Camden school district considers closing elementary school

There are 11 comments on the Oct 9, 2012, NewsChannel 9 WSYR story titled Camden school district considers closing elementary school. In it, NewsChannel 9 WSYR reports that:

There's been a bit of controversy in Camden over the idea of closing an elementary school.

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Since: Apr 12

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#1 Oct 15, 2012
Does Camden really need it?
Closing Something Soon

Camden, NY

#2 Oct 15, 2012
What they want to do is to close one or two of the 4 elementary schools.

Whatever school that they choose to close is going to create some hurt feelings.

They may end up closing the Camden Elementary school.

I don't know if the people of the district get to vote on this or if those in charge get to choose.

Since: Apr 12

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#3 Oct 15, 2012
Do they need all 4? My family is from Camden so I try to keep up on things there. I just wonder...Rome's population continues to decline rapidly. I think maybe Camden's may also be going down. So I just wonder if they really need all 4? Any time the government, federal, state, or local, reduces its size many people get freaked out. I'm not sure why other than it being an insecurity issue.
Closing Something Soon

Camden, NY

#4 Oct 15, 2012
The population is definitely declining throughout the state.

I don't see why they need four elementary schools.
Which ones do you think will be closed?
Jack

United States

#5 Oct 15, 2012
I guaruntee 1 million% that Camden elementary will not be one that closes.
Closing Something Soon

Camden, NY

#6 Oct 15, 2012
Will the school district be allowed to vote?
really nice

Rome, NY

#7 Oct 15, 2012
there is no way in hell that Camden el will close lol. whoever thinks that is a moron
Whats next

Camden, NY

#8 Oct 16, 2012
You don't know jack Jack
Jack

United States

#9 Oct 21, 2012
Whats next wrote:
You don't know jack Jack

I do know. I'm sorry to say it, but only an idiot would even consider thinking that Camden el would get shut down. It's the largest elementary school in the district. It makes zero sense to shut it down.
FYI

Camden, NY

#10 Oct 22, 2012
No one wants to see a school building empty; however, that being said...yes, our student population is declining. With the cost of fuel, upkeep, etc. and the economy in the disasterous state it is in there aren't too many choices. I have empathy for those whose children attend No. Bay; however, the cost of computer equipment, upkeep, upgrading, fuel to heat the building, etc. I'm sure no one wants to see their school taxes increase and would most likely vote the budget down if they did increase. The Board of Ed. seems to have studied the possibilities. It's never easy to see a school building abandoned; however, we have to look at the "big" picture as to what can our voters in the district afford and do the very best we can. Camden is definitely not the only district of the 770+ in NYS that is facing these difficult decisions. We need to think of what's best for the children, what's best for the district, and what we can afford to support.
derp

Utica, NY

#11 Jan 10, 2013
muhahahahahaaaaaa! north bay closes. just like I said .

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