Saratoga Springs City School District

A voting machine

A contentious race for school board in Saratoga Springs has come to an end. Though the tone of the campaign was sometimes negative, the winning candidates say they’re looking forward to working together on the school board.

Candidates for Saratoga Springs school board meet at Saratoga Springs High School
Lucas Willard / WAMC

Seven candidates are vying for three open seats on the Saratoga Springs City School District Board of Education. The at-times contentious campaign has focused on the issue of safety, after the school board last fall chose not to renew a practice that allowed grounds monitors to carry guns. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports on a forum held Wednesday night with the candidates.

A group that organized after the Saratoga Springs City School District decided to disarm certain grounds monitors is entering the upcoming race for school board.

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed, Editor for The Daily Gazette, about the $800 million expansion by Regeneron, a biotechnology company in East Greenbush, N.Y. They also discuss armed grounds monitors in the Saratoga Springs City School District.

Saratoga County Sheriff's Office

The Saratoga Springs City School District made headlines twice this week. The district has responded to the arrest of its school board president and a critical audit from the state comptroller’s office.