Cheltenham School District considers grade reconfigurations in coming years

    Cheltenham School District is looking for ways to save money by reducing facilities and reconfiguring grades. Plans are in the early stages, but could go into effect as soon as the 2012-2013 school year.


    Two scenarios were presented at a recent facilities meeting, the Glenside News Globe Times Chronicle reports, that would ultimately lead to the closure of Wyncote Elementary School.

    Grades are currently organized as follows: K to four, five to six, seven to eight and nine to 12. Plans for reconfigurations would go into effect either for the 2012-13 year, or 2014-15 year, and would organize the grades in this way: K to five, six, seven to eight and nine to 12.

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    Students from Wyncote would move to Elkins Park School and the sixth-graders moved to modulars at Glenside Elementary. If the plan is effective in the 2014-15 school year, it would incorporate the reconfigurations with the new Cheltenham Elementary School.

    The district will discuss the idea at many more meetings.

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