Schenectady schools to move to K-5 model

By Steven Cook
Thursday, August 29, 2013

The Schenectady City School District Board of Education voted Wednesday night to move the district toward restructuring its schools on a model that includes grade 6-8 middle schools districtwide.

The vote came after board president Cathy Lewis laid out the process for considering the new direction, which stretched back to late 2011.

Wednesday night’s vote, Lewis said, was to get the board on record, so planning for future building projects and proposals could move forward.

A full story on the vote is available HERE.

“I wanted to get documented, essentially for the future, what we were thinking at this point in time,” Lewis said. “Things will change. Things will change between the full implementation of this.”

Before the vote, each board member explained why they supported the plan, which was approved by a 6-0 vote, with board member Ronald Lindsay absent.

The board approved a resolution to restructure the district into three levels, schools with pre-kindergarten to fifth grade, schools with grades 6-8 and the high school with grades 9-12.

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