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Canton School District to Study Grade Reconfiguration

Committee will determine if it’s feasible to send 6th graders to middle school and 3rd graders to Canton Intermediate School.

The Canton Public School District will look into the possibility of a grade-level realignment that would send sixth graders to Canton Middle School and third graders to Canton Intermediate School.

A document shared by Superintendent of Schools Kevin Case, states that the district plans to put together a committee, with staff and parent representation, to look at the issue.

The first phase of the study would be to consider whether space issues and bus schedules would accommodate such a change, the documents state.  

Secondly the committee would look at demographically similar communities that combine third, fourth and fifth grades and sixth, seventh and 8th grade levels and consider the benefits and drawbacks.

Patch will have more details on the study next week.

 

Ellen Bowdon September 22, 2012 at 01:57 PM
Middle schools in most other parts of the country are 6-7-8. Most elementary schools are K-5. Our oddity is not having those primary grades in one building. When you look at it from an age-grouping perspective, it makes sense.

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