School Superintendent also requests residents complete a 3 Question Parent Re-Entry Survey
As school districts across New York prepare for the possible reopening of school buildings in the fall they are awaiting guidelines and recommendations from state officials. The Regional School Reopening Task Force meetings are being held virtually to gather input needed to develop guidance and regulatory changes to allow schools to open this fall.
The Brewster Central School District is strongly represented on the task force with two of our Administrators who were selected to participate: Dr. Elizabeth Kennedy the Director of Pupil Personnel Services and Mr. Jim Treloar our Director of Technology and Innovation.
The task force meetings include more than 200 stakeholders from each region. They are discussing items such as health and safety, teaching and learning, social-emotional needs, special education, bilingual education, digital equity and access, budget, transportation, nutrition and staffing.
In one of his daily addresses, Gov. Andrew Cuomo had said guidelines for reopening K-12 schools would be coming in early June. While recommendations for reopening colleges were released, state education officials now say guidelines for schools will come on or after July 13. The State Education Department will present guidance to the Board of Regents at its next meeting on July 13 after the completion of the four regional task force meetings which are focused on reopening schools, education officials said.
As we wait for guidelines from the State, our District focus teams are busy preparing for the health and safety precautions they will take now. As we begin to prepare for the 2020 - 2021 academic school year, we are requesting that you complete a baseline data survey. This preliminary information will be a great starting point for our Safety Health and Emergency Planning Team and Focus Teams. As the summer progresses we will continue to seek your input, which is critical and truly valued as we plan to keep our students and staff safe. Please stay safe and stay well! We miss you all!!