Upcoming Parent Volunteer Opportunities

November 21, 2022


Gananda Families,


We have two exciting opportunities for you to get involved with the schools and provide input for the future of our district. We are currently looking for parent volunteers for two committees as follows:


Facility Committee:


This committee helps the district prioritize capital improvement projects. One of the main priorities will be the preparation of our sites for electric buses as required by New York State. Starting in 2026 we will only be allowed to buy electric buses and we only have until 2036 to convert our entire fleet to electric. This will require significant changes to our sites.


We also recently had a building condition survey completed and the results are in. We are looking for volunteers to serve on this committee to help us decide what the next steps will be for the district improvement needs. The committee will meet once per month from December until June. Meetings will start promptly at 6:30pm and end at 8pm. The first meeting is set for December 13, 2022 at 6:30pm at Ruben A. Cirillo High School. All those interested in participating on the committee are welcome to attend. Please bring your calendars to this meeting as meeting dates and timelines will be set. There will also be tours of each building as the condition survey results are discussed.  



High School Principal Hiring Committee:


As previously announced, our high school principal Matt Mahoney is retiring. We will begin our search in January with the intent to fill this vacant position in June. Our goal is to create a smooth transition for our students and staff for the start of the 2023-2024 school year. We are looking for volunteers to participate on the hiring committee to provide input for consideration to select the best candidate. The first meeting will be held in January and then the committee will meet twice a month from February through April. 


If you are interested in volunteering for one of the committees listed above, or both, please fill out the following volunteer interest survey by Monday, December 5, 2022. We will contact you with further information as we get closer to the meetings.


Complete the Volunteer Interest Survey


Thank you for your interest!


Shawn Van Scoy, Ed.D

Superintendent, Gananda Schools