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Survey Says… Yes to Change Open Campus Policy

Most people agree with the new “open campus” policy, but not on how it has been decided.

On July 6, the Board of Education voted to adopt a pilot program to limit open campus to Juniors and Seniors.  There has been a negative response to the move,  (see “Nyack HS: Open and Shut Campus“, “Open Campus Needs to Be Open Discussion“, “Survey on NHS Open Campus Policy“).

The push back has been more about the process than the actual policy.  Of the 89 people who responded to our survey, 60% agree the current policy needs to be changed.

89 people responded to our survey.  Here are the results from each question:

Q1 — Are you in favor or keeping the current Open Campus policy at Nyack High School, which permits all students to leave the school campus for lunch?
Yes 35 39%
No 54 61%
Q2 — Agree or disagree: Open campus should be restricted to juniors and seniors
Yes 45 52%
No 42 48%
Q3 — Agree or disagree: Open campus should be abolished for all grades
Yes 17 19%
No 71 81%
Q4 — Select the one option that best describes you.
Parent 34 38%
Taxpayer 40 45%
Graduate 12 13%
Student 3 3%
Q5 — I live in
Nyack 38 43%
South Nyack 15 17%
Valley Cottage 17 19%
Upper Nyack 12 13%
None of the above 7 8%

Nyack People & Places, a weekly series that features photos and profiles of citizens and scenes near Nyack, NY, is sponsored by Sun River Health.

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