Sachem board plans to close 3 schools

The Sachem school board announced at a meeting Wednesday that it plans to close three schools in the district due to declining enrollment.



Concerned parents were on hand to find out which schools may close. There were six schools in the Sachem School District on the chopping block.



The board presented two possible closing plans. The first would shutter Tecumseh and Gatelot elementary schools along with Sequoya Middle School. The second plan called for closing Lynwood and Nokomis elementary schools and Seneca Middle School.



Board members informed parents during the meeting that they selected to close Tecumseh and Gatelot elementary schools along with Sequoya Middle School.



Parents say they are worried about the displacement of their kids.



School board members say the number of teachers and other staff members who'll lose their jobs as a result of the school closings will not be known until September.


sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."