The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District announced it is offering employees and community members an opportunity to contribute input on the four consolidation scenarios under consideration. The scenario surveys are due Oct. 25.
The four scenarios would:
• Close one of the district’s two high schools while the other would contain grades 10 through 12; a junior high school in the other building would contain grades 7 through 9; and there would be prekindergarten through grade 6 at an undetermined number of elementary schools – although at least two, but possibly four, elementary schools would close.
• Close one undetermined elementary school and one undetermined middle school.
• Close Kenmore Middle and two or three undetermined elementary schools; reconfigure Kenmore East and West to include grades 8 through 12; reconfigure Franklin Middle and Hoover Middle to include grades 5 through 7; and reconfigure Franklin Elementary and Hoover Elementary and two or three undetermined elementary schools to include pre-K through grade 4.
• Reconfigure Kenmore East and West to include grades 7 through 12; reconfigure the Hoover and Franklin complexes to include pre-K through grade 6; and transform two undetermined elementary schools into “specialty” or “themed” elementary schools.
— Joseph Popiolkowski