Dear Liverpool CSD Families,
I hope you have had the opportunity to relax and recharge this summer after what had been a very challenging school year.
Since June, the Liverpool Central School District has been planning for the 2021-2022 school year with the goal of having all of our students in school five days a week. Like many school districts across New York State, we were anxiously awaiting additional guidance from Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Department of Health to help us resolve any lingering questions about how to keep our students and staff healthy and safe this school year.
Unfortunately late last week it was announced that the state will not be issuing any guidance on the reopening of schools for the 2021-2022 school year. This puts school districts across the state, including the Liverpool Central School District, at a distinct disadvantage with the start of school just a few weeks away.
In the absence of guidance, NYS Education Commissioner Betty Rosa has indicated that school districts should follow the most up-to-date guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics. NYS superintendents, including myself, are meeting with Dr. Rosa today for continued discussions.
I’d like to reiterate that our intent is to have our students in school five days a week when school starts on Thursday, September 9. We will provide more information as we get closer to the start of the school year. Please keep an eye on our Web site and ParentSquare for updates.
Thank you so much for your continued patience and understanding.
Dr. Mark F. Potter
Superintendent of Schools