May 10, 2012
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A few years ago the federal government awarded Plattsburgh City School a grant intended to make a difference in the lives of students and their families. The result of that grant, the 21st Century Community Learning Center, provides academic enrichment opportunities for children during non-school hours. It was designed to help students meet state and local standards in core academic subjects. The federal money runs out this June, but the program will continue through a new partnership with Plattsburgh State.
Tired of gutting their educational system, Plattsburgh City School officials drew a line in the sand. They are turning to the public to find out what the community will support before they make any more budget cuts. “The board drew a line in the sand and was tired of reductions and is asking the community to vote,” Superintendent James “Jake” Short said. “It is the community’s voice and the community’s choice.”