Elementary school reconfiguration moving forward
At its Feb. 27 meeting, the Gloversville Enlarged School District Board of Education voted to reconfigure the district’s elementary schools to a model that includes neighborhood schools and grade-level grouping.
Where will students attend school?
Under the hybrid model, the district will create two pre-kindergarten through second grade primary schools at the current Kingsborough and Park Terrace buildings and establish a grade 3-5 intermediate school at Boulevard. The current McNab building will house early education and special education programs, and the district will seek other uses for the current Meco school.
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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.
Feb. 27, 2017 Board votes to reconfigure elementary schools
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
Feb 19, 2016 School options meeting set for Monday, Feb. 22
Jan. 26, 2015 GESD outlines possible school changes
April 30, 2015 Focus group report released (PDF)
July 31, 2014 GESD begins future planning study