Superintendent of Schools
Secretary: Mrs. Laurie Coccionitti, firstname.lastname@example.org
Teachers, District reach new contract agreement
(December 13, 2017) This is a busy time of the year as the semester winds down and plans for celebrating the upcoming holidays take shape. In the spirit of the season, I would like to begin by expressing my heartfelt gratitude to all who help make Williamsville CSD a great place to teach, learn, work and live.
I am pleased to announce that we have reached a new contract agreement with our teachers. The Board of Education approved funding for a new four-year contract with the Williamsville Teachers Association (WTA) at its meeting last night. The bargaining unit, which represents nearly 900 teachers and other certificated employees, ratified the pact late Monday. The new contract comes after eleven months of talks and 17 meetings held between the district and WTA negotiating teams. The process was cordial with a prevailing attitude of collaboration on both sides. I believe it is a fair settlement for everyone and recognizes the hard work of our professional educators who truly are the best in the business.
Going into winter, we will begin to focus intently on the 2018-19 school budget. Despite uncertain times with the state’s economy, Williamsville has been able to steer a steady course. Our ability to provide a high-quality education using a fiscally responsible approach renders a great value for our community.
Especially at this time of year, our schools are bustling with the spirit of giving. Students have spearheaded many of the charitable efforts making them all the more meaningful. Country Parkway, Maple West and Maple East students are collecting warm clothing for the City Mission. Mill and Casey middle schools are holding “Fill the Fitness Room with Food” drives to benefit impoverished Buffalo families. Forest Elementary’s Thanksgiving food drive supported local families and two fourth grade students at Heim Elementary organized a food drive for Puerto Rico. Heim Middle students made holiday cards for patients at Veterans Hospital and blankets for Children’s Hospital Project Linus. Dodge Elementary students also made Christmas cards for veterans and filled a bucket with holiday gifts for families in need. Transit Middle students will bring holiday cheer to residents at The Amberleigh this week and the Williamsville East National Honor Society will hold a Christmas party for elementary students at Buffalo PS #30 on Friday. Williamsville North’s LEAP club is collecting toiletry items for the Little Portions Friary in Buffalo, while students at Williamsville South are doing the same for Friends of the Night. Anywhere you turn across the district, you will find our students and staff embracing the true meaning of the holiday season.
Scott G. Martzloff, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Bio-Brief: Dr. Scott G. Martzloff began his tenure as Superintendent of Schools for the Williamsville Central School District on August 1, 2011. Prior to his appointment in Williamsville, the Rochester (NY) native was the superintendent of the Byron-Bergen Central School District, a rural district in Genesee County, for two years. Dr. Martzloff also worked eight years for the Rochester City School District, a large urban district with over 32,000 students, where he was an administrator for operations and served as a high school assistant principal. He began his career as a special education teacher in the Rush-Henrietta CSD located in suburban Rochester where he also served as an assistant principal.
Dr. Martzloff received his bachelor’s degree in biology from the College of The Holy Cross in Worcester, MA and earned his master’s degree in educational administration from the State University of New York at Brockport. He received a doctorate in education from the University of Rochester and holds permanent certification as a school district administrator in New York State.