During a town hall meeting Thursday, Dover Area School District Supt. Robert Krantz talked about the success of the district's move to synchronize the curricula in the elementary schools.

After changing the structure of the elementary schools from kindergarten to fourth grade to kindergartners to sixth graders, all of the resources and staffing have been equalized among the elementary schools. This ensures that teachers at each school in each grade will be teaching the same subject and lesson at the same time, he explained.

Krantz also said the district hopes to see seniors' SAT scores rise.

Seniors at Dover Area High School are scoring lower than juniors who are taking the test, Krantz said. Unlike other schools in the county, Dover doesn't offer prep courses or SAT coaching and does not have the money to fund such programs.

In order to prepare all of the students at the high school, the school board is not only looking at cost-effective ways to increase SAT preparation but has also recently developed the Career and Technical Education Center to better prepare students pursuing careers in technical fields.

Among other changes this school year, the district saw a cut in its bus schedule.

Krantz explained how the school district was able to move from three bus runs to two. By making this move, the school district is removing 200 to 300 miles a day from its busing.