I noticed an earlier question about the age of Shen. It seems that a number of towns got together to create a viable school district for because of their small size but close proximity. Has there been any discussion of splitting up the district? It’s huge and given the growth of the area, I can’t help but wonder if this a district of 10,000 is what was envisioned 67 years ago.

Written by on May 1, 2017

A. It is nearly impossible to split a school district. To our knowledge it has never been done in New York State. In fact, the state provides incentives for district’s to merge because it brings costs down. From what we know, the State Education Department and the legislature would have to be involved.  Then all of the towns  in the district would have separate votes and each would have to unanimously agree to it. Then there are so may questions…perhaps the biggest would be how assets (land, buildings, equipment, staffing, etc.) would be divided among the six towns.