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Mr. Cole's Message

Dear Parents,
 
Welcome back to another new calendar year. The Year 2020 promises so many great things for KWS BRE! This is the year that our school renovation will officially start!  In December, the voters approved the referendum for the renovation of our school. Since being built nearly 60 years ago, not much has changed except the faces of the children and adults whose voices and faces bring our building alive each year.
 
Across the spring semester, the District will be working with architects, contractors, staff and parents to plan for the process that will transform our school into one of the most modern in all of Central New York. I look forward to seeing how the plans develop and the many phases that become staged to accommodate the needs of this large project.
 
While we know that the adjustments across the renovation process are going to present unique challenges for staff and visitors, the benefits of a completed renovation are quite grand and will equip our school to handle the needs of today’s society.  The stand out areas are transportation logistics on site, security, technology capacity and instructional design. An updated facility will enable us to tailor instructional delivery differently and take advantage of the most recent research on connecting with students.
 
While I know that working in a school across a renovation process can be challenging for all parties involved, the end result will help us meet the needs of the students and community for many years to come.
 
Happy New Year!
 
John