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February 23, 2017

Future Planning

District, Board of Education Seek Community Input

The Gloversville Enlarged School District Board of Education will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27, in the middle school auditorium on its plan to reconfigure the district’s schools for the 2017-18 school year.

At its Jan. 9 meeting, the board discussed reconfiguring the current five elementary buildings to follow a “hybrid” model of neighborhood schools and grade-level grouping.  click here to read more

The district encourages residents to continue to weigh in on the proposed changes.

Program Delivery Study

The Gloversville Board of Education is now continuing to gather input from the community following the 2015 release of a program delivery study, detailed below:

•  In July 2014, the Board of Education contracted with Dr. Paul Seversky, an independent consultant and principal of the Central New York-based SES Study Team, LLC, to conduct a future planning study to identify different options the district could implement to improve the delivery of pre-kindergarten through 12th grade education during the next three years.

•  In March 2015, Dr. Seversky presented the findings of his study during a public forum. The study detailed the district's declining enrollment and analyzed the pupil capacity of all seven GESD buildings. Based on enrollment projections, building capacity and the district’s current functional class sizes, the study outlined eight options for the board and community to consider to provide pre-K through 12th grade education in more cost-effective ways. Options ranged from making no changes at all to reconfiguring grade-level groupings and repurposing the use of some elementary buildings.

•  On April 18, 2015, Dr. Seversky led a focus group of community members, parents and employees — all district residents — to provide feedback on the options for the board of education.

News Archives

 

Feb. 6, 2017       Public hearing set on school reconfiguration

Jan. 10, 2017    Board plans vote on school reconfiguration

Oct. 17, 2016    Oct. 17 Community Forum Report

June 24, 2016    Community members discuss district’s future at community forum

May 9, 2016        District, Board of Education Seek Community Input with June 1 Forum

Feb 19, 2016       School options meeting set for Monday, Feb. 22

Feb 12, 2016       Community to discuss school reconfiguration for 2017-18 school year

Jan. 26, 2015      GESD outlines possible school changes

Dec. 21, 2015      GESD to hold public forums on educational delivery options

April 30, 2015      Focus group report released (PDF)

March 12, 2015  GESD seeks focus group participants for Program Delivery study

Feb. 26, 2015      Findings of school district future planning study to be presented March 3 at GHS

Jan. 23, 2015     GESD enrollment/demographics report released as part of future planning study

July 31, 2014     GESD begins future planning study