Institute on Graduate Together: …

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