District Departments

Business Office

The role of the Business Office is to provide support services to our educational programs. We are responsible for all the financial data and reporting for the District. We develop and monitor the budget and revenues, administer payroll and benefits for both employees and retirees. We are responsible for the purchasing of all the goods and services utilized throughout the District.

Our goal is to provide the most efficient and economical service to both our students and the community. The Business Office includes Payroll, Purchasing and Accounts Payable. Other departments that report to the Assistant Superintendent for Business are Transportation, Buildings and Grounds and Food Services.

matt fitch
Matt Fitch
Assistant Superintendent for Business

(585) 396-3700

Basic Financial Statements

2018-2019 Annual Statement - PDFHTML

2018-2019 Letter Attachments - Communications PDFManagement PDF

2017-2018 Annual Statement - PDF

2016-2017 Annual Statement - pdf HTML

2015-2016 Annual Statement - pdf

2014-2015 Annual Statement - pdf

2013-2014 Annual Statement - pdf

2012-2013 Annual Statement - pdf

Sarah O'Brien
(585) 396-3725

Diane Rocca
Accounts Payable
(585) 396-3724

Rebecca Donovan
(585) 396-3742

Linda Eames
Benefits Specialist
(585) 396-3726

Paula Santee
Employee Relations Assistant - Payroll
(585) 396-3730

Barbra Sweet
Tax Collector
(585) 396-3738

Facilities and Operations

Canandaigua City School District
Operations Department

5500 Airport Road
Canandaigua, NY 14424
(585) 396-3745

The office of Facilities & Operations (also known as Buildings & Grounds) is located in the District Operations Center on 5500 Airport Road in the Town of Canandaigua.

The Director of Facilities & Operations oversees several support staff components: Custodial, Building Maintenance, Grounds Maintenance, Clerical and Mail Courier.

The mission of custodial & maintenance is to provide a safe, sanitary and attractive environment for our students, staff and the public alike.

Headshot of Mike McClain smiling

Michael McClain
Director of Facilities & Operations

Arial view of the operations center building and bus parking lot


Fire Inspections

Notice is hereby given of the annual inspection of all support facilities and school buildings of the Canandaigua City School District for fire hazards which might endanger the lives of students, teachers, employees therein, will be completed at a date suitable to the Canandaigua Fire Department. Reports on results of annual fire inspections are available at the District Office of the Canandaigua City School District at 143 N. Pearl Street, Canandaigua, NY for inspection by all interested parties.


In compliance with federal law, all Canandaigua facilities have been inspected for asbestos-containing materials. The District's AHERA (asbestos) management plan is continually updated to insure the continued safe environment of students and employees. The school district maintains the management plan and it is available for review at the Central Administration Office, 143 N. Pearl Street, upon request.


The use of the weed control pesticide commonly referred to as "weed & feed" is not allowed to be applied to our athletic fields or general campus grass areas. This is a policy that the Board of Education adopted in August of 2006. However, pesticide applications for the purpose of insect control may be used within our school facilities throughout the school year. These applications are performed by a private pest control firm under contract with the school district. NY State law provides that parents and staff may request to receive 48 hours advance written notice of pesticide applications by registering with the Office of Facilities & Operations, 5500 Airport Road in the Town of Canandaigua, (585) 396-3745; Mr. Michael McClain, Director.

Candace Snyder
Secretary to Director

Food Services

todd fowler
Todd Fowler
Food Services Director


For Food Service questions, please contact

Rebecca Donovan

Meal Charge Policy

I. Purpose

The goal of the Canandaigua City School District is to provide student access to nutritious no- or low-cost meals each school day.

However, unpaid charges place a large financial burden on our school. The purpose of this policy is to insure compliance with federal requirements for the USDA Child Nutrition Program, and to provide oversight and accountability for the collection of outstanding student meal balances.

The intent of this policy is to establish procedures to address unpaid meal charges throughout the Canandaigua City School District. The provisions of this policy pertain to regular priced school breakfast and lunch meals only. The Canandaigua City School District provides this policy as a courtesy to those students in the event that they forget or lose their lunch money. Charging of items outside of the reimbursable meals (a la carte items, adult meals, etc.) is expressly prohibited.

II. Policy

Free Meal Benefit - Free eligible students will be allowed to receive a free breakfast and lunch each day. A la carte purchases must be paid/prepaid.

Reduced Meal Benefit - Reduced eligible students will be allowed to receive a breakfast for $0.25 and lunch for $0.25 each day. A student will be allowed to charge meals to their account after the balance reaches zero. The charge meals offered to students will be reimbursable meals that are available to all students. A la carte purchases must be paid/prepaid.

Full Pay Students – Students will pay for meals at the school’s published paid meal rate each day. If a student is without meal money on a consistent basis, the administration will investigate the situation more closely and take further action as needed. If financial hardship exists, parents and families are encouraged to apply for free or reduced price lunches for their child if applicable. A student will be allowed to charge meals to their account after the balance reaches zero. The charge meals offered to students will be reimbursable meals that are available to all students. A la carte purchases must be paid/prepaid.

