Superintendent

WPCSD Superintendent, Jo-Ann Sexton

 Jo-Ann Sexton began her tenure as Superintendent of the Whitney Point Central School District on July 1, 2021 after serving as the district’s Assistant Superintendent for nine years.
 
She joined the district in 1989, holding the position of school counselor for 17 years, assistant principal for two years and director of special services for three years. She served as Assistant Superintendent under Dr. Patricia Follette, who retired in June 2021. 
 
Ms. Sexton holds a bachelor’s degree from Binghamton University, a master’s degree from the State University College at Oneonta and is currently completing her doctoral degree at Binghamton University. 

Message From The Superintendent For The Start of 2021-2022

September 8, 2021
 
Dear Families and Community,
 
We are excited to be welcoming all students back to in-person learning this school year.  We are working to make this a much more predictable and consistent school year for our students and families.  While the ongoing pandemic certainly poses challenges and we continue to work diligently to keep the school environment healthy and safe, we hope to be able to preserve as much as is possible of the valued parts of our school routines as we can.
 
We look forward to a renewed sense of community in each classroom and school and the return to activities that are so vital for student enjoyment of school. We will, of course, need to watch very closely the impacts of COVID-19 to ensure that the mitigation efforts we have in place are effective so we ask for patience with us as we may have to change plans as conditions change. 
 
The overarching goal for this school year is to provide high-quality daily in-person engaging learning experiences and supports to all students while maintaining a safe and healthy environment.  In order to achieve this goal, faculty and staff are working thoughtfully to develop activities and instruction that will reconnect children with the excitement of learning.  Additionally, we will implement and adhere to the layered mitigation strategies that are recommended by the Center for Disease Control and required by the New York State Department of Health and the New York State Education Department. 
 
Continued collaboration between home and school will be essential as we strive to ensure that the school environment is healthy for all and to keep school as free of disruptions as possible.  
  
Please visit our website for plans and updates.  The 2021-2022 Back to School Plan, located on the WPCSD Return to School & COVID Updates page of our website, https://www.wpcsd.org/WPCSDReopeningInformation.aspx, includes information on the strategies the WPCSD will implement to address health and safety issues associated with COVID-19 for the 2021-2022 school year.  This document will be updated as conditions evolve with the pandemic. 
 
 I am confident that together we will ensure that this will be a positive, healthy year of learning and growing for all Whitney Point students. 
 
Thank you for your continued partnership.
 
Jo-Ann Sexton

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