Fabius-Pompey Central School District
Timothy P. Ryan, Superintendent of Schools
1211 Mill Street
Fabius, NY 13063
Phone - 315-683-5301
Fax - 315-683-5827
As a small school district, Fabius-Pompey understands that in order to offer our students all the opportunities we would like them to have, it is essential to form partnerships with other school districts. Over a decade ago, we combined with the LaFayette School District to provide students the opportunity to play football and to be football cheerleaders. Our partnership with LaFayette remains to date and has served as model for other relationships.
Although the relationships extend beyond athletics, we have or have had numerous athletic combinations with other school districts. Along with the above-mentioned football program, we have partnered to offer students opportunities to compete in hockey, lacrosse, wrestling, indoor track and swimming. The students who have pursued these opportunities have competed well and represented Fabius-Pompey in a manner of which we can all be proud.
We also have looked to work with neighboring schools in academics, transportation and the use of equipment. Along with some neighboring schools, we have agreed to have the same high school schedules. In some cases, this has allowed our students to take advantage of a class in a different district that we do not offer. On occasion, we have had students from other districts in our high school. Regardless of whether we are discussing athletics, academics, transportation or social events, there is a spirit of cooperation between school districts.
Recently these strong relationships resulted in four districts, LaFayette, Tully, Onondaga and Fabius-Pompey, working together to host a community forum on drugs. During the last few years, nationally, there has been an increased awareness regarding opioid addiction as well as other drug use. The Alcohol Drug Abuse Prevention Education Program (ADA-PEP) counselors from each district worked together to have a number of experts in the area of drug addiction present to parents and students from all four school districts. LaFayette graciously hosted the evening and Fabius-Pompey middle school guidance counselor Dan Piorkowski moderated this important event.
The community forum was a good cause and an important subject for all four districts to undertake. As we move forward to address social issues, academic issues, economic issues or simply provide additional opportunities to students, I feel enthusiastic about the relationships we have formed with our neighbors and believe we as well as they will be better because of those relationships.