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Superintendent's Message

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Dear Families,

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2022-2023 school year! I hope everyone was able to
relax and enjoy their summer break. We are privileged to have a dedicated Board of Education,
skilled administrators and staff, and exceptional students! We invite you to partner with us to
ensure that the children who attend our schools are prepared to learn and can find the
connections that will help them be successful.

This summer we welcomed new administrators, faculty, and staff to our district. Hiring is an
important component of our work and we do everything possible to ensure that our process is
detailed and vigilant in order to obtain the best employees. Like school districts across the
nation, we are facing labor shortages, but we were able fill most open positions. This includes
Director of Curriculum, Director of Special Services, Junior High Principal, Madison Elementary
Principal, Chief Payroll Clerk, Human Resources Coordinator, and many other instructional and
non-instructional positions. We continue to seek a School Resource Officer and are working
with the Village of Massena to explore our options in the face of this shortage. I want to thank
all of our staff and community members who have helped us with hiring these quality candidates
and look forward to working with them as we support our students and families.

September is a wonderful time for those of us involved in education because it allows us to
develop new goals, form new relationships, and undertake new challenges. Working together
we have developed several goals that we believe will continue to enhance our educational
program for our students. These include:
       ● Improving the K-12 writing program across all instructional areas.
       ● Increasing student attendance.
       ● Designing and implementing a Pre-BOCES Vocational Bridging Program in Grades 9 and
          10 at the High School.
       ● Implementing a District Threat Assessment Team along with procedures and protocols to
          support it.
       ● Continuing the expansion of the Positivity Project grades P-12.
       ● Developing a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) policy for the District.
       ● Continuing implementation of Phase 2 and 3 of the capital improvement project.
Thank you for your continued support of our schools and for being a partner in your children’s
education. Best wishes for a successful school year!

Patrick H. Brady
Superintendent of Schools
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