Wave of resignations hit Williamsville School District

Posted at 5:41 PM, Sep 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-05 09:58:34-04

AMHERST, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Williamsville Central School District’s superintendent said more than 100 staff members have resigned and nearly 100 more will take a leave of absence due to COVID-19. As a result, students in grades 5-12 who have chosen to attend school fully remote will have their start date pushed back indefinitely.

"As soon as we have our final tabulations for staffing where we need to fill 80 virtual teaching positions, we will share that with parents and make sure we get students in their educational setting as quickly as possible," said Superintendent Dr. Scott Martzloff.

According to a video released by the superintendent on Friday, 90 staff members have taken leaves of absence due to COVID-19, another 111 staff members have resigned.

As a result, Superintendent Dr. Scott Martzloff said students in grades 5-12 who have chosen full remote learning have had their back to school date delayed indefinitely as the district works to fill these staffing gaps. According to the district, 1,375 students in these grades have opted for full remote learning.

Any student doing a hybrid model will begin as planned on Tuesday, September 8.

The superintendent also said those who choose to change their educational model from hybrid or virtual can do so on October 1st, but families are not able to change more than once.