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Parents urge Niskayuna board not to close school

Birchwood likely candidate because of size, location

Parents fill the auditorium at Van Antwerp Middle School for public comments during a Niskayuna School Board meeting on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 about the possible closing of Birchwood  School.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
Parents fill the auditorium at Van Antwerp Middle School for public comments during a Niskayuna School Board meeting on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 about the possible closing of Birchwood School.
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The Niskayuna Central School District Board of Education should look harder at options other than closing an elementary school, parents told the board Tuesday night. They questioned whether closing a school would create more problems than it would solve. More than 200 people packed the Van Antwerp Middle School auditorium for Tuesday night’s board meeting. A total of 36 parents signed up to speak at public comment. District officials tried to answer residents’ questions in ...

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