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Malatras resigns after intense scrutiny, but will collect $450,000 in 2022, followed by $186,000 annually

Former SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras is done. He was granted a yearlong ‘study-leave’ with SUNy, which means Malatras will collect a $450,000 salary with benefits. He will also continue to be eligible for the state retirement system. Following that year-long hiatus, he ... MORE
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Former Geneva Agritech Director Donald Barton dead at 100

The Cornell College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) has announced the passing of former Cornell Agritech Director Donald Barton. He was 100. Barton died October 7 in Canandaigua. He joined the Cornell faculty in 1951 and became the ninth director of ... MORE
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Parents call for removal of controversial book from Auburn High School library

A group of Auburn parents is calling on the School Board to remove a book from the high school library. The Citizen reports the book is “All Boys Aren’t Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto,” by George M. Johnson. The book chronicles Johnson’s experiences growing up ... MORE
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INSIDE THE FLX: Morgan Kowalski discusses the Athena A.C.E. Scholarship program (podcast)

In this episode, I talk with Athena A.C.E. President Morgan Kowalski about the Athena A.C.E. scholarship, awarded each year to a woman in Seneca, Yates or eastern Ontario County whose education was interrupted for whatever reason. The scholarship can be used to ... MORE
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Cayuga Community College announces student accolades for Fall 2021

Cayuga Community College has announced student accolades for the Fall 2021 semester. Below are students from the Cayuga County area who were named to the President’s List, Provost’s List and Dean’s List. President’s List Full-time students who earn a minimum grade point ... MORE
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Martin Luther King III will speak at Syracuse University MLK observance January 30

The oldest son of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be the featured speaker at the Syracuse University MLK celebration. Syracuse.com reports Martin Luther King III, a civil rights activist, global humanitarian and political leader, will speak as part ... MORE
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Walworth seven year old’s generosity attracts Aldi attention, goes viral

A seven year old Walworth boy’s generosity has gone viral. Logan Schmitt wanted to raise money for his school’s food pantry. With the help of his Mom, Abbie, he raised $115. When she posted what Logan had done on the Aldi Aisle ... MORE
Waterloo going to remote learning beginning January 19

Waterloo going to remote learning beginning January 19

The Waterloo School District is the latest to announce it’s going to remote learning. In a letter to parents Friday, Superintendent Terri Bavis said next Tuesday will be a transition day for teachers. There will be no remote instruction that day. January ... MORE
SUNY Chancellor Malatras could receive $450,000 one-time severance, $245,000 annual salary after resignation

SUNY Chancellor Malatras could receive $450,000 one-time severance, $245,000 annual salary after resignation

SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras stands to make a lot of money in the coming months, according to his contract, which is ‘under review’. The Albany Times-Union reported this week that Malatras is eligible for a $450,000 one-year paid leave and lifetime employment ... MORE
Investigation of Geneva Superintendent wrapped up in November, no details, no word from School Board

Investigation of Geneva Superintendent wrapped up in November, no details, no word from School Board

The investigation into allegations against Geneva School Superintendent Patricia Garcia wrapped up in November, but there’s still no word on its finding and no action has been taken by the School Board. Sources told the Finger Lakes Times Garcia berated staff in ... MORE
Canandaigua

Canandaigua Superintendent, administrators step in as cafeteria help with several staff out

For some Canandaigua school students recently, the person serving them lunch in the cafeteria was the Superintendent. News 10 NBC reports some administrators have literally stepped up to the plate this week with a number of cafeteria staff out with COVID-19. Among ... MORE
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Hochul proposal would allow third parties to conduct road tests for school bus, truck drivers

Governor Kathy Hochul Wednesday announced a plan to address the COVID-related shortage of school bus and truck drivers. According to a news release: The initiative would allow qualified third parties to offer the road tests, which would create more testing locations statewide ... MORE
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Auburn School Board to leave vacancy unfilled until May election

The Auburn School Board has decided not to fill a vacant seat until the next regular election. The Citizen reports the decision came at Tuesday’s meeting. Joe Sheppard resigned from the board last October. The board’s options were to leave the seat ... MORE
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2022 Girl Scout Cookie Program underway with new cookie in this year’s lineup

The Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways (GSNYPENN) Council officially kicks off the 2022 Girl Scout Cookie Program® today and has a new cookie in the lineup. Brand-new flavor Adventurefuls™ is a brownie-inspired cookie with caramel-flavored crème and a hint of sea salt. Through ... MORE
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Cold weather, lack of bus drivers forces Auburn schools to close, others closed as well

No school in Auburn today. In a letter to parents Monday, Superintendent Jeff Pirozzolo said it’s because of a lack of bus drivers and this morning’s frigid cold. He says today will be treated as a traditional snow day. A number of ... MORE