SCHENECTADY, NY – The School Board of Education voted on Wednesday to close Oneida Middle School in Schenectady.
Oneida Middle School is one of the oldest schools in Schenectady. Due to financial problems, the school board voted to close the school.
Superintendent Laurence Spring says the closing of the school will save the district about $1.3 million. The closure also means layoffs, but it will save money on transportation and repair costs.
When the school closes, nearly 600 students will be forced to go to other local schools. Other local schools will then have to expand. Elementary schools will now go up through the eighth grade for expansions.
Superintendent Spring says he has been working with parents and that more than half of them got their first choice at a new school.
It is unclear at this time what will happen to the building and whether or not it will be sold.