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Ken-Ton Board Starts Consolidation Study

4:54 PM, Oct 3, 2012   |    comments
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KENMORE, NY-- The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Union Free School District is taking the first step toward exploring their consolidation options.

The Ken-Ton District has hired an outside firm to study all aspects of their school district, from instruction to staff to physical buildings, to come up with some recommendations for the Board of Education to consider on how the district can move forward in the years to come.

"We 're OK now, we're holding on," said Superintendent Mark Mondanaro. "But look at what we've had to do to do it?" he continued.

"We've made a lot of reductions, a lot of them frankly we would not have wanted to make. And we're at the point where, what else is left? Physical assets is what's left," he added.

The Superintendent said all districts are challenged with a new economy due to tax cap regulations, the downturn in state aid increases and rising pension costs.

The study is expected to be completed in May. 

 

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