Schools Close Until April 13



Close All Schools

For Four Weeks


It’s official.

Schools in Otsego County are closed until April 13.

School superintendents from across 18-district ONC BOCES region met today and unanimously agreed to the plan, which complies with 30-day emergency declarations by Otsego and Schoharie counties related to the COVID-19 virus.

The districts announced Friday that schools would be closed for at least two weeks, but the public health crisis is evolving rapidly and by Sunday the counties had made their own emergency declarations.

Both Cooperstown Central School District and the Oneonta schools had prepared learning packets for all students by this morning, and were distributing them later in the day.

CCS Superintendent Bill Crankshaw was outside Cooperstown Elementary School, where bins for each grade were set out and filled with packets bearing each child’s name.

The packets for a third-grade class included a schedule for 14 days of assignments for every subject, and books for each student to read.

Oneonta City Schools Superintendent Thomas Brindley said his schools did the same.

“It is moving to see how many of our faculty and staff members are here tonight and the work that has gone into gathering and distributing materials to our students,” Brindley said.

More materials will be distributed as needed, he said.

2 thoughts on “Schools Close Until April 13

  1. David Mumbulo

    Consider having Teachers ride school buses. Checking in on students provide assignment updates and collection. Assisting students as needed. If using Laptops these could be distributed and picked up as needed.

  2. Cecilia lewin

    I just want to say good job to everyone 👏👏👏and thanks for keeping our kids safe.

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