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February 10, 2010 > New Haven Schools - Board of Education Briefs

New Haven Schools - Board of Education Briefs

Submitted By Rick La Plante

The Board of Education on Tuesday night voted to reopen Barnard-White Middle School in the fall of 2010.

The Barnard-White Possible Uses Task Force recommended opening a school for 6th to 8th grade students, starting with a 6th grade of approximately 150 students in the fall of 2010, with the option of opening a 7th grade or both a 7th and 8th grade in the fall of 2011. A motion to accept the recommendation failed for lack of a second.

The Board then voted to re-open Barnard-White for all three grade levels in the fall of 2010. Staff will work with the Board to determine the size of the school, whether attendance boundaries are to be redrawn, staffing issues, how much the school will cost and how to pay for it.

In other news, the Board:

Viewed a video presentation produced by Alvarado Elementary School about the NWEA (Northwest Education Association) testing program. NWEA utilizes a computer program that adjusts the difficulty of the test depending on whether the student correctly answers preceding questions, enabling teachers to pinpoint specific areas of need. Students sang "N-W-E-A" to the tune of "Y-M-C-A."

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