Redistricting - Historical Info
The information and files linked below were first published from May - August 2011 during the Redistricting Process.Redistricting Recommendation to the Board of Education
At the June 20, 2012 Kingston City School District Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Paul J. Padalino recommended a comprehensive redistricting plan that would improve the delivery of education by consolidating resources, save a projected $25 million over the next five years, and merge three of the District’s 10 elementary schools. The proposed redistricting would move the District’s fifth grade students into M. Clifford Miller Middle School and J. Watson Bailey Middle School. Under the plan, Sophie Finn Elementary School would be transformed into a campus of SUNY Ulster, in a groundbreaking partnership between the District and the county.
Click here for links to the June 20th Redistricting Presentation and PowerPoint.
Frequently Asked Questions
Link to frequently asked questions about redistricting.
Video and PowerPoint from July 12 Redistricting Forum
Redistricting Survey Results
Click here for Redistricting Survey Results
Regents Policy Statement on Middle Level Education
Young adolescents from ages 10 to 14 are undergoing personal transformations – physical, intellectual, emotional, social and psychological. The Board of Regents believes that the time these students spend in the middle grades, 5 through 8, is critical to both their personal growth and development and their success in high school.
Click here for Regents Policy Statement on Middle Level Education.
How does school organization affect 8th Grade Achievement?The article, The path not taken: How does school organization affect eighth-grade achievement?, explores the relationship between grade configuration and student academic outcomes. The researchers find that K-8 and K-4, 5-8 configurations yield comparable performance outcomes for students by the time they reach eighth grade, and that these outcomes are higher than for students who attend schools with other configurations (K-5, K-6, etc). Read more...