Requesting Statewide Feedback through BOCES Thought Exchange on Return to School Buildings

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that New York school facilities will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year, which recently extended through summer school. As we look to the future, we must think about what a return to school buildings might look like and how best to support students, families, and staff.

In West Genesee, we have often expressed that Wildcats are “Stronger Together”. It is important that all voices are heard, which includes planning on a state level. Please consider participating in a statewide virtual conversation about reopening schools. You will be able to read and rate other participants’ responses. Based on those ratings, the most important thoughts will surface. All contributions are anonymous.

This is a statewide exchange facilitated by the 37 New York BOCES (Boards of Cooperative Educational Services). The exchange results will be shared with our elected officials so that they will have a more global understanding of the thoughts and ideas our community members have about returning to in-person schooling.

I encourage everyone to use the link below to share your thoughts and help evaluate the critical issues. Please note, there is also a translation feature.

Thought Exchange Link:

We are in the OCM (Onondaga-Cortland-Madison) BOCES.

Thank you in advance for your participation,

David C. Bills
Superintendent of Schools