NEW BERLIN – The Unadilla Valley Central School District decided not to waste another day as it kicked off the new school year on Tuesday. According to Frank Johnson, principal of the schools, the goal was to ensure enough time to fix any issues right away.
“The lockers are always the worst,” said Johnson. Schedules, layout, and the basic transition between grades created some confusion on the first day of school, but everyone at UV agreed that the year began without any significant hitches.
According to Superintendent Robert Mackey, the school district has undergone a number of changes this year as a result of the shifting Regents schedule and budget cuts resulting from state aid reductions.
One of the biggest changes was the appointment of Frank Johnson as sole principal of Unadilla Valley. Lee Supensky, previously the Middle School principal, has taken charge of pupil personnel services and the position of elementary school principal will remain un-filled following the previous principal’s retirement last year.
“We have a lot of work ahead of us to fit the changes,” said Johnson. “But we have an amazing staff here and I’m confident everything will fall into place.”