Mayfair Nursery School no longer a co-op

Mayfair Nursery School at 51 Glenridge Road in Glenville will no longer be a co-op Tuesday, July 7, 2015. (Peter R. Barber/Gazette Photographer)Mayfair Nursery School at 51 Glenridge Road in Glenville will no longer be a co-op Tuesday, July 7, 2015. (Peter R. Barber/Gazette Photographer)

BY JENNIFER CURRIER
For The Daily Gazette

GLENVILLE — A Glenville pre-kindergarten school is straying from tradition.

For the 2015-2016 year, Mayfair Nursery School is abandoning the cooperative aspect of its operation as a way of accommodating the lifestyle of the modern family.

The Glenridge Road school was established in 1958 as a co-op. This means the school was run entirely by the parents of students enrolled there, who fulfilled mandatory volunteer responsibilities throughout the year. These duties involved year-round groundskeeping, facility cleaning, general building maintenance including construction, and volunteering as a classroom assistant on a rotating schedule.

Mayfair primarily serves 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds in Scotia, Niskayuna and Burnt Hills. All classes are a half day and are held two or three times a week, depending on the student’s age and program.

The board of trustees and the Mayfair Council govern the school. The board is occupied mostly by former Mayfair parents, while the council is made up entirely of parents with children currently enrolled. The two groups were the ones who instituted the major structural shift.

The board of trustees and the Mayfair Council govern the school. The board is occupied mostly by former Mayfair parents, while the council is made up entirely of parents with children currently enrolled. The two groups were the ones who instituted the major structural shift.

But this isn’t the only change facing Mayfair this summer, as the school is also welcoming Chris Leggieri as its new lead teacher.

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