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Senator Farley Discusses Library Funding

On March 5th, the New York State Library Association held a Lobby Day and Rally in Albany with the priorities of gaining support for public libraries and restoring funding. State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) attended both the rally and the meeting held in the Well of the Legislative Office Building. Senator Farley has been a longtime supporter of libraries and is the current Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Libraries. "I am proud to have been a lifelong advocate for libraries, and will continue my efforts to assist them in meeting the needs of the public," Senator Farley said.

Senator Farley Greets Town of Webb Union Free School Superintendent

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting with Town of Webb Union Free School District Superintendent Rex Germer on March 5th in Albany. They discussed funding and other educational issues affecting Superintendent Germer's school.

Senator Farley Discusses Educational Issues With Nisky Board

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) met with Niskayuna Central School District Board Members on March 7th in Albany to discuss school funding and educational issues. Among those in the meeting were Jeanne Sosnow, Deb Oriola, Don Cazer and Robert Winchester.

Senator Farley Meets Student of the Year Florizabeth Esquivel

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting Florizabeth Esquivel of Schenectady on March 6th at the Legislative Office Building in Albany. She was honored as a "Student of the Year" by the Association for Continuing/Community Education.

She was nominated by the Washington Irving Adult and Continuing Education Center for the "Student of the Year" award.

Senator Farley Salutes Continuing Education

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting Florizabeth Esquivel of Schenectady on March 6th at the Legislative Office Building in Albany. She was honored as a "Student of the Year" by the Association for Continuing/Community Education.

From left, Senator Farley meets with Chief Administrator at Washington Irving Adult and Continuing Education Center Jesse Roylance, Florizabeth Esquivel, and Michael Taetz of  Washington Irving Adult and Continuing Education Center. 

Senator Farley Honors New York State Superintendent of the Year

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) met with Shenendehowa Central School District representatives on March 11th in Albany and discussed education issues and school funding. At the meeting, Senator Farley also had the pleasure of honoring Dr. L. Oliver Robinson as the New York State Superintendent of the Year. Dr. Robinson received the award from the New York State Council of School Superintendents and Senator Farley presented him with a Senate Citation recognizing the honor. At Shenendehowa, Dr. Robinson's "Commitment to Excellence" resulted in a Regents graduation rate of over 90 percent, and all K-8 schools exceeding annual yearly progress benchmarks. Also representing Shenendehowa at the meeting were Gary DiLallo, Rick Mincher and John Phelan.

Senator Farley Discusses Educational Issues With Burnt Hills - Ballston Lake Board

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) met with Elizabeth Herkenham and Lee-Ann Mertzlufft, members of the Board of Education at Burnt Hills - Ballston Lake Central School District on March 11th. They discussed educational issues and school funding.

SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE PASSES BILL TO CURB CHEATING ON ACADEMIC PAPERS

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R - Schenectady) reported the New York State Senate recently passed a bill to prevent students from cheating by prohibiting the sale or purchase of dissertations, term papers, and similar academic documents online. The legislation (S2405) would prevent academic fraud by discouraging Internet-based services from selling educational papers to students.

Most academic institutions have plagiarism policies in place whereby students who engage in such activity are punished. However, currently there is no New York State law that deters online entities from offering educational papers for sale.

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Senator Farley Tours School in 49th Senatorial District

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) visited Niskayuna Central School officials on July 30th to discuss school aid and other educational issues. Pictured, from left, are Superintendent Susan Kay Salvaggio, Senator Farley, Board of Education President Deborah Oriola, and Board of Education member Bob Winchester.

For more information, visit http://www.niskayunaschools.org/district/news/2013-14/district-thanks-Senator-Farley-073013.htm .

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Elementary and Secondary Education Joint Legislative Budget Hearing Slated

The second Joint Legislative Hearing, in a series of 13 hearings, will be held today, Tuesday, January 28.

During the Elementary and Secondary Education hearing, which is part of the legislative process to review the 2014-2015 Executive Budget, education officials and representatives of education advocacy organizations will have an opportunity to address the Senate and Assembly fiscal committees.

These joint legislative hearings will continue through Tuesday, February 11 and are available for live viewing on the Senate and Assembly websites, but will be preempted when the houses are in session. At the conclusion of the legislative deliberations, live televised coverage of the hearings will resume.

 

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