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Transfer Application Window Open

Posted on: February 2, 2017

2017-18 School Year Transfer Application Window Open Until February 28th at 5:00 p.m.

The on-line application is located on our District website in the Transfer Requests link under the Parents tab.  Please call the district office if you have any questions.

Register now for iRun fundraiser for Albany Public Schools Foundation

Posted on: January 28, 2017

Registration is now open for the annual fundraising run to benefit Albany Public Schools Foundation on March 11. The annual event is one of the main fundraisers to support foundation-sponsored programs for GAPS students.

Participants can register for a 5K or 10 mile run. There will also be a kids dash for the youngest kids.

Register online. 

See the event poster for more information.

Watch the video of last year’s event.

Timber Ridge’s Drama Performance

Posted on: January 25, 2017

Timber Ridge’s drama season is in full swing.  We have begun practicing for our upcoming show, Lady Pirates of the Caribbean.  We will have three shows.  March 16th, 17th, and 18th.  All shows will be at 6:00 p.m.

“Like” our page at https://www.facebook.com/trsdrama/

Upcoming Fundraiser:

On February 18th, Timber Ridge is hosting a coronation for Princess Perfection’s newest Polynesian Princess.  There will be a full, interactive performance at 10:00 a.m. for $10.00 a ticket.  At this show, you will also get a sneak peek at our upcoming musical.  Spiderman will be the MC for the performance.  The whole performance will be available on DVD for $5.00.

A bazaar will also take place in the gym and cafeteria after the performance.  Food will be available for purchase and there will be a raffle with a large number of prizes.  Photos with the princess of your choice will be available for $5.00.  You will receive an electronic copy with the rights to printing.  Activities will be available for free to children while you are browsing.  Princesses and superheros will be playing games with the children, painting nails, and face painting.  There will be a lot for everyone to do.

Proceeds from the event will benefit our Drama Program and help us finish replacing our lights.

School Board approves bond proposal for May election

Posted on: January 23, 2017

The School Board unanimously voted to send a $159 million bond measure to voters in the May 16, 2017, election.

The measure would:

  • Make upgrades and improvements, including replacing roofs, siding, windows, plumbing, electrical systems in schools around the District.
  • Make energy improvements, including replacing old, inefficient high maintenance heating/ventilation systems, doors, which would save energy costs.
  • Make safety/security upgrades, including automatic door locks, fire alarms, security cameras to improve the safety of students.
  • Make seismic upgrades to enable buildings to better withstand earthquakes.
  • Renovate and/or add classroom space to support vocational/technical classes for all district middle school buildings.
  • Renovate and add classrooms and a cafeteria at Oak Grove Elementary School; purchase property and construct a new elementary school in NE Albany to address growing enrollment and reduce overcrowding.
  • Complete the first phase of West Albany High School’s rebuild that would include new classrooms, commons, auditorium, cafeteria and administrative space; and multipurpose space for vocational/technical education and gymnasium uses at South Albany High School.

The bond proposal is the result of a more than two-year process to identify facility needs in the District. The projects were reviewed by architects and recommended by a community-based District Facilities Advisory Committee (DFAC) that was made up of community members, parents and staff members.

DFAC initially identified more than $250 million in facility needs. This proposal represents the School Board’s priority to balance the most critical needs and the cost to taxpayers. This bond proposal is expected to increase taxes by an estimated $.64 per $1,000 of assessed property value because the 2006 bond is expiring.

For more information, read the resolution and explanatory statement. 

Find more information on the bond information page.

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