Canandaigua school district discusses $76.4M budget plan

School leaders tackled the nuts and bolts of a proposed $76.4 million budget for 2019-2020 at Thursday’s Breakfast & Business event, hosted by the Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce.

Canandaigua City School Superintendent Jamie Farr and Assistant Superintendent of Business Matt Fitch were at New York Kitchen May 9 to share the district’s vision, initiatives and the dollars and cents needed to help make it happen.

”Ye,s we’re a school of excellence, but we can always improve,” said Farr to attendees over breakfast.

To elaborate, he spotlighted various district-wide efforts already underway.

For example, leaders took a fresh look at and evaluation of special education services and systems, he said.

New safety procedures were implemented and training held for all district employees and students, including instant lockdown capabilities and strategies for countering a threat and evacuation.

Five community conversations were held to facilitate strategic thinking and to fine-tune the district’s mission and vision.

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