Hendrick Hudson School Board votes to postpone Princeton Plan

The hybrid plan that was considered Wednesday night would have sent all third through fifth graders to a single school, but K through second grade would have been at neighborhood schools.

News 12 Staff

Apr 13, 2023, 2:29 AM

Updated 401 days ago

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The Hendrick Hudson School Board voted to postpone a controversial plan that would change where students go to school for the second year in a row.
The board voted on Proposal B, a modified version of the Princeton Plan instituted last year.
Elementary students currently don't go to the schools closest to home, rather one entire grade is in a set school.
The board that put that in place said it was to save money and improve diversity in schools.
Some parents like it, but there have been a lot of complaints, including about kids sitting on buses too long and the plan not saving money.
The hybrid plan that was considered Wednesday night would have sent all third through fifth graders to a single school, but K through second grade would have been at neighborhood schools.
After hearing from concerned parents and teachers, the board voted to postpone deciding on the hybrid plan until December.
Those who opposed the plan say it would have been too much change for young students, that there is not enough data to make the decision, and there was confusion about what equity means and how to best achieve it.
“The changes you are proposing will compound this communal trauma. They have multiple financial shortcomings,” said teacher Corinne.
Board President Alexis Bernard added, "I believe our youngest kids need to feel safe and have consistency. Elementary school is the foundation of their education."


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