Food for Families Program

The East Greenbush CSD operates a Food for Families Program that provides FREE FOOD to families in need. Boxes of food are packed regularly with a variety of grocery items and then distributed in a confidential process. If your family is in need of some extra support with food, please reach out to Audra Di Bacco at 518-207-2028 or We also accept food donations to help supply this program. If you would like to donate, please contact Audra Di Bacco.

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East Greenbush Central School District continued its commitment to school safety last week when it hosted law enforcement agencies serving the district at its regular Administrative Staff Meeting.

All school principals and other district level administrators participated in the meeting to collaborate with law enforcement representatives. The meeting reinforced and assessed school safety procedures and protocols, and had participants review and discuss emergency scenarios.

The meeting, which Mr. Simons plans to continue hosting in the future, is one of many ways the district works with law enforcement to maintain a safe school environment.

  • Columbia High School has a School Resource Officer from the East Greenbush Police Department in the building every school day
  • A School Resource Officer will also be assigned to Goff Middle School later this year
  • Police visit schools routinely
  • Police assist schools with safety drills
  • Police officers have attended the district’s Safety Committee meetings

“The opportunity to share information with the police and problem-solve with our local law enforcement agencies helps all of our schools keep students and staff safe in the event of a school emergency,” Mr. Simons said. “Regular meetings with law enforcement ensure a coordinated response in the event of an emergency and the effective implementation of our safety plans should a critical incident occur.”

Thank you to the following agencies for attending this meeting:

  • East Greenbush Police Department
  • New York State Police
  • North Greenbush Police Department
  • Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Office
  • Schodack Police Department