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On Central School, GAPS will seek more info

Written October 11th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Before they decide what to do about the Central and Takena buildings, Albany school officials need a lot more information, in the opinion of interim Superintendent Rob Saxton.

Decision about Central School is coming up

Written October 9th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Whether Albany’s historic Central School remains an elementary school may be decided on Monday. People interested in that issue get a chance to talk about it at a school board “listening session” from 5 to 6:30 that evening at the school.

A plan to close Central Elementary School

Written September 14th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

A surprising development popped up during Monday’s meeting of the Albany School Board: There’s a plan to close Central School as an elementary school and use it for other district programs.

Students push back on new class schedule

Written May 31st, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Three students at West are worried about the common class schedule for 2021-22 that was announced for West and South Albany high schools last week. They’re so concerned that they launched a petition asking the school board to take another look.

Expect three new faces on GAPS board

Written March 21st, 2021 by Hasso Hering

On rides last week and again Sunday, this was the only campaign sign for Albany School Board I had seen. It reminded me that the filing deadline for the May 18 elections was last Thursday, and it led to a surprise.

Distance learning: Here’s part of Albany’s cost

Written August 21st, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Greater Albany Public Schools is trying to make sure all students from kindergarten through 12th grade have their own computer with which to take part in the online distance learning the district will offer this fall. I wondered about one part of the cost, and I got an answer today.

New Albany schools may get some use

Written August 13th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Albany’s newest school buildings probably won’t sit completely empty when the school year starts even though, because of the corona crisis, all instruction will be done online.

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