Superintendent's Message



Welcome to the 2019- 2020 School Year!


Our faculty, staff, and administration are very excited to Embrace our students this new school year. It has been such pleasure to see smiling faces and students engaged in relevant learning experiences. We look forward to providing students with a comprehensive education that includes opportunities for students to excel in academics, the arts, athletics, and activities. We are very fortunate to offer these many opportunities that take place in our beautiful school buildings that are maintained by a dedicated facilities, custodial, and grounds departments. Our school district is enhanced by our amazing transportation department, who travel over 64 square miles each day to transport nearly 7400 students to and from our schools. Our students are also provided meals during the school day as we offer breakfast and lunch programs during the day and a dinner program during the after-school programs. All prepared by our very own outstanding cafeteria staff who serve over 6,000 meals per day. T.A.L.O.N.S. (former Kids Klub) and A.S.P.I.R.E. (21st Century Learning Grant Program) are student-centered enrichment programs that provide students with academic experiences in content areas and STREAM, and activities that showcase the talents of teachers and students.


As Superintendent of Schools, I am very proud of our school district and every component that makes it whole. I encourage everyone to join me in being grateful for all of the wonderful programs, learning opportunities, services and facilities that we have to assist in improving student achievement, having a positive climate and culture, and forming more community partnerships.


I welcome any concerns or recommendations and I ask that you reach out to me or my staff so that we can have a conversation rather than using social media as a platform. Social media works well to promote our programs and school happenings but does not provide the full story and is not conducive to building healthy relationships.


In closing, our plans this fall will be focused on our strategic plan and will include ideas for funding for needed facilities and full- day Kindergarten research. You are invited to join us at the Alder Avenue Middle School on October 2, 17, and 30th. Please see our website for times.


Happy Fall!


Dr. Kim Gruccio 
Superintendent of Schools


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