North scott elementary schools consolidating


20-May-2016 21:30

Small one roomed schools dotted the landscape until the first High School opened in 1886 in Hamburgh (now Glenville).

In 1889, Cullowhee High School opened and the school later turned into Western Carolina University.

That money, known as Title I funding, is allocated to schools with a higher percentage of low-income students.

Clackamas Elementary, which has some of the highest elementary test scores in the district, currently has more than 80 percent of its students who qualify for free or reduced lunch.

Then the plan would have to be approved by both the State Education Department and the state comptroller. Fralick said adding the .5 million capital project, which has been waiting for SED approval for two years, and other projects in the past the district could not go more than million above the cap.“I want to make sure that we are doing this by the book.

WATERTOWN — The Watertown City School District Board of Education and superintendent are taking the first steps toward considering consolidation of the district’s elementary schools. Fralick, superintendent of Watertown City Schools, presented the board with preliminary research and plans for consolidating the five elementary schools in the district.“I have been talking about this for a long time,” Mr. “The board has changed a lot and I think now is the time to have a serious conversation about this.”Mr. One of the plans is to build a large central kindergarten through fourth-grade school, which would move 1,700 students into a single building and could be around a million project.“We have five kindergarten through fourth-grade buildings and we can’t afford to keep it up,” Mr. “Our building aid from the state has gone down from 95 percent to about 85 percent.”The other plan is to build a single building near H. Wiley Intermediate School, which is an 85-acre campus, for all third- through fourth-grade students and move kindergarten through second-grade students from North and Starbuck Elementary schools to Ohio, Sherman and Knickerbocker Elementary schools.“There’s a difference of opportunity at those three schools.

They don’t have (strong) PTOs and can’t raise enough money to take field trips.

So we are taking our time,” the superintendent said.

He said after he gets feedback from the district Board of Education public information meetings will be held throughout the district.“There’s going to be a point when we are going to have to face this idea,” Mr. “The district can’t keep going this way.” Thousands of readers like you have made Northern New York Newspapers the number one ranked website* for local news and sports coverage in the north country.

Rather, it should look at further cutting its budget by going back to the negotiating table with teachers, or cutting down on entertainment costs. While Tamy Drog, a Sojourner parent, said she felt confident that the school board is open-minded and concerned for the schools, Polly Lugosi seemed less optimistic. The district will present additional proposals in the coming weeks, including information on schedule changes, higher student activity fees, and fewer graduation requirements.