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Cairo-Durham realignment plan survives BoE vote

Aug 03, 2013 12:02 am
Kyle Adams reports in The Daily Mail the Cairo-Durham Central School District’s elementary grade-level realignment plan has narrowly survived a challenge by several new members of the Board of Education. During a special workshop and meeting Wed., July 31, newly elected board member Peter Byrne moved to rescind the plan, but the resolution failed to receive the two-thirds majority needed to pass. The meeting lasted for three hours with more than 100 community members in attendance. Most were present to protest the realignment. The plan creates the Cairo-Durham Elementary School in the former Durham Elementary building, which will house kindergarten through 2nd grade, and Cairo-Durham Intermediate School in the former Cairo Elementary building for grades 3 through 5. The new plan goes into effect in September. Byrne said the defeat was likely the end of opposition within the board, but said there may be ways for the community to get the issue on a future agenda. Read the full story in The Daily Mail.

Click here for full, unedited recording of the special Cairo-Durham School Board of Education workshop and meeting. Recorded by Timothy Fisher. (2:16:06)

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