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September 22, 2018

Elementary School Redistricting Meetings Continue


OSWEGO, NY – Oswego City School District Superintendent of Schools Bill Crist continues his “town hall” style visits to three more elementary schools during the week of February 13-16.

Crist has already visited with parents and teachers at the Charles E. Riley and Frederick Leighton elementary schools and will conclude his presentations with the other three schools.

Charles E. Riley  map

Charles E. Riley map

These meetings are in cooperation and in conjunction with the Home and School Association monthly meetings.

On Monday at Crist will be at the Fitzhugh Park Elementary School at 5 p.m. and is scheduled for Kingsford Park Elementary School on Wednesday at 7 p.m. and the visits will conclude at Minetto Elementary on February 16 at 6:30 p.m.

Redistricting is a major topic in the Oswego City School District and at the January meeting of the Board of Education the Superintendent of Schools provided an overview of a proposal that would include approximately 283 students.

“We need to have a better student population balance in our elementary schools. This needs to be looked at and this is the time to do it. We are looking at boundary lines. The Board of Education has indicated it wants to maintain five elementary schools,” Crist said.

He noted Oswego school officials desires a better balance in student population and class size.

He stressed that he wanted “the same education, same program and same educational experience’ for students”.

Crist noted he hopes to present the final proposal to the Board of Education during the February 28 meeting and would like the redistricting to be in effect on the first day of school in September.

Frederick Leighton map

Frederick Leighton map

The school district conducted a redistricting in the mid nineties, but Crist said, “Population zones have shifted over the years and we need to have a better balance.”

In his first meeting at Charles E. Riley Elementary School he explained the substantially changed boundary lines and noted “The square miles of the Charles E. Riley Schools have been reduced from 9.69 square miles to 2.08 square miles.”

He did note that while students would be shifted mostly to Minetto Elementary School that students moving into sixth grade would be allowed to remain in their current buildings, if they so desire. Also it was noted that custody, child care and health options would also be considered for students.

Crist noted that among the considerations would be the density of school populations, the desire to have students on the bus for no more than one hour and the effort to be efficient and economics would play a role in the shifting to schools.

The superintendent of schools said, “Children are resilient and will do anything that we ask of them.  They will make new friends, have ne experiences and have new teachers.  This will be a successful transition if adults embrace it.  All of the students will have a successful experience if all of the involved adults believe it in. We need to embrace this for the 283 students who are involved.”

Anyone with questions regarding transportation concerns should contact Thomas Gunn at the Transportation Department at 341-2900 and other questions can be addressed to Bill Crist, Superintendent of Schools, at 341-2001 or Bill Foley, Public Relations, at 341-2020.
The boundaries for the Charles E. Riley and Frederick Leighton elementary schools are listed below and maps are available on the district web site.

Streets and Road included in Charles E. Riley

Applewood Drive – Entire Road
 
Arcadia Ave. – Entire Road
 
Beech Drive – Entire Road
 
Birch Lane – Entire Road
 
Brookwood Drive – Entire Road
 
Bunner  Street – Entire Street
 
Burkle  Street – Entire Street
 
Burt Blvd. – Entire Road
 
Butternut Drive – Entire Road
 
Candlewood Drive – Entire Road
 
Carson Drive – Entire Road
 
Cherry Street – Entire Road
 
Chestnut Street – Entire Road
 
Christopher Circle – Entire Road
 
Church Street – Entire Street
 
City Line Road – Entire Road
 
Co. Rt. 4 From East Ave to Twin Orchard Drive
 
Cochran Street – Entire Street
 
Conway Terrace – Entire Road
 
Cook Street – Entire Street
 
Debbie Lane – Entire Street
 
Dominic Street – Entire Road
 
Downey Drive – Entire Road
 
Duer Street – From South Side of East Utica to Bunner Street
 
East 1st Street – From South Side of East Utica to East River Road
 
East 2nd Street – From South Side of East Utica to McDougal Street
 
East 4th Street – From South Side of East Utica to Syracuse Ave.
 
East 5th Street – From South Side of East Utica to Syracuse Ave.
 
East 6th Street – From South Side of East Utica to Syracuse Ave.
 
