SYRACUSE, N.Y.-- Syracuse city schools have reopened for the year and unveiled some new changes.
Three local schools are being transformed into specialized facilities. In many cases, under-performing schools are undergoing a complete overhaul.
Hughes Elementary is being transformed into a school for gifted students.
"We're starting with grades K-1 and we'll be rolling up. Second grade, next year. Adding second grade next year. Then third, 4th and 5th. In the meantime, we are going to begin planning for a secondary, a grade 7 through 12 gifted school, as well," said Syracuse school superintendent Sharon Contreras.
In addition to Hughes, Fowler High School is set to offer a program centered on public safety.
Delaware Elementary is also beginning an overhaul program, although its plan has not yet been approved by the state.