In a report released on November 10 by the New York State Education Department, the Elwood Union Free School District was informed that James H. Boyd Intermediate School was identified as a “School in Need of Improvement.” This designation was based on the special education subgroup not achieving adequate yearly progress, as determined by the new state scoring system.  
It is important to note that the District, as a whole, was reported as being in “Good Standing.” As always, the Elwood Board of Education and administration remain committed to improving academic achievement among all subgroups of our student population. We will continue to work together to ensure that our students are provided with the programs and services needed to meet not only state benchmarks, but the high standards set forth by the Elwood community.