July 24, 2020: Message from superintendent; reopening survey closed

Dear BKW parents and families,

For the past eight weeks the school district’s reopening task force has been meeting on a regular basis for the purpose of considering needs, strategies, and plans for a safe and healthy return to school in September for students, staff, and any community members who must interact with our schools. This week, the NYS Department of Health and the NYS Education Department issued very detailed guidance for districts to follow as each develops its own plan for reopening. I have attached the link to the SED guidance here for your review. 

At the end of May, we surveyed parents for feedback on the remote learning experience taking place from March to June. The data was helpful as we processed many return plans and guidance documents. Because we value parent and community voices and feedback, we developed a survey which seeks input related to reopening for the coming school year. That survey concluded on July 24.

We want to have students back in school, and it is critical to ensure safety, equitable access to quality learning experiences, and appropriate academic, social, and emotional support. Thank you for your support and partnership.


Dr. Timothy Mundell 
Superintendent of Schools