Do Not Redistrict Orchard Park Schools!
The purpose of this petition is to make it clear that the residents living in all neighborhoods within the Orchard Park Central School District are, at this time, VEHEMENTLY OPPOSED to any form of redistricting whatsoever. This unnecessary action is creating rifts among residents, dividing neighborhoods, and breaking bonds among our children--the very same bonds that brought many of us together in the first place. As residents, taxpayers, voters, parents, property owners, and all combinations of the above, we realize that we are not fully aligned on what the correct long-term solution is for the District. With that in mind, however, we do agree that: - The disruption and ill-will that these proposals have caused (and will continue to cause) throughout our community greatly outweigh the minimal perceived benefits of reducing average class size by less than one (1) student. - Left alone, average class size will be less than one (1) student more than the average class size of all New York State schools (based on 2000 data from the Public Policy Institute of New York State). - Based on the projections that have been used to predict class sizes going forward, the