Massapequa school board challenges state order to move 6th-graders

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The Massapequa school board has voted to fight the state order to send sixth-graders to the middle school, but the issue continues to divide the community.

The board voted to hire a law firm, challenging the state order to send the students to Berner Middle School this fall.

Critics say the middle school is overcrowded and kids will not get individualized attention, but others strongly support the plan to transfer kids.

Supporters of the move to the middle school say kids would have more courses and more opportunities at the school.

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