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Answers to More of Your Education 2020 Questions

Thursday, June 27, 2019 -

Several Liverpool Central School District community members have taken the time to submit a few more questions regarding the district’s Education 2020 initiative.  Since many of you may have the same questions, we wanted to share the answers with you. 

Q: Are you considering moving sixth-graders to the middle schools along with seventh- and eighth-graders?
A: Moving sixth-graders to the middle schools is just one of the grade reconfiguration options that the Education 2020 Committee has been exploring. All of the options the committee is exploring will provide students with more opportunities and allow the district to take advantage of a more efficient use of facilities.

Q: Are you considering closing the Annex and housing all ninth-graders in the main building along with grades 10-12?
A: If the district decides to reconfigure the middle schools to include students in grades six through eight, there will be a need for an additional middle school. Moving the Annex students up to the main building would open up space for that middle school, and the current set-up at the Annex would accommodate the curriculum needs for those students.

Q: What is the earliest any changes will go into effect?
A: The earliest any changes would take place would be the 2021-2022 school year.

Q: Has any decision been made on the possibility of switching the high school hours with the elementary schools?
A: No decision has been made in regards to modifying start times for students at the elementary, middle and high school levels.

You can still ask questions, submit comments, or address rumors you may have heard about the future of the district. To do so, visit the LCSD Web site (click here) and submit your questions and comments using the Education 2020 form (click on the link at the top of the page). Please include your name and e-mail address so we can respond to you (we will not respond to anonymous submissions). 

In addition, the Education 2020 Committee is in the process of gathering the community’s thoughts on the district’s future by conducting a survey. Now through July 1, community members can participate in the online survey by clicking here. Topics to be explored include program opportunities, class sizes, grade reconfiguration, facility use & costs, and mental health & safety. A similar survey was conducted with LCSD employees in November 2018 and some of the data collected during that survey is included in the community survey.  

Those unable to complete the survey online can complete a paper copy of the survey at any LCSD school building or the Liverpool Public Library.  

For more information regarding the committee’s efforts or the community survey, contact the Office of the Deputy Superintendent at 315-622-7148.

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