A vacancy has opened on the GAPS Budget Committee. Applications for this volunteer position are now being accepted to complete the three-year term, ending on June 30, 2019.
Applications are due by March 23.
Budget Committee Vacancy Timeline
March 12: Vacancy during new business agenda. Vacancy declared.
March 13: Vacancy is publicly announced. Applications are available online.
March 23: Applications due to the District Office.
April 2: Completed applications are emailed to Board members.
April 9: Board work session to interview applicants, 5 p.m.
April 9: Regular Board meeting. Board members select new Budget Committee member, 7 p.m.
April 16: Budget Committee meeting. New committee member participates.
If you have questions, please email Jim Haggart.
The prep work is nearly done for the major bond-funded construction projects. Planning has included seeking permits, planning for logistics for each site, creating a work timeline and, of course, designing the projects.
Construction work will start as soon as school is out at South Albany High School, West Albany High School, the new elementary school near Timber Ridge, the replacement of Oak Grove Elementary and the middle school vocational/CTE classrooms.
It is an exciting time. We will share more details as the work progresses. Here are design concept videos for each project:
Questions about the bond? Check out our new Frequently Asked Questions page.
Annual Read Across America events are celebrated in schools around the country in March. Officially on March 2, it is in honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday and a way to encourage and celebrate reading, especially among younger students.
The event is in its 21st year. Typically, it includes Dr. Seuss-themed hats, clothing, guest readers and special lunch menus.
GAPS students will enjoy a special menu on March 2, including Green Eggs and Ham for breakfast and Poodle’s Noodles Macaroni and Cheese for lunch.
Guest readers will host storytime at GAPS elementary schools. This week, Albany firefighters read to GAPS elementary students and OSU student athletes read books to Liberty Elementary students.
Early bird registration ends tomorrow for the annual iRun for Kids fundraiser on March 17. Shirts are guaranteed for participants who register before Feb. 23.
All proceeds benefit Albany Public Schools Foundation programs for students. Learn more or register on the APSF website.