SINCLAIRVILLE – The Jamestown Post-Journal is reporting today that the Cassadaga Valley Central School board is one step closer to voting on the closure of Cassadaga Elementary. On Monday, a committee responsible for looking into the closure delivered its report to the board during a special board meeting.
According to the plan, the closure would take effect for the 2013-14 school year, and in all likelihood the board will vote on the matter at its regular meeting next Monday, March 11 at 7 p.m.
Since September, Cassadaga Valley Superintendent Scott Smith has emphasized that the school district’s population has been in steady decline – losing over 420 students the past 20 years. This year’s total enrollment at Casssadaga Valley is 1,046 students; the projection for next year is 967 students.