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Dear AIC Families:
I write this letter to you with great sadness. Due to funding cuts caused by the economic impact of COVID-19, the City School District of Albany is restructuring the Albany International Center and our program will not have its own building for the 2020-21 school year.
We learned of the loss of funding three weeks ago, and our Board of Education restructured the AIC program as one of several measures aimed at addressing a loss of $20 million or more in state funding.
As a result, if you have a child in grades 7-12, he or she will be enrolled in a fully virtual model, as are all other district students in those grades as a result of these budget reductions.
If you have a child in grade 6, you can choose either the fully virtual model or the fully in-person model. Families selecting the in-person model would enroll at one of the three middle schools – North Albany Middle School, Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School or William S. Hackett Middle School – based on their home address. Our staff will be reaching out to you in the coming days to discuss these options.
Thomas J. Giglio