KINGSTON, N.Y. -- "We're looking at a complete overhaul of our district," said Kingston Schools Superintendent Paul Padalino.After all, an informed public is a huge inconvenience for elected elites, what with all the questions about how they're spending our money and stupid stuff like that.
Padalino delivered the news at a school board meeting Wednesday evening. He said the district's floundering finances leaves him no choice but to propose closing three elementary schools. Sophie Finn, Anna Devine, and Zena by the end of the 2012-2013 school year.
It's a move, along with shifting fifth graders into middle schools, that Padalino said will save the district $25 million over five years.
"We can keep our school buildings open, but if the fiscal realities come to fruition, we won't have any teachers to put in those buildings. We really need to look at doing things differently," said Padalino.
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