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Lindenhurst meeting on school closing

Edward Bower Elementary School in Lindenhurst. (Oct. 7,

Edward Bower Elementary School in Lindenhurst. (Oct. 7, 2010) Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

The Lindenhurst school district will hold its second informational meeting Wednesday night on a controversial proposal to close the Edward W. Bower Elementary School.

Superintendent Richard Nathan said the meeting will address questions raised at the Oct. 13 meeting, including how the closing might affect class size and how the district plans to reassign the students.

Nathan also said that after more research, the district estimates that closing the school will result in savings of $1.5 million, more than the previous estimate.

“That represents 2.5 percent of the tax levy,” he said. “It’s a tremendous savings.”

Nathan will hand out a six-page educational impact statement that will detail how the closing will effect the district. The statement will be available Friday on the district website.

Nathan said there will be time for questions from school board members and the audience after his presentation.

Should the board decide to move forward with the closing, a public hearing would be held on Dec. 1.

The meeting starts at 8 p.m. at the McKenna Administration Building, 350 Daniel St., Lindenhurst.

Richard Nathan’s Oct. 13 presentation

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