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Niskayuna board delays vote on school closing

Residents lobby against proposal

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 debate over whether to close an elementary school will stretch into next week, as members of the Niskayuna Central School District Board of Education have asked for more information upon which to base their decision. The board put off a decision late Tuesday night after listening to two hours of comments from more than three dozen community residents and parents. Nearly all of the speakers urged the board not to close a school. Several ...


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