Dear Niskayuna School Community:
I am writing to invite you to participate in the process of shaping the future of education for the children of our district alongside fellow community members and colleagues.
You may be aware that our district strategic plan calls for advancing our academic programs and ensuring that school is a safe and welcoming place for all. We are now seeking members for recently established subcommittees charged with making recommendations in specific areas.
The subcommittees are focused on: enrollment and capacity; homework; pathways to college and careers; school start times; diversity; mental health and wellness; and activities/events related to school culture.
The co-chairs of each subcommittee are listed at the end of this letter. Please contact the co-chair of the respective committee if you would like to get involved. You may also reach out to my office. We ask you to indicate your interest as soon as possible, as the teams are beginning to make plans for their work.
The subcommittees were established by the Instructional Program Advisory Council (IPAC) and Environment and Culture Advisory Council (ECAC), which are made up of parents, community members, faculty and staff, and students.
They are seeking individuals who will bring an open mind to the work and are ready to engage in a deliberative and inclusive process to reach conclusions that will meet the needs of our community and students.
Niskayuna has been at the forefront of education for many decades because of efforts just like this - neighbors working together to build a shared vision for the future. I hope you’ll consider participating.
Cosimo Tangorra, Jr., Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools