There will be no Empire State After School Program on Monday, February 25 for School 2 students.
After an impressive season, the Troy High School Quiz Bowl team is once again qualified to compete in the National Academic Quiz Tournament in Atlanta this spring. Please consider making a donation to help make this opportunity a reality. Please click the link above to donate and to hear their stories. Volume up!
THIS EVENT WILL BE RESCHEDULED. DATE TBD.
Join us at Carroll Hill School on Tuesday, February 12 at 2:30 p.m. for a parent training on anxiety and depression in school age learners. Presented by the Parent Network of the Capital Region. Click the link above for more information.
During the February 6 Board of Education meeting, the Board voted unanimously to adopt “Level B” of the Alternative Veterans’ Tax Exemption. The determination was made with input from the public through a survey offered September 24 – October 26, 2018. Property owners in the Troy City School District should speak to their assessor to determine the impact on their tax bill. The exemption will be applied beginning with the July 2019 bill.
During the February 6 Board of Education meeting, Superintendent John Carmello presented Draft 1 of the proposed 2019-2020 Troy City School District budget. At $113,819,820, Draft 1 is 1.72 percent more than the previous year. This year’s tax cap is set at 1.89 percent. Troy City Schools are still underfunded my $11.9 million according to the Foundation Aid formula. The District needs an appropriate increase in State Aid in order to balance the budget. Click the link above to view the full presentation
Troy City School District residents interested in running for a Board of Education position should contact the Board of Education Office at 518-328-5070 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for nominating petitions. Must be a resident of TCSD for at least one year prior to May 21 vote. Nominating petitions must be submitted to the District Clerk no later than May 1 at 5 p.m. in order to appear on the ballot for the May 21, 2019 election.
With 296 graduates, Troy High School’s 2018 graduation rate is at 88 percent, up one percentage point from 2017. Troy High School is also five percentage points above the statewide graduation rate, and 15 percentage points above the statewide average for urban-suburban high needs districts.
Eight Grade students interested in the Troy Riverfront P-TECH program must submit their application packets by April 18. The packet includes: students application; parent application; teacher recommendation form; and school counselor recommendation form. Please click the link above for materials and additional information.
During the January 16 Board of Education Meeting, Superintendent John Carmello discussed the 2019-2020 Budget development process and Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s budget proposal. Draft 1 of the Troy CSD budget will be presented on February 6. The community will vote on Tuesday, May 21.