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Debate continues over Schenectady school model

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Dozens of parents packed the Schenectady City School District Board of Education meeting Wednesday to argue for K-8 schools. It was standing room only in the hot room at Schenectady High School, but 50 parents stuck it out for hours to make their statements and then listen to the board’s debate. They left without any answers. The board did not make a final decision, but board members suggested they might keep Central Park International Magnet ...

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gina99
July 18, 2013
7:41 a.m.

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The parents have spoken. Too bad only Chestnut and Lewis are listening. Go to all K-8 neighborhood schools. Trash useless K-5 "models". Randy Pierre is right and foreign languages are not the only thing parents want. We want safe, neighborhood schools. Stop busing children in every direction while destroying neighborhoods.

JIMOCONNOR
July 18, 2013
8:09 a.m.

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OK...If I'm newly married, a child on the way. I read this article. What would entice me to buy a home in this district.

Its good to vacate Elmer.

Is Keane such a mess because the diocese owns it? It's a pig stye. I can not see a child's, parent's, or staff's self image bolstered in such a filthy confined dump. Why buy it?

The article goes on to describe a mish-mash of a 'long range plan' with glimpses of demographics, but no income data. The two concrete actions are the board's transparency, and its early inoculation of the public to the fact that the plan's actualization will require at least three referendums.

If you want me to invest money and my unborn's future in the district, do not hold a public hearing/event until you have a game plan.

Customers like their sausages cooked and presented. We do not like seeing them being made.

artbarb
July 21, 2013
1:08 p.m.

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If you're a homeowner GOOD LUCK! on selling your home to move to a better school district! neighborhood!
What does the tax assessor do all day long? fiddle while Schenectady burns?
street #; St Name; date sold; sale price; tax value sold < taxed
1173 McClellan 4/21/11 113,500 158,800 -29%
908 McClellan 6/29/11 6,700 97,900 -93%
1252 Keyes Ave 12/16/11 104,500 167,500 -38%
851 Central pkwy 1/11/12 80,000 136,000 -41%
851 Central pkwy 1/11/12 80,000 136,000 -41%
1101 Dean St 2/29/12 48,000 116,400 -59%
1702 Lenox Rd 4/17/12 82,000 129,800 -37%
1702 Lenox Rd 4/17/12 82,000 129,800 -37%
1801 Grand Blvd 6/22/12 98,000 165,100 -41%
1118 Earl Ave 8/8/12 95,000 124,800 -24%
873 Wright 8/14/12 150,000 184,700 -19%
1471 Lexington Ave 8/20/12 117,500 161,700 -27%
1522 Union St. 9/11/12 55,000 117,800 -53%
1603 Grand Blvd 12/4/12 117,500 161,700 -27%
1560 Grand 12/17/12 90,000 142,500 -37%
1871 Eastern Ave 1/18/13 75,000 161,200 -53%
873 Wright 3/14/13 55,000 163,200 -66%
873 Wright 3/14/13 55,000 163,200 -66%
1155 Phoenix 3/28/13 125,000 150,600 -17%
1101 Ardsley 4/11/13 150,000 185,000 -19%
522 Plymouth Ave 5/13/13 74,500 112,900 -34%
601 Bedford Rd 5/15/13 75,000 96,800 -23%
1230 Baker Ave 5/26/13 86,000 145,800 -41%
1470 Nott St FS 95,900 131,700 -27%
1149 Summer Ave FS 115,000 166,300 -31%

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