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Niskayuna schools configuration is topic of forum

Niskayuna schools configuration is topic of forum

A public forum on Niskayuna school configuration options, including options to close a school, is se

A public forum on Niskayuna school configuration options, including options to close a school, is set for Tuesday evening at Van Antwerp Middle School.

The forum is to run from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Van Antwerp auditorium.

The district’s Facilities Utilization Advisory Committee presented three options to the school board last month. The board is now considering those options.

The forum is aimed at allowing the community to learn more about the options, ask questions and give feedback, officials said.

The final three options are:

•Consolidate five elementary schools into four, leaving the district’s two middle schools as they are.

•Consolidate five elementary schools into four schools grades K to 4; have grades 5 and 6 at the current Van Antwerp Middle School; and grades 7 and 8 at the current Iroquois Middle School.

•Create a “middle school campus” focused on the current Rosendale Elementary School and Iroquois Middle School, located near each other. Grade 6 would be at Rosendale, while grades 7 and 8 would be at Iroquois. The current Van Antwerp Middle School would then close.

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