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Niskayuna may take tuition students

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The Niskayuna Central School District Board of Education may allow students from outside the district to pay tuition to attend school in Niskayuna as a way to bring in extra revenue. It seems it’s not such a straightforward issue, however. There are questions about how such a program would work and whether it really would bring in money or ultimately cost the district. And then there’s the question of whether outside students would even take ...

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November 24, 2013
7:48 a.m.

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I don't like the idea. If you have a 2 million deficit more time should be spent on saving $500,000 here or $500,000 there. I know someone that just withdrew their kid from Niskayuna because of a large class size. They supposedly had an unanticipated enrollment jump with district transfers. Ever dollar counts but... I don't like this idea. Time better spent focusing elsewhere.

November 24, 2013
6:38 p.m.

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A great idea and something that Niskayuna used to do. With no County Charter School option this is vital to many City parents stuck in a failing, dangerous school system.

November 24, 2013
8:03 p.m.

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If we had school choice then we could send our kids to the best schools around. The problem is the teachers union always stops it by buying off the politicians with campaign funds. School Choice....