Reopening Our Schools

The East Greenbush CSD has formed a School Opening Task Force to develop plans to help safely reopen schools in the fall. As we develop reopening plans for submission to the state, our priorities will be the health and safety of all students and staff and the academic and social emotional needs of our students.

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Reopening Our Schools

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in anticipation and pending decisions of the Governor’s Office, the NYS Department of Health and the NYS Education Department, the East Greenbush Central School District has formed a School Opening Task Force to develop plans to help safely reopen schools in the fall. The task force is composed of teachers, staff, students, parents, board members and community members.

In order to ensure this planning is comprehensive, the task force is discussing three potential scenarios:

  1. In-person return to school
  2. Hybrid model with a combination of remote and in-person school
  3. Extension of full-time remote learning

The task force will meet throughout the summer and discuss important topics such as Health and Safety, Transportation, Facilities, Nutrition, Teaching and Learning, Digital Equity and Access, Budget and Fiscal, Social Emotional Needs, Special Education, Bilingual Education, and Human Resources.

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School Opening Task Force Committee

  • Health and Safety
    • Ekansh Agrawal – CHS Student
    • Kevin Albert, MD – District Medical Director
    • Sam Beardsley – Health & Safety Specialist
    • Paul Bickel – Director of Facilities
    • Betsy Cohoon, RN – School Nurse
    • Margaret Condo, RN – School Nurse
    • Tammy Cosgrove, RN – School Nurse
    • Doug Hadley – Teaching Assistant
    • Michael Harkin (Chair) – Principal
    • Michael Leonard – Athletic Director
    • Ernestine Mann – Monitor
    • Mark Mann – Board of Education Member
    • Andrea Neiman – Teacher
    • Kathleen O’Leary – Monitor
    • Adrienne Rudat – Teaching Assistant
    • Jude Shufelt – Secretary
    • Sarah Tacy, RN – School Nurse
    • Jeff Tooker (Chair) – Teacher/District Safety Coordinator
    • James VanBuren – Head Custodian
  • Transportation/Facilities/Nutrition
    • Frank Asenbauer – Head Groundskeeper
    • Sam Beardsley – Health & Safety Specialist
    • Paul Bickel (Chair) – Director of Facilities
    • Jill Bonesteel – School Bus Driver
    • Steve Howland – Custodian
    • Greg Jette – Teacher
    • Kevin Kelley – Custodian/CSEA Union President
    • Maryanne`Lindemann – Cook
    • Mark Noeth (Chair) – Transportation Supervisor
    • Phyllis Sanford-Krug (Chair) – Food Service Manager
    • Jeff Smith – School Bus Driver
    • James VanBuren – Custodian
  • Teaching and Learning
    • Meagan Asenbauer – Teacher/Parent
    • David Bresnahan – Teacher
    • Susan D’Amico – Teacher
    • Frank DiDonato – Teacher
    • Melissa Dupont – Teacher
    • Patricia Farnan – Assistant Principal
    • Natalie Fiacco – CHS Student
    • Dan Garab (Chair) – Principal
    • Peter Goodwin – Director of Technology
    • Scott Halliday – Teacher
    • Julie Hammill – Teacher
    • Alison Hosier – Teacher
    • Sue Livingston – Parent
    • Jim McHugh (Chair) – Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction
    • Donnamarie Vlieg – Teacher
  • Digital Equity and Access
    • Jack Alvey – Principal
    • LaLena DeMarco – Teacher
    • Sarah Garno – Library Media Specialist
    • Peter Goodwin (Chair) – Director of Technology
    • Stephanie Jorgensen – Secretary
    • Linda Wager – District Treasurer
  • Budget and Fiscal
    • Kim Berben – Director of Greenbush Child Care (GCC)
    • Larry Edson – Assistant Superintendent of School Business Finance
    • Drew Romanowski – Teacher/EGTA President
    • Helen Squillace – Principal
    • Linda Wager (Chair) – District Treasurer
  • Social and Emotional Needs
    • Jill Barker (Chair) – Principal
    • Kathryn Biel – Physical Therapist
    • James Eggleston – School Social Worker
    • Jaclyn Gleason – School Counselor
    • Maureen Janowski – Teaching Assistant
    • Allison Milazzo – School Counselor
    • Shannon Romanowski – Executive Director of Greenbush YMCA
    • Karen Sheridan – School Social Worker
    • Jennifer Sorensen-Chase – School Psychologist
    • Helen Squillace (Chair) – Principal
  • Special Education
    • Andrea Baird – Teaching Assistant
    • Nicole Barmen – Occupational Therapist
    • Lalena DeMarco – Teacher
    • Audry June – Speech/Language Pathologist
    • Margaret LaHera – Speech/Language Pathologist
    • Marty Mahar (Chair) – Principal
    • Molly McGrath (Chair) – Director of Pupil Personnel Services
    • Adrienne Rudat – Teaching Assistant
    • Nancy Verdile – Teaching Assistant
  • Bilingual Education/MLL/ELL
    • David Adadjo – CHS Student
    • Jennifer Carraher – ENL Teacher
    • Wayne Grignon (Chair) – Principal
    • Michelle Hall – ENL Teacher
    • Ida-Marie Lindberg – ENL Teacher
    • Jim McHugh (Chair) – Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction
    • Sabine Murphy – ENL Teacher
    • Alexandra Omecinsky – ENL Teacher
    • Jennifer Quail – Literacy Specialist/Parent
  • Staffing/Human Resources
    • Angela Adams – Secretary
    • Marissa Cannon (Chair) – Director of Human Resources
    • Patty Farnan (Chair) – Assistant Principal
    • Shannon MacFarland – Secretary
    • Michael Neumann (Chair) – Assistant Principal
    • Katie Snedaker – Secretary
  • At-Large Members
    • Jennifer Acker – Parent
    • Karen Lorette – Teaching Assistant
    • Susan Pagones – Teacher
    • Nathan Sanford – Head Mechanic