And there are opportunities for other shared services, such as joining forces with local colleges.
Crown Point and other area districts participate with North Country Community College and Paul Smith’s College to offer classes that simultaneously garner high school and college credit. The classes are taught at local schools by local teachers with the approval of NCCC and Paul Smith’s.
The NCCC and Paul Smith’s classes include English composition I and II, creative writing, Adirondack history, psychology, American history I and II, integrated algebra, statistics, financial accounting, and introduction to nutrition.
Schroon Lake Central School has similar arrangements with SUNY-Albany and Adirondack Community College.
School district administrators need to take a close look at their neighbors with an eye toward sharing even more services — services that ultimately benefit students and taxpayers.
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