School To Be Separated By Gender In Syracuse Ny

01.13.11 | Sarah Harnisch

When kids go to Clary Middle School in Syracuse next fall, girls will be going to one building... and boys... to another. It's because last night their school board voted to separate the school into 2 same-sex academies. Daniel Lowenguard, the Superintendant of the Syracuse City School District, says he was a middle school teacher and principal, and he knows how much gender issues get in the way of the kids as they try to focus. He told our news partner, YNN, they are starting teacher training right now and all the kids will have to purchase uniforms next year. The vote makes Clary the first single-sex school in 30 years in Syracuse.