All BOCES instructional programs and offices are closed
Due to an order issued Friday, March 27, by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, all K-12 schools will remain closed until April 15. The closure order is part of a proactive effort to limit exposure to the Coronavirus. All BOCES offices will also remain closed until April 15. Updated information will be posted in this location as it becomes available. 
 
All schools are prepared to provide student meals (two per day per student) at designated pick-up locations throughout the county. You do not have to go to the pick-up site at your school; any site will serve you. To view a list of those locations, click here for Broome County schools, click here for Tioga County schools.  
 
Latest updates: Governor's order effectively cancels spring break. To read district superintendent's full staff briefing, click here.

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A message from District Superintendent Allen Buyck

Hello, this is Al Buyck.

This morning (March 31) I sent a message to all instructional staff informing them that the latest executive order from Gov. Cuomo requires that all schools and BOCES continue providing instructional support to students, along with distribution of meals, "for the duration of the school closure order that currently expires on 4/15.”

That means that the planned "spring break" is effectively canceled and that teachers and instructional staff will continue to interact with students and their families and support them as best we can through the end of the current closure period. In order for the schools to continue to receive their scheduled state aid payments, it is critical that we follow the governor's order.

I understand how disappointing this may be to many of you, but I also believe it is the right thing to do. Our students need some level of normalcy in their lives, and often the relationships they have with their teachers and support staff are the most reassuring thing they have in their daily lives. 

That notice I had to send this morning served as a stark reminder of the environment we are all forced to deal with, and how critical your support, flexibility and cooperation has been and will continue to be in the weeks ahead. This is no longer a "business as usual" environment, yet each day you have proven your strength, stamina and team spirit. For that I am eternally grateful. 

Not one of us asked for this, and not one of us has all the answers. But what we do have is each other, and together we will get through this. For that we are very fortunate and thankful.

While I have your ear, if you have the chance please keep our healthcare workers in your thoughts and prayers as well.  

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