School district seeks resident input on search for new superintendent

Online survey, upcoming forum opens process to the community

— The community forum on the superintendent search is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, in the Waterman Elementary School auditorium.

To access the district’s online survey about the superintendent search, visit skanschools.org.

Electronic school news notifier

Also at the Nov. 5 meeting, the BOE discussed the new School News Notifier (SNN) system, which automatically sends news and information on any and all aspects of district happenings to the email or telephones of subscribers.

The SNN system has been up and running on the district website for six weeks and “it’s working out very, very well,” district technology manager Paul Blair told the BOE during his annual district technology update.

The system allows users to create a free profile online and choose from 14 different subject categories as to which ones the user would like to receive news updates via email. School closing information also can be received via cell phone text messages.

The subject categories include BOE news, athletic news, news from all four district schools, both PTC groups, fine arts, nurse’s office, special education and school closings and delays.

Interim Superintendent Pastel said the SNN system is working well, but the district as “more work to do” to notify residents of the system and get more users. The SNN currently has 161 subscribers. “We should have over 1,000 people,” Pastel said.

To sign up for the SNN system, visit the Skaneateles CSD website at skanschools.org and click on the SNN link.

Jason Emerson is editor of the Skaneateles Press. He can be reached at editor@skaneatelespress.com.

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