Central Square School District holds special meeting
It's an issue many school districts are grappling with: cutting costs and redistricting.
Saturday, these issues were on the table for discussion in the Central Square district.
Our Iris St. Meran was there as the School Board laid out the options for the public.
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CENTRAL SQUARE, N.Y. -- A special meeting brought parents and Central Square School District Officials together Saturday.
School Board President Randy Hoyt said, "We chose to have this meeting on a Saturday to get everybody basically up to speed on what the District is doing."
What they presented inside the Central Square Middle Cafeteria was three redistricting scenarios which centered around repurposing Central Square Intermediate School also known as CSI.
"The first one is basically just closing the building. The second one is more of a equal distribution. With closing CSI, equal distribution and trying to even them out. The third is an extreme cutting back of Brewerton," said Hoyt.
CSI could then potentially be used for administrative and other services. Community members waited to be called on to voice their concerns.
One speaker said, "Repurposed is just another modern day buzz word because the board was apparently unable to come up with a well-defined plan for the handling of a declining student enrollment."
"My daughter and my son were both involved in two redistrictings when they went here. And let me tell you, it was the best thing that they could have ever done," said another concerned community member.
This discussion is far from done. The board reiterated these are just scenarios and could be voted against. More meetings are planned.
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