Tagged: GASD

Thursday Throwdown

The GASD tries to sweeten the listing to sell the former museum building (here). I suppose an empty, historic building in a residential neighborhood proves the ‘fiscal responsibility’ of the GASD board. Kudos. I’m going to speculate a bit here that as the original proposition...

Crazy in Broadalbin

If you want to see how misguided other cities are toward economic development and their historic buildings, look no further than this article in the Recorder ( Historic buildings get a facelift.): Broadalbin native Dave Eglin has regained ownership of the three structures, located at...

Coming Soon: GASD Report Cards

As I mentioned a while back, I’ve been crunching some of the report cards on the elementary and middle school at GASD to compare against similar schools and local schools. I’ll be posting in pieces as they come off the press, so to speak; you...

Deja Vu All Over Again

With Fownes moving from their building on Elk Street, we now have another industrial building with an unknown destiny as to its future use. Of course, the proponents of demolition will likely see yet another opportunity to raze another building to develop the ultimate sign...

New York State Report Cards for GASD

Here is the page with reports I’ll try to drill into more detail but a cursory read reveals the following: — Generally an upward trend in elementary performance compared to prior years. Barkley continues to be a standout performer. — Significant performance gap compared to...

Financial Head Scratcher

I’m completely confounded by this statement concerning the GASD fund balance (here): Perillo said “people are getting hung up by the amount of money we used from the fund balance,” but the additional $3 million of fund balance used is a result of “watchful spending”...

GASD School District Aid

Here is a breakdown of the impact on GASD School District Aid from the proposed Executive Budget: Overall change in State Aid is down $565K excluding Building and Building Incentives. If you include Building and Building Incentives, then aid to GASD falls $1.0 million. Using...

Sunday Drive

I’m not all that inspired today so I’m going to highlight some other posts and blogs that I find relevant. Here they are and why: – Talk verus walk (here) : PK Dick lays out the complexity of the issues/obstacles/problems facing the district and then...