April 18, 2018
Dear Catskill CSD Community:
The purpose of this letter is to provide you with an update regarding the status of our safety drills. Due to the school shooting incident that occurred in Parkland, Florida, a decision was made to “cease and desist” with facilitating our safety drills.
Unfortunately, we still have a number of drills that need to be facilitated to maintain compliance with the State Education Department. I understand there is a level of anxiety that continues to permeate throughout the community. As a result, our building principals will notify staff in advance of scheduled drills for the remainder of the 2017-18 school year. Again, the goal is to relieve the anxiety with regards to safety drills and maintain compliance with the State Education Department.
As always, if you have any additional questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me at (518) 943-4696.
Dr. Ronel Cook
Superintendent of Schools