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Region’s school superintendents support “Pathway to Normalcy”

The following letter was sent to Governor Hochul and Commissioner Bassett on behalf of the superintendents of schools in the HFM BOCES region.

January 28, 2022

HFM BOCES school superintendents support “Pathway to Normalcy.”

Honorable Kathy Hochul
Governor of New York State

Commissioner Mary T. Bassett, MD, MPH
New York State Department of Health

Dear Governor Hochul and Commissioner Bassett,

The superintendents of the Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES fully endorse the letter released by our colleagues in the WSWHE BOCES on January 27, 2022. (View Pathway to Normalcy letter here)

We support the two main points cited in their letter – creating a Roadmap on Masking and Seeing the Whole Student when considering mitigation restrictions currently in place.

We urge state leaders to consider these points and work with us to ensure the physical and social-emotional health of all our students.

The Superintendents of Schools in the HFM BOCES region:

Richard Ruberti, Greater Amsterdam
Stephen Tomlinson, Broadalbin-Perth
Dr. Nick Fitzgerald, Canajoharie
Michelle Ellis, Edinburg Common
Thomas Ciaccio, Fonda-Fultonville
Jeffery Ziegler, Fort Plain
David Halloran, Gloversville Enlarged
Dr. William Crankshaw, Greater Johnstown
Heather Philo, Lake Pleasant
Christopher Harper, Mayfield
Dr. Leslie Ford, Northville
Adam Heroth, Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville
Richard Rose, Piseco
Thomas Sincavage, Wells
Nicole Dettenrieder, Wheelerville

New York State Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara
New York State Assemblyman Robert Smullen
New York State Senator Michelle Hinchey
New York State Senator James Tedisco
Laurel Headwell, Fulton County Public Health
Erica Mahoney, Hamilton County Public Health
Sara Boerenko, Montgomery County Public Health
Daniel Kuhles, Saratoga County Public Health
David Ziskin, District Superintendent, HFM BOCES


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