Monday, April 5, 2010

School Redistricting Update

Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 6th at 7 pm at Middletown High School, the Board of Education will be holding a public hearing and will cast the final vote on the redistricting of Middletown elementary schools. If you'd like to learn more, please call the NEAT office or email us. If you feel strongly about any of these recommendations, it's important to let the board know.

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1.a) The Attendance Boundaries will be changed for every elementary school. The board will get a spreadsheet showing the new capacities including free and reduced lunch percentages, minority percentages, special education percentages, maps and streets.

1.b) In addition, the current 4th grade students will be allowed to stay at their current schools, providing they provide their own transportation and inform the administration of their decision by no later than June 30, 2010, and if space is available.

1.c) The Board of Ed establish a committee to continue a review of the JCJ report to make future recommendations as they may apply to such items as magnet school, disparities, facility development, etc…

1.d) Recommend that the board direct the administration to meet with administrators and other appropriate parties to develop guidelines for each schools for welcoming students and families affected by redistricting.

2) The committee acknowledges that the decision to move Preschool to Snow School was a district decision made before the committee began its work.

3) Recommend that the board hold a special meeting to vote on the recommendations with a public hearing before March 23rd.

You can see the map of the proposed attendance boundaries if you click here.

The recommendation right now includes sending 80% of the neighborhood to Macdonough, with the exception of Main St., Rapallo Ave, deKoven Dr., Green St and Ferry St, which are recommended to attend Farm Hill, Middletown's other downtown school.
Read more about this on the Middletown Eye here and here

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