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Schenectady school officials expand building project

Plan would shut five schools, end all leases

A 2012 file image of Oneida School in Schenectady.
A 2012 file image of Oneida School in Schenectady.
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Five schools would be closed and Keane might be purchased in the much-expanded building project proposal for the Schenectady City School District. The project will be voted on by the public at a referendum in January. No date has been set. The goal is to turn all of the elementary schools into buildings for pre-K through fifth grade. Three middle schools — Oneida, Mont Pleasant and Central Park — would house all of the district’s ...

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gina99
November 21, 2013
7:20 a.m.

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Wait a week there will be a new plan. This school board still refuses to go to an all K-8 model which every educational expert says is better than the current mish mosh. The cost of this "proposal" will bankrupt every City taxpayer. The State should take over this school district and Democratic dysfunctional City Hall.

decarlo4
November 21, 2013
10:44 a.m.

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thank god I don't live in Schenectady

schdyres1
November 21, 2013
10:50 a.m.

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Gina99: Please cite "every educational expert" that says K-8 is better. Many studies have been done on the subject, and have found no clear difference, given that other factors are the same.
Show how this "proposal" will bankrupt every City taxpayer.
Broad statements such as these do not solve the problems facing the Schenectady City School district.

You sound like an interested person, so be part of the solution.

schdypete
November 21, 2013
1:33 p.m.

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Gina99 has something to say about every single article that is posted on this website. Thank you schdyres1 for bringing to light the fact that her opinions are broad with no real basis for them, or anything to back them up. I went through Schenectady schools my entire life and it was just fine. Elementary K-5, Oneida 6-8, as well as Schenectady High School. To another point, in which the district will change it before it happens, it most likely will. There will always be setbacks in the process that have to be adjusted. Though they won't be major, they will happen. It happens all the time. Think before you type and back your thoughts and opinions with hard evidence instead of a biased unbacked opinion, of which you may think you're entitled to.

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