Schenectady district to hear proposal to consolidate two middle schools, sell Oneida building
SCHENECTADY Superintendent John Yagielski will reveal a proposal tonight to consolidate Schenectady’s two middle schools into one building.
The proposal is to make Mont Pleasant the only middle school. Oneida could be closed and possibly sold to Ellis Hospital. The hospital parking garage is across the street from the school.
School board President Cathy Lewis declined to give specifics, but confirmed that Yagielski will discuss the idea with the board at tonight’s meeting.
“In general, the situation is this: We’re under very tight budgetary constraints,” Lewis said. “I think that things will happen, for all school boards and school districts, at a faster speed than might have been desirable or even possible in the past.”
The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at Van Corlaer Elementary School, 2300 Guilderland Ave.