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NYSUT Files Lawsuit Against State over School Funding Cuts

Albany, N.Y. Sept. 16, 2020 — New York State United Teachers today announced it has filed a lawsuit against the state over reductions in state school aid for districts across New York, seeking the release of money withheld in July, August and September and an injunction against future withholding of or delayed school funding payments. The lawsuit filed in Albany County Supreme Court challenges the constitutionality of the unilateral executive budgetary powers provided for the state Division of Budget as part More »

Onondaga Community College 2020 Annual 9/11 Commemoration Ceremony Gallery 

Onondaga Community College released pictures of their Annual 9/11 Commemoration Ceremony.  Due to COVID-19 many annual commemoration programs have been smaller or held virtually due to social distancing concerns. The following is a gallery of Onondaga Community College’s Annual Event. The gallery includes, an acrylic in the college’s Gordon Student Center honoring class of 1972 More »

IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO TAKE FALL CLASSES! OCC’s Condensed Fall Semester Class Schedule Begins in October

Onondaga Community College is providing expanded options to students of all ages interested in taking college classes this fall. Registration is now open for fall semester courses offered in a highly concentrated, 7-week period. These condensed fall semester courses begin Monday, October 19. Courses are being offered in more than two dozen disciplines. The list More »

DOH Sending Letter to School Districts Requiring Them to Report Number of Known Positive Cases on a Daily Basis Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8 – New ‘Public Dashboard’ Announced

New Publicly Available Dashboard Will Be Available Here Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 9 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York school districts will be required to provide the Department of Health with daily data on the number of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in each school beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8. The information will be More »

Special Provision Options Announcement for SCSD School Meals

Special Provision Options (Provision 2 Non-Base Year & Community Eligibility Provision) The Syracuse City School District has announced they will continue with the Community Eligibility Provision for the 2020-2021 school year, serving meals to children served under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program, which would allow for children at all SCSD schools/sites More »

Governor Cuomo Deploys SWAT Team to SUNY Oneonta to Contain COVID-19 Cluster

Follows Decision by Chancellor Malatras to Suspend In-Person Instruction at SUNY Oneonta for Two Weeks DOH to Deploy 71 Contact Tracers and Eight Case Investigators  State Will Open Three Free Rapid Testing Sites in Oneonta with Results in 15 Minutes Site Locations Will Be Announced Today State Guidance for Infection Rates on College Campuses Available More »

Governor Cuomo Issues Guidance for Infection Rates on College Campuses Following Reports of Students at Large Gatherings

Guidance for Colleges Available Here Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today issued guidance for infection rates on college campuses and mitigation actions schools must take when the infection rate rises above certain levels. The guidance comes following reports of students at large gatherings, and experiences in other states with clusters developing with return to in-person classes. More »

Le Moyne Community Internship Initiative Launched to Aid in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic; Syracuse, Onondaga County to be First Partners

To better connect with and serve the local community – particularly government agencies, non-profit organizations and small businesses – the Le Moyne Community Internship Initiative (LCII) has been launched. The goal of the LCII is to work with organizations to create and promote projects or internships that address their most immediate needs. At a time when More »

Registration Links for Testing of Faculty & Staff in Our Schools

Here are the days and links for upcoming school testing opportunities for faculty and staff of our local school districts . Information provided by Onondaga County Executive J. Ryan McMahon II LaFayette & Onondaga Central Schools: Wednesday, August 26th at LaFayette High School, located at 3122 US Route-11, Lafayette, NY 13084. Link for registration: More »