Gloversville school information meetings set

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Enlarged School District will be holding several upcoming information nights for students and their families to introduce them to their new schools and staff.

The informational nights at Boulevard Elementary, Kingsborough Elementary and Park Terrace Elementary schools are designed to help students and their families prepare for the reconfiguration of how the district will use its buildings beginning with the start of the 2017-18 school year.

According to the district, the first information night will be held at Boulevard Elementary for third-grade students at

6 p.m. Tuesday.

The event will include an opportunity to meet personnel, tour the building and ask questions about the upcoming reconfiguration of the district’s schools.

Additional information nights at Boulevard are planned for incoming fourth-graders at 6 p.m. on May 1 and fifth-graders at

6 p.m. on May 3.

The district states that an informational night for students going to Park Terrace Elementary, and their families, will be held at 6 p.m. on April 25.

An informational night for students switching to Kingsborough Elementary will be held at 6 p.m. on May 8.

The district is introducing a hybrid model of the ideas of neighborhood schools that are currently in place and grade-level grouping that the Greater Johnstown School District uses.

The hybrid model will see students in pre-k through grade 2 going to primary school at either Kingsborough Elementary or Park Terrace Elementary.

Pupils in grades 3 to 5 would all go to Boulevard Elementary.

McNab Elementary School would see the Whispering Pines and Headstart preschools moving there along with several special-needs classes of the Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery Board of Cooperative Educational Services that are currently renting space in Boulevard Elementary.

The Meco Elementary building, which is the smallest of the buildings, will be closed. No plans for the building have been announced yet.

Kerry Minor can be reached at [email protected]

By Chad Fleck

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