Superintendent's Update: Friday, December 10

To Our BCSD Community,

As we close out this school week, I want to take a moment to thank our community for its continued support and understanding as we work through this challenging time.

Thank you to our students who have gracefully handled the events of the last week and continue to show remarkable resilience.

Thank you to our staff, especially our counselors, who are in the classrooms every day speaking with students, listening, and aiming to find ways to help them feel safe and comfortable in school.

Thank you to our parents for supporting our efforts and providing a much-needed perspective. It is essential that we continue our discussions about school culture. In January, we plan to host an online/virtual parent forum with new Superintendent Jason Smith to encourage parents to ask questions and express concerns. Stay tuned for additional details in the coming weeks.

Finally, a special thanks to the Batavia Police Department for our partnership, for addressing our needs quickly and efficiently, and for being present at our schools this week to ensure everyone’s safety. Given that the BPD has found no credible evidence of a threat, the police will begin to reduce their presence at our buildings in the coming weeks. Our dedicated School Resource Officer Miah Stevens will continue her work throughout the district. 

We appreciate your patience and understanding. As always, if you have any concerns, please feel free to reach out to your child’s building principal or school counselor.


Thank you. 


Scott Bischoping 

Interim Superintendent