Silver Creek Schools Planning For The Future

SILVER CREEK — Whether it be new personnel, upgrades to facilities, or potential new athletic programs, Silver Creek Central School District has plenty of new and exciting things on the horizon.

In terms of personnel, the district appointed an Assistant Academic Cultural Coordinator at its latest Board of Education meeting. William Reynolds IV will act as a Home School Liaison for students in the district as part of his new role. “It was a lengthy interview process, and he comes incredibly highly recommended. He was the hiring committee’s top choice,” said Silver Creek Superintendent Todd Crandall.

Reynolds has more than six years of experience working with the Seneca Nation. “He’s really going to be an asset to grow our family outreach, especially with our Native American population,” said Crandall.

Reynolds was in attendance at the meeting and addressed the board. “I’m really looking forward to being part of the school community and the team here. I’m looking forward to a bright future. I appreciate the opportunity,” he said.

Also at the recent meeting, Crandall revealed that the district is eying capital improvements. Notably, the district plans to replace its track, implement remote FOB entries, and improve district plumbing. Those updates are expected this upcoming summer of 2023.

The district also wants to improve upon its plasma cutter, upgrades to the physics and chemistry facilities, and LED light improvements. The initial bid came in “almost triple what we are allowed,” according to Crandall. More bids will be sought for those upgrades in the future in hopes of lowering the cost.

Plans for a new track was not the only athletic update Crandall shared at the meeting, however. After meeting with Section VI Director Mark DiFilippo, Silver Creek is exploring the best avenue for two new female student athletic programs in the district: wrestling in the winter and flag football in the spring.

The district is currently combined with Fredonia for wrestling in the winter season. Silver Creek is evaluating whether or not to be combined with other districts for female wrestling and flag football programs. “It’s really a huge thing that is growing. … We’re exploring would we want to something like that ourselves, or would we want to join Forestville or, in theory, Fredonia or Lake Shore,” said Crandall. “So it’s really exciting stuff.”

Crandall also shared with the board that the transportation issues have improved, but are not entirely solved yet. “We are definitely better, no question,” said Crandall.


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