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How Will Nesconset Elementary's Closing Impact the School Year?

The Board of Education for Smithtown voted to close the building back in February.

School is set to open for the Smithtown Central School District on Sept. 4, but one of its buildings will not have any kids roaming its halls – Nesconset Elementary.

After committees were formed and gathered to see what decision on a school closing would be best for the district and months of speculation and questioning, the Board of Education voted back in February to close Nesconset.

With the district being one building fewer for the upcoming school year, how do you think, if at all, will Nesconset Elementary's closing impact the district?

Let us know in the comments and please check out our past coverage of the school's closing. 

scsddad September 03, 2012 at 08:27 PM
I heard but did not check that St James will have 27 students in a class and Mills Pond will have 21 students in a class. If true the district didn't do a good job balancing the schools
St James mom September 04, 2012 at 02:40 AM
Nope scsddad.....there are a few exceptions here & there but overall MP class sizes are terrible as projected for next 10 yrs. MP current 5th gd did just split with a new registration our they would've begun overcap. MP 4th grade, 2nd and 1st are very high as well! From what I'm hearing SJE almost always broke section so should be less kids in each, Bottom line the school is at capacity. Also the other elementaries were untouched and remain relatively low with occasional exceptions.
scsddad September 04, 2012 at 01:37 PM
St James mom Thank you for clarifying. Over the summer they changed the lines to move 80 students from St James to Dogwood
Michey September 18, 2012 at 12:37 PM
How come there are three empty classrooms at Tackan? I don't understand why they didn't break up the Nesconset kids instead of shoving 3 schools into 2.
St James mom September 19, 2012 at 03:46 PM
That's the question many people want to know Michey!! We'll never get the straight scoop, but it could've solved many things, including the continuing PTA divide at Mills Pond. Might have balanced classes alittle better too! John Nolan and Jennifer Bradshaw should publically explain this don't you think?

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