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Williamsville schools meetings tries to give answers to parents, students

The school district provided an update and answers that parents, students and staff have regarding the hybrid and fully remote online learning models.

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. — Following the district's last-minute delayed start for fully remote students in grades 5-12 and the superintendent placed on a leave of absence by the school board, the Williamsville School District held a meeting Thursday night to discuss those topics.

Early in that meeting, the Williamsville Central School District announced that all students in grades 5 through 12 will temporarily be going fully remote. The change will begin on Tuesday.

School officials also said there will also be a support team in place that will help keep parents and families informed. 

"It’s easier to conduct hybrid model for the younger students. But based on curriculum and demands of 5-12 students, fully remote model is feasible and able to execute right now," said Dr. John McKenna, the District’s Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources.

The meeting will be live-streamed on the district’s YouTube channel. A link to that can be found here.

The school district was also expected to provide an update and answers that parents, students and staff have regarding the hybrid and fully remote online learning models during the meeting.

The Board of Education, along with District leadership, leadership from the Williamsville Administrators’ Association, and Williamsville Teachers’ Association will all be present at this meeting, according to a press release from the district.