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Schenectady could lose an elementary school

By Kathleen Moore
Thursday, April 11, 2013

The city’s smallest elementary unit, Franklin D. Roosevelt School, may be closed in favor of restoring art and music classes.

Superintendent Laurence Spring explained the closure after The Gazette’s deadline at Wednesday’s school board meeting. Board members contacted Thursday said they generally supported the idea.

A copy of the most recent budget proposal is available below.

The city leased the former St. Adalbert’s parish school building in 2008 to open FDR; current enrollment there is about 150. Closing the school would save $233,000, allowing the district to eliminate an administrator, a custodian, a cleaner, a secretary and a part-time nurse.

It would also put the district over the amount that it had to cut to get its 2013-2014 budget in the black. The district has now cut $300,000 more than absolutely necessary — and board members are eager to undo some cuts.

A full story on the budget is available HERE.

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