JAMESTOWN – Senator Cathy Young will be in Jamestown this afternoon to continue her discussion about school district consolidation. Senator Young and Senate Education Committee Chairman John Flanagan will join area educators for a roundtable discussion on regional high schools.
The New York State Board of Regents has examined the concept of a regional high school for several years, and formally put the idea forward in their 2012 Legislative Priorities. The discussion will focus on the legal, practical, educational and economic impact of establishing a regional high school.
Locally, the Chautauqua Lake, Westfield, Ripley and Brocton school districts have been the focus of a regional high school, although it is still only in the early discussion phase.
Today’s meeting will begin at noon and continue until 2 p.m. at the Scharmann Theater at Jamestown Community College. It is open to the public.