NISKAYUNA, N.Y. -- Birchwood Elementary School in the Niskayuna School District will remain open for at least one more year.
On Tuesday, the school board decided to table plans to possibly close the school in an effort to cut costs. As a result, no schools in the district will be closed for the 2014-2015 school year.
Board members were looking into the possibility of closing Birchwood to help close a multi-million dollar budget gap.
"You hope at the end of the day that you can give people what they want, and what the students need. And we've said that all along, all of our community schools are important to us," said Susan Salvaggio, Niskayuna School Superintendent.
The board also voted on reconfiguration plans. They supported a resolution that would allow the superintendent to look into rearranging students in the district's elementary schools. It would evenly distribute students to each of their elementary schools, based on population.