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Schenectady board hopes state money sways voters

$70 million available if middle school conversion OKd

Central Park Middle School in Schenectady is pictured.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
Central Park Middle School in Schenectady is pictured.
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If voters say yes, Schenectady will get $70 million from the state to turn its middle schools into small learning communities divided by grade, school officials said. “That’s the message we have to get out there. This money is ours. All we need is a ‘yes’ vote to get it,” said Robert Hendricks, executive director of Educational Legacy Planning Group. Hendricks was hired by the school district to lead the design of the new middle ...

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