Parents asked the board to provide them with actual numbers for the current BOCES program. They also said that they were uneasy with the difference there may be in evaluating their children, which BOCES currently does through John Hopkins University.
Currently Young Scholars provides an accelerated program for humanities and science in grades four through eight, Sciatic is a math and science program for seventh-grade students, and OPAL is for grades three through five, along with several different honors classes being offered at the high school level.
At the end of the 45-minute public comment session, community member Jerry Moore said that he appreciated the board's patience.
"In all the years I have attended these meeting, this is the most comprehensive set of arguments I have ever heard," said Moore.
The board will meet again 7 p.m. Monday, March 31, at the middle school.""