“Unsung heroes” of OCSD recognized



The Oswego City School District this week recognized some of its “unsung heroes” from its Buildings and Grounds and Technology Departments for their critical role in moving the district’s Central Offices over the summer. Pictured are staff members at an appreciation luncheon held Wednesday, including Director of Facilities David Crisafulli, at left.The Oswego City School District this week recognized members of its Buildings and Grounds and Technology Departments staff, citing their critically important service to the district and integral role in the move of the district’s Central Offices.
 
During the move in August of its Central Offices from the Education Center on East First Street to Leighton Elementary School, the district moved dozens of employees and a tremendous amount of infrastructure and equipment with the help of what Superintendent Dean Goewey said were often the “unsung heroes” of the district.
 
“Without our dedicated behind-the-scenes staff, our district simply would not be able to function on a day-to-day basis,” said Goewey. “From preparing buildings for the start of each school year, to snow and ice removal in the winter, to being available 24 hours a day, seven days a week when duty calls, our team does an amazing job.”
 
The district’s Technology Department was also responsible for the moving, rewiring and installation of the Central Office telecommunications systems.
 
Use of in-house staff for painting, construction and maintenance during the move provided significant financial savings for the district, Goewey said.