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September 13, 2020 - 6:12pm

Le Roy group response to questions about reopening of schools

posted by Mike Pettinella in Le Roy, schools, education, news.

Here is the response received from Jacalyn Whiting, school board president for Le Roy for the questions we sent each individual board member of the school district.  Whiting said this served as a group response. A group response was not an option given to the school board members.  

The school board members who failed to provide their own responses:

  • Jacalyn Whiting 
  • Denise Duthe 
  • Christine Dowell 
  • Richard Lawrence  
  • Peter Loftus 
  • William MacKenzie 

The Le Roy Central Schools Board of Education would like to reply to your questions about our district's reopening plan and policy concerning COVID 19 as a group.  We have discussed our district's reopening plans as a group with the administrative team many times over these last few months and thank you for this opportunity to share our excitement in welcoming our students and staff back to our schools next week   

Jacalyn Whiting, LCS Board of Education President
Denise Duthe, LCS Board of Education Vice President

Do you support the district's policy and reopening plan?  Why or why not?
We fully support our district's reopening plans.  Our Superintendent, Merritt Holly and our administrative team have spent countless hours surveying, meeting and speaking with parents, staff, and students for their valuable input and to fully understand the needs, concerns and wishes of our community.  Our administrators also spoke to neighboring school districts to compare and brainstorm different ideas and plans.  Then carefully following all of the mandates from the New York State Department of Health and the New York State Education Department our administrators crafted a plan for the reopening of our schools.  Our families were given a choice depending on their situations, needs and concerns to follow a hybrid plan and return to school in person for 2 days a week with one day remote learning or to be a fully remote student.  Our students and staff are also fully prepared to go to completely remote learning if the need arises.  Our district is ready to welcome our students next week with protocols and plans in place for a safe and exciting year!

What feedback have you received from the parents in your district?
The parents in our district have been extremely supportive and appreciative of the amount of thought and time that has gone into the creation of our plan and the way the reopening choices have been clearly communicated to them.  89% of our families have selected the hybrid in person model for this year.  Their trust and support of our district administration and staff is appreciated and not taken lightly. 

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