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District Introduces Safety Coordinator

October 9, 2018

The Somers School District is moving forward on a number of fronts in its battle to maintain a safe and healthy environment for all students and staff.

Not only has it formed a task force and engaged Altaris Group as school safety consultants, it has hired two more School Resource Officers (SROs), purchased safety vests, implemented single points of entry for each school, and is installing new ...

Somers Athlete Has Confirmed Case of MRSA

The following was sent to parents from Superintendent Dr. Raymond Blanch on Tuesday:

"We were notified this afternoon that a Somers High School student athlete has a confirmed case of a skin infection called Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). MRSA is a type of “staph” infection that is resistant to many antibiotics and frequently causes skin ...

STEM Academy Seeks Somers IBM Building for State-of-the-Art Campus

SOMERS, N.Y. - The owners of the former IBM property have begun the process of getting approval from the town for their plan to renovate the behemoth building into a STEM academy boarding school.

The focus on STEM—science, technology, engineering, and math—is the selling point for what would be a 9-12 grade school for all genders at a tuition of $49,000 per year for borders, ...

IBM campus to turn into boarding school?

The owners of the former 723-acre IBM campus in Somers are proposing a private boarding and day school for Grades 9-12, temporarily named “Somers Academy.”  More details to follow.

Task Force Details Safety Suggestions

The task force that toiled mightily this summer to find ways to improve school safety has presented the Somers Board of Education with the fruits of its labors.

And the good news is, the district is already doing a lot of things it and consultants have identified as “best practices.”

The better news is that the majority of things that can use a little tweaking can be undertaken ...

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