UV Students Head Back To School Next Week
Published: August 26th, 2019
By: Zachary Meseck

NEW BERLIN – Unadilla Valley Central School District will start the new school year next week with changes, including new staff members and a different designated drop-off area for the elementary side of the school.

The back-to-school night event will be from 5:15 to 6:45 p.m. on September 3, and the new school year begins the following morning.

According to Unadilla Valley Central School District Superintendent Robert Mackey, this year is marked with a variety of changes, including different leadership, growing opportunities for higher education, and new staff members.

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"To me, one of the greatest parts of being at Unadilla Valley is working with staff that consistently look at themselves as students," said Mackey. "They're in a continuous state of learning, which is an excellent model for their students."

He said this year there are several positions that have been filled, including two special education positions, a first-grade teacher position, and school's aide and clerical positions.

"We still have a couple of openings to fill, but a special education position seems to be the big one we're missing," said Mackey. "Hiring is proving to be a challenge for private sector and public sector as well."

He said the new hires come after a very successful summer, where students could choose from five different college courses offered with professors from local colleges.


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