The Bolton Bulletin

BCS sports: mergers are an option

Bolton Central School has experienced a steep 20 percent decline in enrollment — and school officials, now concerned over the ability of the school to field competitive sports teams, are seeking public input on the issue.

The Bolton Central Board of Education is holding a community forum Tuesday March 26 to receive local citizens’ input on the school’s athletics. The forum, which begins at 7:30 p.m. is to be held in the Bolton Central gym.

The event features a presentation of the present status and scope of the athletic programs and their future.

Total school enrollment is 202 students this year, down from 250 in 2011. Grades 9 through 12 now host 86 students.

Options for Bolton Central’s various sports include mergers and fielding joint teams, as well as maintaining the status quo.

One sports program, the ski team, has already been combined with Warrensburg, and that merger has been successful, officials of both schools have said.

Prior to the forum, all households in the school district are to receive a mailing containing more information. For further details, contact School Superintendent Raymond Ciccarelli Jr. at 644-2400.

Seniors’ upcoming events

• Wednesday, March 27 — Bowling, 10 a.m. at Sparetime Lanes in Lake George. Lunch follows at the Golden Corral in Queensbury. To participate, call Ed Pratt at: 644-9459.

• Reminder — Racino trips are offered on the first Thursday of each month. To join the trip, call Pat Merchant at 644-9359 at least 10 prior.

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