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Sometimes, school closings can't be helped

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No question about it: The crowd of 200 that assembled at Monday’s Niskayuna school board meeting to plead for the Van Antwerp Middle School made a compelling case: Why mess with success? But crowds of happy students and their families often make that argument, and there’s a good reason school boards can’t appease them: The crowd of angry taxpayers that would show up if the district proposed a 12 percent tax hike would undoubtedly be ...


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newyorker65
December 14, 2012
9:16 a.m.

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I thought it was Van Antwerp Middle School that they were considering closing... not Iroquois. I wonder if they have considered closing one of the elementary schools instead... would it be easier to merge the lower grades into the remaining 4 elementary schools instead of relocating all of one middle school students to the one remaining middle school?

jslomka
December 14, 2012
11:11 a.m.

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Indeed, the editorial mistakenly referred to the targeted school as Iroquois on second reference. It should have been Van Antwerp. - Joe Slomka, deputy opinion editor

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