Binghamton CSD

NYS Department of Education Releases Graduation Statistics

More New York state students graduated last year than the year before, according to a comprehensive study released by the state’s Department of Education this week. Statewide, the graduation rate went up nearly 2 percent from 2014 to 2015. Locally, Binghamton City School District saw a decrease in graduation rate from 60% in 2014 to…

Lockheed Martin Donates $150,000 to BOCES Program

Lockheed Martin has donated $150,000 to Broome-Tioga BOCES as they look to start a science, technology, engineering, and math, or STEM, hub. The STEM Hub of the Eastern Southern Tier will be created as part of BOCES’ School to Careers Partnership, which will fund the development of teaching and learning activities for teachers and students…

Five Local Students to Compete in Tioga Downs Scholarship Race

Five local high school students started to prepare this weekend for the 2014 Tioga Downs Scholarship Race. The scholarship race is set to take place on June 1st, and five local students are each working with a veteran Tioga Downs horseman to learn the basics of horsemanship preparation. After three weekends of preparation, students and…

Binghamton Schools Host Online Budget Chat

The Binghamton City School District is inviting its residents to join in an online budget chat with Superintendent Marion Martinez. The chat will take place from 6 to 7 on Thursday, and Martinez will be taking questions and providing answers in real time through the chat on the district’s website. Participants can login at binghamtonschools.org/budgetchat.aspx.…

Two Bids Awarded For MacArthur School Reconstruction

Two bids worth $14.2 million were awarded by the Binghamton school board on Tuesday as they look to start construction on the MacArthur Elementary School. Site work will be performed for $5.8 million by a Binghamton construction company, with Rochester-based LeChase Construction operating out of their Binghamton office to do structural work for $8.4 million.…

Binghamton Schools Planning To Increase Police Presence

The Binghamton City School District is looking to beef their security by adding two additional police officers at two district buildings. The district hopes to add one officer at East Middle School and another at West Middle School. The Binghamton Police officers would have their salaries paid for by the school, a cost of about…

Binghamton Residents Approve Capital Improvement Program

Residents in the Binghamton City School district Monday overwhelmingly supported plans for a $12 million capital improvement program that will mean changes at 10 buildings. Voters approved the two-year plan 417-97. The project will make improvements to 10 schools in the district, including new roofs, drainage systems and updating security. The $12 million cost includes…

Few Attend Binghamton School’s Capital Project Meeting

With voting for the Binghamton City School District’s capital project less than a week away, very few members of the public made an appearance at the district’s final meeting to discuss the project. Three people were in the audience Monday night for the presentation of the project, which would cost $12 million and call for…