Superintendent Message

Superintendent Message


Mr. Timothy R. Ryan
Timothy R. Ryan
18 Juliand Street
Bainbridge, NY 13733

Message from the Superintendent

December/January Message

Happy Holidays from everyone at BG!  It is hard to believe the holiday season is upon us.   While this year, things might be a bit different than holidays of the past, please take some time to share the season safely with your loved ones. 
After four years of hard work and construction, the BG Capital Improvement Project is complete!  The final pieces to be completed were the front doors of the Jr-Sr HS and the side entrances to the business office and the district office.   Once we have moved beyond the restrictions of the COVID pandemic, we look forward to showing off all the improvements.  

I am pleased to announce we are in the second quarter of the school year.  On Monday, November 9th, we had 51 students return to campus to participate in the “hybrid model.”  These were students who had originally selected the fully virtual option in the beginning of the school year.  We are excited to have them back on campus.  Every 10 weeks during the school year, the district will assess if we are able to bring more students back to campus, and possibly bring students back more frequently.  The biggest limiting factor in this is our limit on available space to make sure we are following the socially distancing guidelines. Our BG custodial staff is doing an outstanding job at keeping our buildings clean and safe for our students and staff.  A huge thank you to all of them!

We are continuing to discuss our ability to deliver meals to students’ homes like we did up until November 4th.  We will continue to see if we can return to meal delivery, but for the months of November and December curbside pick-up will continue.

Please remember that it is important to complete the student health screen every morning for each student.  We are continuing to streamline this process to make it as easy and fast as possible for parents and students.  Thank you to all our families for your flexibility during these difficult COVID times.  

My virtual “coffees with the community” will continue throughout the year.  I am pleased to have had 120 participants in my coffee in late September.  I feel these are a great way to keep in communication with the BG community.

Please have a safe holiday season.  As always, if you have any questions, suggestions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call me at school at 967-6321, email me at [email protected]..

Timothy Ryan
Superintendent of Schools

February/March Message

We are heading out of winter and looking forward to spring. While this hasn’t been the school year any of us hoped for, great things continue to happen on the BG campus.   Our students are busy during their days on and off campus.

The district continues to navigate through the pandemic and strive for a safe environment for our students and staff. A huge thank you goes out to the Chenango County Department of Health and our local DCMO BOCES who we work very closely with. Their guidance during this trying time has been unending.  

Starting March 1, if we can safely carry it off, we will be bringing the Guilford Elementary students back to campus four days per week. The district has begun planning for this event.   Our school reopening committee has met to discuss the process of how we will be bringing students back and make sure we have thought this through from every angle. There are many factors to consider in order to do this. The social distancing of students on the bus, in the classroom and in the cafeteria. The creation of additional classrooms for learning space and making sure each student has his/her own school supplies. Much more info will be coming home as we move closer to this date.  Again, we will not be doing this if COVID numbers spike or we can’t do this safely.

In the coming months we will be wrapping up the district’s multi-year Capital Project with work at the Jr-Sr HS. The final pieces of the construction project will be to replace the bleachers in the MPR, repair the floor, paint the walls and replace the wall mats at each end. The new bleachers will have hand-rails incorporated for people to more safely navigate up and down the bleachers. We will also be stripping the MPR gymnasium floor back to raw wood, replacing the damaged boards, repainting the lines, and replacing the mats hanging at each end. The timeline for completion will depend on the availability of some of the supplies.

And finally, we have been working for several months now on the 2021-2022 school budget. The financial future for schools is forecasted to be bleak for the next three to five years. The BG schools will be eliminating several positions due to attrition and have been trimming where possible. There will be more information on the BG school budget in the near future.

Thank you for your continued support during this very difficult school year. I can’t thank our families enough for working with us as we look to the light at the end of the tunnel.

Timothy R. Ryan

"Coffee" With the Superintendent


Please join Mr. Ryan for an update on how the BG schools are dealing with the uptick in COVID cases, and the protocols in place to keep students and staff safe on the B-G campus. 
Topic: COVID Information Update!
Time: Jan 8, 2021 03:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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