East 7th Street – From South Side of East Utica to Burkle Street
 
East 8th Street – From South Side of East Utica to Burkle Street
 
East 9th Street – From South Side of East Utica to Bunner Street
 
East 10th Street –  From South Side of East Utica to Cherry Street
 
East 12th Street From St. Rt. 104 to East Albany Street
 
East 13th Street – From St. Rt. 104 to East Albany Street
 
East Albany Street – Entire Road
 
East Mohawk Street between East 12th and East 13th Street
 
East River Road – From East 1st Street to Woodridge Terrace
 
Elm Street – Entire Road
 
Fredericksburg Fare – Entire Road
 
Galloway Court – Entire Street
 
Hamilton Street – Entire Street
 
Harbor Brook Drive – Entire Road
 
Lawrence Street – Entire Road
 
Maple Street – Entire Road
 
Mariposa Drive – Entire Road
 
McDougal Street – Entire Street
 
McWhorter Street – Entire Street
 
Roosevelt Street – Entire Street
 
Ryans Way – Entire Street
 
Scriba Street – Entire Street
 
Shampine Drive – Entire Road
 
Simpson Drive – Entire Road
 
Skyline Drive – Entire Road
 
South Division Street – Entire Street
 
St. Rt. 104 East – South Side of Road Only – From East 12th to Simpson Drive
 
Syracuse Ave. – From South Side of East Utica to East River Road
 
Talisman Terrace – Entire Road
 
Tupelo Drive – Entire Road
 
Twin Orchard Drive – Entire Road
 
Walnut Street – Entire Road
 
Woodbine Road – Entire Road
 
Woodridge Terrace – Entire Street
 
Yates Ave – Entire Street
 
Streets and Roads included in Frederick Leighton School
 
 
1st Ave. – Entire Street
 
3rd Ave. – Entire Street
 
4th Ave. – Entire Street
 
5th Ave. – Entire Street
 
6th Ave. – Entire Street
 
Baylis Street – Entire Street
 
Bronson Street – From Montcalm Street to Liberty Street
 
Byer Road – Entire Road
 
Center Street – Entire Street
 
Co. Rt. 7 (Johnson Rd.) – From St. Rt. 104 to Byer Road
 
Co. Rt. 89 – From  Rudolph Road to Lake Shore Road
 
Dorcas Street – Entire Road
 
Draper Street – Entire Street
 
Dublin St- Entire Street
 
Erie Street – From Hillside Ave. to Herrick Street
 
Foster Drive – Entire Street
 
Franklin Ave. – Entire Street
 
Fred  Haynes Blvd. – Entire Road
 
Germar Drive – Entire Road
 
Governor Street – Entire Street
 
Gregory Street – Entire Street
 
Herrick Street – Entire Road
 
Health Camp Road – Entire Road
 
Hillside Ave. – From W. Bridge Street to Byer Road
 
Irish Way – Entire Road
 
Jackim Road – Entire Road
 
John Street – Entire Street
 
Lake Shore Road – From North Side of St. Rt. 104 to Camp Hollis
 
Lake Street – From W. 1st Street to Liberty Street
 
Lake View Ave. – Entire Street
 
Lathrop Street – Entire Road
 
Lazarek Drive – Entire Road
 
Liberty Street – From Lake Street to Erie Street
 
Maple Ave. – Entire Street
 
Market Street – Entire Street
 
Montcalm Street – Entire Street
 
New Street – Entire Street
 
NW 9th Street – From W. Seneca to West Bridge Street
 
Ontario Street – From Lake Street to West Cayuga Street
 
Porter Street – Entire Street
 
Sheldon Ave. – Entire Street
 
Siembor Drive – Entire Road
 
Simons Drive – Entire Street
 
Singleton Street – Entire Road
 
Sunrise Drive – Entire Street
 
SUNY Campus – Entire
 
Swift Street – Entire Street
 
Terrill Street – Entire Road
 
W. 1st Street  – From Lake Street to North Side of West Utica
 
W. 2nd Street – From Lake Street to North Side of W. Utica Street
 
W. 3rd Street – From Lake Street to North Side of W. Utica Street
 
W. 4th Street – From Lake Street to North Side of W. Utica Street
 
W. 5th Street – From Lake Street to North Side of W. Utica Street
 
W. 6th Street – From Montcalm Street to North Side of W. Utica Street
 
W. 7th Street – From W. Schuyler to the North Side of W. Utica Street
 
W. 8th Street – From Lake Street to North Side of W. Utica Street
 
Washington Blvd. – From Forks of Road to Swift Street
 
Water Street – Entire Street
 
Water Street – Entire Street
 
Waterview Road – Entire Road
 
West Albany Street – From Hillside Ave. to West Utica Street
 
West Bridge Street – From W. 1st Street to Forks of Road
 
West Cayuga Street – From W. 1st Street to W. Bridge Street
 
West End Ave. – Entire Street
 
West Mohawk Street – From W. 1st Street to Liberty Street
 
West Oneida Street – From W. 1st Street to Liberty Street
 
West Schuyler Street – From W. 1st   Street to 1st Ave.
 
West Seneca Street – From w. 1st Street to Johnson Road
 
West Utica Street – From 5th Ave. to SW 9th Street
 
West Utica Street – North Side Only – From W. 1st Street to SW 9th Street
 
West VanBuren Street – From W. 2nd Street to Liberty Street
 
Willow Street – Entire Road

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