Two representatives from the Massena Central School District were selected by New York State United Teachers to present to the state Legislature during its annual education budget hearing.
Community Schools Director Kristin Colarusso-Martin and Massena Federation of Teachers President Randy Freiman addressed the group via Zoom.
Ms. Colarusso-Martin was one of only four speakers who was asked to share information abut the impact of COVID on the district and the district’s response to the pandemic. She discussed rural community schools and how they can connect with communities. She said community schools are used as a support network for families by leveraging partnerships with community organizations and maximizing available resources.
She said Massena Central became one of the first rural Full Service Community Schools in New York starting in 2017 and is often referred to as a model for rural community schools.
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