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Nesconset Elementary Closing Nears

Parents, children staffers and teachers are being uprooted by the closure. We want your stories.

The Smithtown Central School District will have one less elementary school next year after is in a move set to save the district close to $1 million.

But the money comes at the expense of a lot of change. Teachers are going to be moved, children split between the remaining schools and parents asked to create new routines on playing a role in their children's educational and extra-curricular activities.

So, let us know. How is this going to affect you next year, and how are the children taking the news?

Post your story in the comments section.

Argile June 05, 2012 at 11:49 PM
@ Sticks, half of the students are going to St. James?! Wow. St. James is a clusterf#$% in the morning as it is. It's going to be a real horror show come this September.
Argile June 05, 2012 at 11:54 PM
@ Proud Parent, I disagree. The school board should be the one's looking out for the best interests of the children. That's what they were put their for. That's what we pay the school district for. As a parent it is MY responsibility to make sure my kids take full advantage of the educational system and not waste it. So now what you are saying is not only do we have to work our asses off to pay for our kids to go to this school district we have to keep tabs on a corrupt BOE at the same time? It's called responsibility and accountability. Maybe it's time the BOE learns it.
STM June 06, 2012 at 12:40 AM
@rob- more than half Mills Pond moving to St James...almost 60%. (so MP could take 100% of Nesconset) @Sticks- the reason parents stood up even if would end up moving is because many people felt MP would be the wrong school to close for a variety of reasons!! As to why you didn't hear another peep? What could we do, decision made!!
Sticks60 June 06, 2012 at 01:26 PM
@STM- I agree from all of the info MP would have been the wrong school to close. My problem is how the SB handled the who process. They make this big show for months on the question of closing but never once mention a plan for where the students will be sent untill after the parents of MP thought they won something. From my experience both the board and the adinistration knew what was going to happen to the students but did not want to add more fuel to the don't close my school demonstration.
scsddad June 09, 2012 at 09:00 PM
I think most of the Nesconset teachers are going to St James because they are getting 300 more students. If the administration didn't want the the community to know how moving the teachers would work the board should have let the community know. With Ms McEnroy being an retired teacher and also working for the STA she should of spoke at a board meeting about this topic. I realize she was very busy trying to help the STA get the teachers a raise but she should of made a little time to speak about this topic

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