Patch Question: What School Will Your Child be Transferred to?

Parents said they were notified about which school their child/children will attend once Gunther closes.

Bellmore Patch was told by some parents, who have children that attend , that they received notifications telling them where their children will be transferred after the in June.

Have you received a notification?  Are you happy with where your child/children were placed?

Tell us in the comments below and take the poll.

Tom Baxter January 23, 2012 at 03:32 PM
Newbridge Road......now, will they lower our school taxes?
Erin January 26, 2012 at 04:29 PM
Lines were drawn. Now, the district plans to implement Part II of their plan; a special vote to extend the bus mileage. Goldstein will tell you that it's a recommendation from the community. He conveniently omits part of that statement; that this was a suggestion to the Board IN LIEU of closing a school. The public was told then that it doesn't cost much for the buses, so it wouldn't be "the bang for the buck" they claim they need. Apparently, now it is. ? And the special vote will cost district $. They've closed the neighborhood school, the kids won't be in walking distance, and won't get a bus. The Superintendent says he's not 'taking away the busing'- in effect, he is; including and especially those in North Bellmore who've just lost their school. The two schools to which these students will be split up and transferred to will have more traffic. Safety will become an issue. Their master plan to alleviate traffic issues? Put money into the parking area at one of the schools. Where's the savings? The busing's a consortium; we pay for the buses anyway for the jr. hr/hs districts. The district is required to supply buses for special ed students and those who choose a private school. Children who've just been displaced won't have a bus to get them to/from their new schools - across two major roads. The superintendent says this will be good for the kids; learning how to face adversity and has their best interest in mind. Feels more like; kick 'em when they're down.
Francine February 15, 2012 at 05:04 PM
Did anyone think about the 70 homes that are going to be built on the old army base property along Maple Ave in North Bellmore? Obviously those children will ALL go to Saw Mill Road School.
Erin February 15, 2012 at 05:19 PM
At this point, now that the children have all been dispersed; the next step is to STOP the DISTRICT'S PROPOSED PROPOSITION TO MODIFY TRANSPORTATION ELIGIBILITY TO A MINIMUM OF TWO (2) MILES! For those who will now have to use the bus, it is unfair and oneous to one segment of the district's population. (Assuming that most children who were already attending the schools that weren't closed are w/in the current mileage limits, the ones who would bear the biggest brunt of this proposed (2 mile) limit, would be those same children who've just had their school closed. Add to that the traffic issues with the add'l students?? Safety?? ATTEND THE BOARD MEETING ON THURS., FEB. 16TH @ Martin Ave. @ 8:00PM TO ENSURE THAT THE BOARD/DISTRICT/ SUPERINTENDENT DOES NOT EXTEND THE BUS MILEAGE ELIGIBILITY . (It won't cost you any less in taxes if it passes.)
gary May 10, 2012 at 11:24 AM
how come no one bring up all the rented houses in belmore ? some have at least 3 of more.the best is landlords live on north shore.tax free money here.the schools need money tax them.


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