GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Superintendent Ronald O. Ross of the Greenburgh Central School District wants to consolidate the district's six schools into one campus, according to a press release.
His plan calls for the expansion of the Lee F. Jackson School into a pre-kindergarten through second grade school. He then proposes building a third grade through fifth grade elementary school and a sixth grade through eighth grade middle school, to be connected by common areas in one building. All of the new buildings would be on the Woodlands campus.
The proposal includes passing a $100 million bond referendum. Ross will also ask the community to sell the Highview and R.J. Baily elementary school properties to reduce the costs of the consolidation.
Currently, students in the Greenburgh Central District who begin in the pre-K program graduate from five schools before their high school graduation. “That is educationally insane,” Ross said. “We need to change that.”
The Superintendent noted that a school consolidation does not only make good educational sense, but good economic sense.
“We are one of the better schools in Westchester Country,” Ross said. “But, I am not willing to accept that. Our goal is to be one of the best in New York State.”
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