Panama Central School and Clymer Central School District Consolidation Study Information
The results of the advisory referendum/straw vote for the potential centralization of the Clymer and Panama central school districts will be announced in Panama’s auditorium Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, sometime after 8:30 p.m.
Below you will find the Final Feasibility Study submitted by LDA, Power Point from Final Feasiblity Study Presentation on 10/17/2017, a revised Centralization Timeline and the wording for ballot for the straw vote, tetatively scheduled for 11/13/2017. The meeting agenda, minutes, as well as the Q & A are also below.
Click here to view the video from the Feasibilty Study Presentation on 10/17/2017
Oct. 11 meeting of Clymer, Panama BOEs postponed until Oct. 17
CLYMER -- The Boards of Education of the Clymer Central School District and Panama Central School District have rescheduled their Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, joint meeting.
The release of the completed centralization feasibility study for the Clymer and Panama districts has been postponed to allow for a final New York State Education Department review of the study and its findings.
The meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Clymer Student Performance Center and the public is encouraged to attend.
The purpose of this meeting is to receive the completed centralization feasibility study for the Clymer and Panama Central School Districts. During the meeting, the Boards of Education will formally “receive” the final document and discuss the findings of the study. An informational presentation about the findings of the feasibility study will be held as well as a question-and-answer period.
After the study is released Oct. 17, each school district will post the study on its website and have several copies available within the community for public review.
Clymer, Panama to receive centralization feasibility study at Oct. 11 meeting
CLYMER – The Boards of Education of Clymer Central School District and Panama Central School District will hold a joint meeting Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 at 7 p.m. in the Clymer Student Performance Center and the public is encouraged to attend. The purpose of this meeting is to receive the completed centralization feasibility study for the Clymer and Panama Central School Districts.
During the meeting, the Boards of Education will formally “receive” the final document and discuss the findings of the study written and prepared by Learning Design Associates, a consultant firm selected to conduct the study. An informational presentation about the findings of the feasibility study will be held as well as a question-and-answer period. This study was commissioned as part of the formal process of determining the feasibility of the proposed centralization
After this meeting, each school district will post the study on its website and have copies available within the communities for public review. Multiple presentations are being planned over the next several months in both the Clymer and Panama school communities.
Residents of both school communities are encouraged to attend this presentation containing findings and recommendations regarding the proposed centralization of the school districts. Clymer Central School is located at 8672 East Main Street Clymer, New York 14724.
The centralization feasibility study started last fall with extensive stakeholder engagement. A Feasibility Study Committee comprised of volunteers from the Panama and Clymer school communities also met several times in the spring and summer to help LDA compile information for the study.
The study will inform the boards of education and school communities about how education could be structured in the school communities. A timeline will also be created by the NYS Education Department outlining the steps, public referendum dates and milestones of the centralization process.
Clymer CSD Press Release May 31, 2017
Focus groups discuss feasibility of centralization for Clymer, Panama
Four focus group meetings that are part of the ongoing centralization feasibility study for the Clymer and Panama central school districts were held Monday, May 8, 2017, in Clymer.
Students, faculty, the Board of Education and parents each met separately with the study consultants to share their perspectives on possible centralization. The focus group meetings are an opportunity for residents of both districts to participate in the study and the public is encouraged to attend.
The next focus group meetings are planned in Clymer on Thursday, May 11. Clymer support staff will meet at 4:30 p.m., and booster groups will meet at 7 p.m.
The next meeting of the Feasibility Study Committee, a group of Clymer and Panama residents selected to work with the study consultants, is set Monday, May 15 in the Panama Central School District. A school walkthrough is at 5:15 p.m. with the meeting at 6:30 p.m. The public is also welcome to attend all meetings of the Feasibility Study Committee.
Focus Group Schedule
Feasibility Study Committee Meeting Dates and Meeting Notes
Joint Board Meeting
Panama and Clymer
Thursday, April 20th, 7PM
Panama Central School Auditorium
The board members will review and appoint feasibility study committee members.
The attachment is the presentation by Learning Design Associates, the group conducting the study.
Joint Board MeetingWednesday, Feb. 8th, 7PMat Clymer Central School
A special meeting of the Panama Central School Board of Education will take place at the above described time and place on the indicated date for the purpose of: Presentation of two proposals for the merger study for the school districts of Panama Central School and Clymer Central School.
Click date to read update: 8 Feb 2017
Joint Board MeetingWednesday, Jan. 18th, 7PMat Panama Central School-Auditorium
A Special meeting of the Panama Central School Board of Education will take place at the above described time and place on the indicated date for the purpose of: To Review the Proposals for the Merger Study for the school districts of Panama Central School and Clymer Central School.
Monday, November 7, 2016
Dr Rourke requests proposals from qualified firms to do the consolidation study.
Guide to the reorganization of School Districts in New York State