What to expect in the three-school merger study
How will the three-school study differ from the original study?
Although the three-school merger study has yet to
be completed, district officials expect the study to very similar to
the original four-school study. It will address the major topics of:
Enrollment—how many students the new district
would serve, now and in the future
Facilities—which buildings would be used and
Program—what academic and extracurricular
programs the new district would offer
Staffing—total administrative, instructional
and support staff needed
Transportation—how far students would travel
Finances—the impact on state aid, school budget
and local property taxes
What will be same?
The focus of the study will remain how a merged
district can improve the opportunities for students in a more
efficient and cost effective manner than the districts can separately.
It will highlight both the opportunities and challenges presented by a
What will be different?
Glancing at the numbers from the original study,
some things will obviously change. And in response to resident's
questions and concerns in the past, the final report is expected to
include a few new items and offer greater detail on others. Things to
25 percent smaller enrollment.
33 percent smaller geography.
Shorter transportation times.
New building configurations (but Remington
would still close).
A more detailed listing a classes, programs,
sports and the arts.
Increased security staff at the secondary
A plan for increased parking at Ilion High
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