Guilderland Central School District

Far fewer police were called to the scene one week ago when an email bomb threat came in to an administrator’s email from a student’s school account. 



Lead-testing results are in for Farnsworth Middle School, and there are 95 water outlets that must be remediated in some way, even simply by labeling them “for hand-washing only.” However, 7 of the 95 actionable sites are outlets that were used for drinking or cooking.

A total of 98 sinks or water fountains in the Guilderland school district’s five elementary schools have been found to contain lead levels higher than the allowable amount. The highest number of unsafe outlets was found at the newest school.

Guilderland school district reported test results showing water in all five elementary schools have lead levels in some outlets above the safety threshold.

Alicia Rizzo, principal of Lynnwood Elementary School, will be absent for a month for a medical procedure, from Sept. 22 through Oct. 24, she wrote in a Sept. 15 letter to parents.

Veteran science teacher Alan Fiero, who started the popular butterfly station at Farnsworth Middle School and ran it for many years, is worried about the way it has been managed since his resignation.

Over the summer, the Guilderland school district found lead — below the allowable threshold — in the kitchens of five of its schools, and repiped all of the kitchens right away, although no remediation was legally required.

Guilderland and Voorheesville varsity golf teams competed on Monday, Aug. 29, early in the season after each team had won one match and lost one match.

GUILDERLAND — The school board here has new leaders, elected in split votes on July 5 at its annual reorganizational meeting.

GUILDERLAND — More than two years after the Guilderland School District, faced with declining enrollment, sought ways to contend with empty classrooms, the school board Tuesday agreed to a contract with Victory Child Care.


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