Policy updates on school board agenda
CHATEAUGAY — The Chateaugay Central School Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13.
Agenda items include an executive session for the purpose of discussing personnel matters as they relate to specific individuals and contractual matters; financial reports; the elementary ski trip; and policy updates.
The public is welcome.
E’town-Lewis School Board meeting Tuesday
ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School Board of Education will hold their regular monthly meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, in the Conference Room. It’s anticipated the Board will meet in executive session at 6 PM.
Among other action, board members will discuss a preliminary draft of district goals for the next school year; recognize student and staff achievements; receive an update from the school’s architect; and appoint personnel to various positions. The agenda is available online at www.elcsd.org.
All are welcomed and encouraged to attend.
Peru School Board to meet Tuesday
PERU — The Peru Central School Board will discuss a successor collective bargaining agreement, multi-year finance plan and other items at its meeting set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, in the community room adjacent to the main entrance of Peru Jr./Sr. High School.
An executive session associated with particular personnel matters will take place immediately after the 6 p.m. start. Public session is expected to resume at about 7 p.m.
The meeting is open to the public.
Beekmantown Council sets 2014 meeting dates
BEEKMANTOWN — The Beekmantown Town Council has set the dates for regularly monthly meetings in the year to come.
The 7 p.m. sessions will take place: Jan. 21, Feb. 18, March 18, April 15, May 20, June 17, July 15, Aug. 19, Sept. 16, Oct. 21, Nov. 18 and Dec. 16.
Work meetings are scheduled for 7 p.m. the first Monday of each month.
Sessions take place at the Town Hall, 571 Spellman Road. All are open to the public, and the meeting room is handicap-accessible.
Deadline nears for HELP tuition reimbursement
ALBANY — The deadline for firefighters to apply to the Higher Education Learning Plan (HELP) for spring 2014 tuition reimbursement is Feb. 1.
The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) initiative, which is offered statewide to qualified individuals attending community colleges, is geared towards recruiting and retaining volunteer firefighters.
The reimbursement, made available to firefighters in volunteer companies, is in exchange for maintaining good grades and fulfilling service requirements with their fire department.
Under FASNY HELP, an individual who hasn’t already achieved a college degree or has not taken 80 or more college credits is eligible for up to 100 percent tuition reimbursement.
Recently, FASNY HELP has been expanded to cover online courses taken through Empire State College.
The program is made possible by a $4.2 million dollar U.S. Department of Homeland Security Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant awarded to FASNY.
For more information, visit http://tinyurl.com/kfs2uf6.