Lead testing to continue at schools

To ensure the well-being of students and staff, Herkimer Central School District will continue testing the water in both school buildings for lead during September and October. With increasing news about the dangers of lead in schools, the district decided in June to conduct voluntarily testing for lead in advance of new state regulations, which … Continue reading “Lead testing to continue at schools”

State officials urge safety around school buses

With the start of the school year upon us, Herkimer Central School joins traffic safety officials and law enforcement to remind motorists to use extra caution and stop for school buses when the flashing lights are on. “Everyone just needs to slow down, use caution, pay attention and stop for school buses,” said Terri Egan, executive … Continue reading “State officials urge safety around school buses”

Herkimer students to join Project Lead The Way

New educational opportunities are available starting this fall for Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School students, thanks to a shared services agreement with Frankfort-Schuyler Central School District. Six Herkimer students will be the first to travel to Frankfort-Schuyler to participate in Project Lead The Way, a rigorous and innovative science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) program offering … Continue reading “Herkimer students to join Project Lead The Way”

Reduced tuition available for College Now courses

Beginning in the fall of 2016, Herkimer County Community College will require high school students to pay $53 per credit (or $159 per three-credit course) to receive college credit for College Now courses. For the past two years, the college has offered these courses at no charge to students. Prior to that, students paid tuition … Continue reading “Reduced tuition available for College Now courses”

Tests show lead levels below federal limits

Recent test results showed that a majority of water outlets tested in the Herkimer Central School District meet federal standards for safe lead levels, and one outlet that tested with higher levels is being replaced. “The district is very pleased with the results of this testing,” Superintendent Robert J. Miller said. “It confirms that our … Continue reading “Tests show lead levels below federal limits”