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June 11, 2013

City, Beekmantown schools talk shared services


“The neighborhood-school concept is a great one,” he said. “I’ve always supported it, and I will continue to do so into the future.”

Morris questioned whether there is enough available property in the district to consolidate buildings and if the potential construction costs involved in reconfiguration would outweigh any savings.

“I think those are some of the things that we can find out before we decide to do (a study),” he said.

Short replied that he, too, wanted answers to those questions, “whether we do some of the homework ourselves or we have some independent people come in and look at us with a different lens.”

The superintendent estimated the cost of such a study to be between $10,000 and $15,000 but expected to have an actual cost proposal sometime this week.

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