A message from the Superintendent, Board of Education

Dear Goshen Schools community,

As we await the appellate state court decision regarding the state’s universal mask mandate, please be advised that the Goshen Central School District plans to make face masks optional for students and employees when permitted by law.

In the interim, all staff, students and school visitors must continue to wear a face mask while inside our schools.

District officials and the members of the Board of Education recognize that the mask mandate has been a sensitive issue among many members of our community. We are confident that the Goshen Schools community will continue to support one another and show mutual respect for each other’s decisions.

Again, face masks are still required in our schools at this time. Our plan is to make face masks optional when permitted by law.

Our priority continues to be the health and safety of our school community. We also remain committed to providing the most up-to-date information to our staff and families. As this most recent situation evolves, we will continue to update you. Thank you for your continued partnership.


Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kurtis Kotes and the members of the Goshen Central School District Board of Education