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Tuitioning allowed to move forward for Ripley, CLCS

July 23, 2013

RIPLEY - Tuitioning of Ripley Central School students to Chautauqua Lake Central School can proceed for 2013-14 while the state Education Department reviews a filing seeking to void the tuitioning......

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HaveANiceDay

Jul-23-13 1:09 PM

Ripley.......it's time to let go.....just close the school already.

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kcw007

Jul-23-13 1:41 PM

Today's situation is somewhat reflective of the late 1940's, when the state ordered the creation centralized districts. Increasing enrollment and new education requirements were cited as primary reasons. Those two, three and four room schoolhouses that dotted the townships since the civil war were phased out by the late 1950's as the new school districts completed the building projects required by centralization. I guess you could call what's happening now "Centralization, Part II", this time made necessary by the economics of depopulation and shrinking tax bases.

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Chuck392

Jul-23-13 10:02 PM

As I predicted back on the 21st.

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Chuck392

Jul-23-13 10:05 PM

I also stated not too long ago that you'll start to see school mergers happening here in the not-so-distant future. It will happen out of sheer necessity.

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