Sullivan County has several local sites that are serving FREE nutritious meals to children and teens 18 and younger over the summer while school is out of session. Please use this mapping tool to find a site near you. https://www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks
Special Announcements / Action Items
It's Safe, It's Easy and It's Important
The 2020 Census is much more than just a headcount. It provides a picture of our community that helps determine where to build new schools, hospitals, and businesses. Responding to the census also helps communities get the funding they need and helps businesses make data-driven decisions that grow the economy.
Census data impacts our daily lives, informing important decisions about funding for services and infrastructure in our community, including health care, senior centers, roads, and political representation. It also helps us see how our communities have changed over time. That's why an accurate count is so important.
Your census responses are safe and secure. The census bureau is required by law to protect all personal information, and it is strictly confidential. Your answers cannot be used against you by any court or governmental agency, including the FBI, CIA, Department of Homeland Security, or U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
For the first time, the U.S. Census Bureau will accept responses online, by phone, and by mail, to ensure the process is secure and convenient for everyone. This new system makes the questionnaire easy to complete.
- Census 101 - What you Need to Know
- How the 2020 Census will Invite Everyone to Respond
- Counting Young Children in the 2020 Census
- El Censo Del 2020 y la Confidencialidad (Spanish)
- Censo 101 - Lo Que Nescista Saber (Spanish)
- Cómo el Censo de 2020 invitará a todos a responder (Spanish)
Department of Health | Office of Children and Family Services | State Education Department Statement on Legislation Removing Non-Medical Exemption from School Vaccination Requirements
On June 13, 2019, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation removing non-medical exemptions from school vaccination requirements for children.
As of June 13, 2019, there is no longer a religious exemption to the requirement that children be vaccinated against measles and other diseases to attend either:
• public, private or parochial school (for students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade), or
• child day care settings.
For those children who had a religious exemption to vaccination, what are the deadlines for being vaccinated?
Children who are attending child day care or public, private or parochial school, and who had a religious exemption to required immunizations, must now receive the first age appropriate dose in each immunization series by June 28, 2019 to attend or remain in school or child day care. Also, by July 14, 2019 parents and guardians of such children must show that they have made appointments for all required follow-up doses. The deadlines for follow-up doses depend on the vaccine.
Additional information will be forthcoming.
Announcements / Upcoming Events
Summer School ScheduleAcademic Summer School: (Location - Liberty Middle School)
July 8th through August 14th
(Classes run Monday through Thursday)Regents Exams: August 13th & August 14thBOCES Special Education Summer School:(Location - Rubin Pollack Education Center)July 8th through August 16th
(Classes run Monday through Friday)