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School Closed Through April 29

Updated 4/6/2020

School Closed Through April 29, 2020

Dear Lansing School Community:

There are two significant decisions made today regarding school closure and the NYS Regents Exams.

1. Governor Cuomo announced that schools will be closed through 4/29/2020.

2. NYS Board of Regents cancelled the NYS Regent exams. However, details regarding this decision and graduation requirements will be released later tomorrow.

We will continue to update you as we learn more information. As I stated in previous emails, the NYS Board of Regents meets today and tomorrow. The decisions being made will help guide our planning for the remainder of the school year.

Additionally, there are many conversations regarding school budget, state aid, and annual voting. We will be presenting to the Board of Education virtually on 4/13/2020. We will be recording the call and will share with you following the meeting. We will also be sending regular budget updates to you. As you can imagine, there are many negative economic consequences from COVID-19 and we are working round-the-clock to best understand the impact and how we can mitigate it without significant program reductions and/ or significant tax increases. Much more to come regarding school budget 2020-2021 as well as looking forward.

I do hope you are all healthy, safe and are managing to enjoy some of the sunshine today. Be well!


Chris Pettograsso, Superintendent