District update regarding recent media coverage

The Fayetteville-Manlius School District would like to take this opportunity to update the community on recent media coverage that may have given the perception that a community meeting or forum was held for the purpose of discussing mental health initiatives.

On Dec. 6, members of the F-M Board of Education’s Community Relations Committee, which is one of four standing board committees that meets to review specific operational functions and makes recommendations to the entire board, met for a regularly-scheduled meeting. 

The meeting’s agenda items included Hall of Distinction, community engagement and relationships with F-M’s Home-School Associations. While the public has the right to attend meetings of public bodies, listen to debate and watch the decision-making process, the Dec. 6 Community Relations Committee meeting was not a designated community forum.

“The district remains committed to providing all stakeholders with accurate and timely information,” said F-M Superintendent of Schools Craig J. Tice. “Maintaining open and honest lines of communication with our stakeholders is a priority the district takes very seriously.”

Community members with questions or concerns on this matter are encouraged to contact Dr. Tice.

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