Earlier this winter, we reported on the plan to close the Lake Colby school in Saranac Lake. Now the Glens Falls district has unveiled plans to mothball the Sanford Street Elementary. This from the Glens Falls Post Star.
Thomas McGowan, superintendent of schools, recommended closing an elementary school and moving the fifth-graders to the middle school.
Then he recommended closing Sanford Street, which instantly drew a sigh of shock from the audience. Residents remained silent as the board went on to approve the recommendations.
“This has been a truly excruciating process to go through. This is something that is not easy for anyone,” McGowan said as he made his recommendations.
One tough and perplexing aspect of Glens Falls’ enrollment decline is that it’s happening at a time when the city’s economy is fairly robust. Read the full article here and as always your comments are welcome below.