Proposed 2019-20 budget maintains programs; keeps levy under limit

Menands residents will visit the polls on Tuesday, May 21 to vote on a proposed $9.04 million spending plan for the 2019-2020 school year. Under the board’s adopted budget for the 2019-2020 school year, spending would increase by $307,987 over the current year, or by 3.53 percent. Increased high school tuition rates, special education costs …

Transportation forms now available online

All students who attend private, parochial or high school and need transportation next year, should fill out the following form: Transportation Form. This form is also accessible at menands.org/about-us/forms/ and menands.org/about-us/student-registration/ The deadline is April 15. If you have any questions, please contact Sue McCormick at smccormick@menands.org   

Superintendent Message: Capital Project Update

Since breaking ground on Oct. 30, 2018, the building and grounds have already undergone significant changes, as part of the voter-approved capital project.  The first of three additions is nearing completion. This will result in the new and enlarged cafeteria being open to students upon the return from April break. The work on the two …

Menands BOE attends NYSSBA conference

Menands Board of Education President Jeff Masline and two other board members attended the 2019 NYSSBA Capital Conference. This is an exceptional professional development opportunity for board members to learn from the NYSSBA governmental relations team, familiarize themselves with the most up-to-date budget information, and hear from and speak with Commissioner MaryEllen Elia.

Changes in arrival, dismissal procedures

The first phase of the capital construction project will include work being done to the entrance by the cafeteria to create what will be the new main entrance and the expansion to the cafeteria. It will also include additions for a Pre-K classroom and a new middle school wing. During this work, the entrances and exits …

School Path closed until further notice

Due to the building project and construction occurring at Menands School, the path that runs from the village to the school will be closed until further notice.  For safety purposes, pedestrian traffic will not be allowed.  Your understanding and cooperation is appreciated.

From Vision to Reality: Menands begins Capital Project

Four years ago during a regularly scheduled board meeting, the idea was born. Board members had decided to tour the current Menands Union Free School District’s campus to identify spaces that showed room for improvement. This prompted a series of board retreats and subsequent conversations, Menands Superintendent Maureen Long told a crowd of local dignitaries, …

How we communicate about delays, closings

At times the weather makes travel to school difficult. When this occurs to ensure safety, a decision may be made to delay or cancel the opening of school. We make the decision thoughtfully and as early as possible. The information is posted to our webpage, using the local media/TV, and shared through the Everbridge Notification …