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Schenectady school district looks to slow changes

Criticism of shift to K-5 model prompts suggestion of delay

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It seemed like the Schenectady City School District Board of Education had pulled the plug on K-8 schools, but members may now be rethinking that decision. Two board members called for a slowdown on construction plans Wednesday in the wake of continued criticism from parents who want to leave the district’s kindergarten-through-eighth-grade schools alone. Two other board members enumerated several reasons they saw for rushing to renovate schools into K-5 buildings, but Superintendent Laurence Spring ...

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August 15, 2013
7:06 a.m.

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A complete waste of air and keystrokes. Not the poor reporter's, but the board's indecisiveness combined with a 'compromise' hall pass. PLEASE coalesce around one option. This inability to come up with a plan is embarrassingly dangerous. Having only one bathroom is a public health, not a parental rights issue. The leased buildings I've visited are filthy dank dungeons unfit for learning. Board members should make this a quadratic equation, see where variables intersect, shut up and vote so our kids can grow and learn safely.

August 15, 2013
7:53 a.m.

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More dithering and indecision. Where's new member Ed Kosiur on this issue? Go to a district wide K-8 model and stop wasting time. The parents and taxpayers have spoken. We can't afford endless construction. Reopen Howe on Baker Avenue to relieve any overcrowding.