How are schools going to function moving forward? Stephen Parker Zielinski is the superintendent of schools at South Seneca. It’s a smaller, rural district, and we wanted to catch up to ask him about potential budget cuts, navigating a pandemic on limited staffing, and what some of his expectations were moving forward.
While he said the plans in place right now, to not only educate – but feed students are sustainable – they only stay that way if state and federal aid comes through. And if it doesn’t? Zielinski says it will be a very challenging day.
Today on the show, a look at the crisis facing schools if federal aid doesn’t come soon. It’s a financial crisis brought on by a public health crisis, and a combination of events that rural districts in the Finger Lakes were not prepared to handle.
Editor’s Note: Check out Zielinski’s full-conversation with Josh Durso this weekend on Inside the FLX.