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‘Harsh reality’

Cassadaga Elementary School will close June 30

March 12, 2013

SINCLAIRVILLE — The Cassadaga Valley Board of Education voted unanimously Monday night to close the Cassadaga Elementary School effective June 30....

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Mar-14-13 8:19 AM


Please don't feed the trolls.

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Mar-12-13 10:35 PM

Well, not sure aout closing al public schools, but totally make it easier for charter schools to make a dent. If anybody can make efficiencies improve, it's an environment with less beaurocracy and more focus on students.

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Mar-12-13 6:51 PM

Close all the public schools, it's socialism to use public money for public education.

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Mar-12-13 12:08 PM

"Estimated cost $442,611. Of that figure $387,463 comes from personnel savings which includes two full-time equivalent teachers and 8.23 support staff positions."

"No administrator is in that figure."

Of course not, which is why administrations resist mergers...

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Mar-12-13 11:01 AM

Agree with darkstar. How did 95% of the residents not know the building was on the chopping block???? Anyway, I feel bad for the kids that will have longer bus rides, however, the building needs to close. You can't in good conscience keep a school open that is only at one-third capacity. Bold move by administration. More school districts need to do this.

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Mar-12-13 10:35 AM

Darkstar-people around here(not all)have no clue what happens outside of the soap operas,hockey games,or the view. Do a survey sometime,pick a spot and ask people questions such as what are the three branches of the federal government. You'll drop dead hearing some of the answers or non-answers. Ask people who they vote for,easy one right? Then ask why they voted for that person,again the answers will floor you.

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Mar-12-13 7:41 AM

I'm actually surprised it has been open this long. I went to that school K-5. At 6th grade we were bussed to Sinclairville. It's a shame to see it close but we really need to tighten our belts.

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Mar-12-13 7:38 AM

"He said that he canvassed 65-70 houses. He said 95 percent of the people did not know that the action was contemplated, and all but two favored keeping the building open."

Over 99.9% of all statistics are made up on the spot, including the statistic that I just made up right now

But if these numbers are true where did he canvas, in Amish country? I meean this discussion and the possible closing has been discussed and publicized for at least a month or two.

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Mar-12-13 12:54 AM

Sure no one wants the school closed. The fact is the Bd of Ed can't keep it open. The far Western NY region is shrinking. My 1st through 8th grade school is torn down..long gone due to urban renewal and losing population.

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