School Closure Extended To End of Academic Year

Schools closed through end of academic year

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced during today's press briefing that schools will remain closed through the end of the academic year to help mitigate the spread of COVID -19.

Our teachers have been in contact with students and their families since March providing remote instruction and/or instructional materials, and we will continue to provide remote learning throughout this extended closure. The district’s food service department will also continue to provide meals.

 Additionally, NYSPHSAA announced that the spring interscholastic season has been cancelled. And earlier this week, the State Education Department announced that the August 2020 Regents exams have also been cancelled. Governor Cuomo said that by the end of May he’ll be able to provide school leaders with a clearer picture of how and when they can hold summer school. 

 “We know this is a challenging time for everyone and we appreciate your support as we work together to continue to provide our students with a quality education" says Superintendent Dr. Mark Stratton. "It’s especially important that students continue to attend online classes and connect with their teachers so they can finish the school year successfully.”

A decision about when and where school budgets will be held was not addressed in today’s press conference. We will continue to keep you informed of budget vote and board election developments as they become available.

May 01, 2020