Editor’s Note: Over the next two weeks FingerLakes1.com will be going one-on-one with district leaders from around the region. Auburn, Canandaigua, Victor, and many others will be included in an ongoing dialogue about reopening schools. Click here if you’d like to see past episodes and additional districts.
Auburn Enlarged City School District Superintendent Jeff Pirozzolo says the last several weeks have been tough. In late-August the district had to make the difficult decision to take learning fully-remote this fall.
Pirozzolo says a phased-in approach to resuming in-person learning via a hybrid model will allow the district to learn what it needs to as students return to class for the first time since shutdown in mid-March. He says funding issues, as well as evolving guidance from Governor Andrew Cuomo has made every moment of planning for a district of 4,000+ students difficult.
Today he joins us to discuss reopening in Auburn, the kind of experience students and faculty will have, as well as the financial challenges his district faces.