BACK TO SCHOOL: Dr. Christopher Brown talks reopening strategy in Marcus Whitman (podcast)

Editor’s Note: Over the next two weeks FingerLakes1.com will be going one-on-one with district leaders from around the region. Auburn, Canandaigua, Victor, and many others will be included in an ongoing dialogue about reopening schools. Click here if you’d like to see past episodes and additional districts.


There are a lot of ways to reopen schools in the middle of a pandemic. You can go fully-remote, like Auburn, institute hybrid models like Marcus Whitman or Seneca Falls, and plan for almost everything.

However, we’re learning that the size of a district plays a large role in its ability to bring students back. Even as calls for all schools to resume quote-unquote normal education — leaders are left dealing with state mandates that make it difficult.

A conversation with Dr. Christopher Brown, the superintendent at the Marcus Whitman Central School District showcased how size plays into a reopening plan.





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