School board eyes future

"It's something we're certainly keeping an eye on," Singleton said. "We're really stepping back and trying to find early warnings."

He said the key is to identify indicators common to high school dropouts that can be targeted.

"We're also aware of the reality that some students are looking for other options," he said referring to some students who are prepared to enter the workforce while still in high school.

Singleton said the district is considering bringing an in-house General Education Diploma program to the high school to accommodate those students.

Students do have an opportunity to complete a GED through BOCES, but Singleton said that program has had "mixed reviews" because students are required to travel outside of the district.

Singleton also highlighted excellent scores for the math Regents and grade three through eight proficiency exams, and data coordinator Mary Helen Collen cited foreign language proficiency at 97 to 100 percent.


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