Parents/Guardians are responsible for meal payment to the food service program. Discreet notices of low or deficit balances will be sent to parents/guardians at regular intervals during the school year.

Students/Parents/Guardians may pay for meals in advance via www.myschoolbucks.com or with a check payable to Canandaigua City School District.

Funds should be maintained in accounts to minimize the possibility that a child may be without meal money on any given day. Any remaining funds for a particular student may/will be carried over to the next school year.

Refunds for withdrawn, and graduating students: a written or e-mailed request for a refund of any money remaining in their account must be submitted. Students who are graduating at the end of the year will be given the option to transfer to a sibling’s account with a written request.

Unclaimed Funds must be requested within one school year. Unclaimed funds will then become the property of the Canandaigua City School District Food Service Program.

Balances Owed: collection of owed balances will follow the policies and procedures set by the school.

If a student is without meal money on a consistent basis, the administration will investigate the situation more closely and take further action as needed. If financial hardship exists, parents and families are encouraged to apply for free or reduced price lunches for their child if applicable.

superintendent jamie farr cooking omelets with boy student waling away with his omelet.

The schools provide the opportunity for a nutritious breakfast and lunch for each child every school day. On a typical school day, breakfast and lunch are served to over 2000 students, faculty and staff. Monthly menus are available below and are published in building newsletters.

  • We offer an online prepayment program that makes prepayments for your child's meals efficient and convenient.
  • Specialty salads in both the Middle School and Canandaigua Academy that have promoted the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • Catering available both in-district and for the Canandaigua area community.
  • The cafeteria staff take great precautions to accommodate children with allergies.

Human Resources

The Canandaigua City School District Office of Personnel and Support Services is here to help you with many aspects of your employment, and to answer questions you may have regarding employment opportunities. Below you will find a link to current employment openings with the District.

Brain Nolan
Brian Nolan
Assistant Superintendent for Personnel & Support Services

(585) 396-3720

Paula Traber
Secretary to the Assistant Superintendent for Personnel & Support Services
(585) 396-3720

Aline Clement
Employee Relations
(585) 396-3704


Curriculum is the vehicle by which we facilitate student learning. It reflects a comprehensive common K-12 understanding of essential learning, appropriate resources, assured common assessments, and district learning outcomes. It serves as the foundation from which teachers develop lessons that will empower students to actively construct knowledge and attain desired outcomes.

Knowledge of curriculum allows for administrative oversight of district, grade-level, and course goals; and administrative involvement in curriculum development supports teacher work, hence student learning. Parents’ ability to support student learning is enhanced by access to curriculum overviews.

matt schrage
Matt Schrage
Assistant Superintendent of Instruction

(585) 396-3715

matt schrage
Tracy Lindsay
Data Specialist

(585) 396-3715

headshot of Jean smiling
Jean MacKenzie
Director of Student Intervention

(585) 396-5730

Tammy Brand
Secretary to the Assistant Superintendent of Instruction
(585) 396-3715

Professional Development

Professional Development is the act of developing or enhancing an individual’s skills, knowledge, and expertise as an educator. The purpose of Professional Development is to generate a meaningful spark that will inspire the investigation and application of new ideas and concepts.

The Canandaigua City School District Office of Professional Development and the associated committee will emphasize the proposal of opportunities that ultimately foster collaboration among colleagues and support the instructional goals of the district Plan for Excellence.

katie mcfarland
Katie McFarland
Director of Professional Development


Public Relations

The Office of Communications is responsible for District media relations, the District website and Facebook site, District publications such as the Digest newsletter and annual Calendar, public presentations and communication on District issues, elements of community partnerships with both non-profit and business entities, Freedom of Information Law requests, alumni relations, and communications with people interested in moving into the school district from other areas of the state and country.

Please contact the Office of Communications at any time with comments, suggestions, concerns or questions. We welcome your input and appreciate your support!

Caroline Chapman

Director of Communications & Advisement


Special Programs

All of our students are members of the Canandaigua City School District's community of learners. Working as partners with families, we provide programs, supports and services that provide children the benefit of education in the least restrictive appropriate environment.

Special education programs and services support the academic, social-emotional and physical development of students with educational disabilities in environments that meet the individual needs of learners. Services may occur in home and preschool settings, in district public and non-public schools, in BOCES and approved private schools and in community-based education.

Special education is part of the fabric of the Canandaigua school community. Principals, regular and special education teachers, art, music, PE and technology teachers, nurses, psychologists, counselors, social workers, prevention specialists, speech therapists, occupational and physical therapists, teachers of the deaf and hearing impaired, community-based vocational education specialists, teacher aides, transportation staff, food services staff and buildings and grounds staff --all play an important role in ensuring that students with special needs are able to participate in the life of the school.

We welcome your calls, comments and questions as we seek to ensure that all students with disabilities, from age 3 to 21, receive a free, appropriate, public education

stephanie knapp
Stephanie Knapp
Director of Special Programs

Preschool (age 3-5), Kindergarten,
and Parentally Placed Non-Public Students
(585) 396-3706

rachael schading
Rachael Schading
Assistant Director - Grades 9-12

(585) 396-3933

jennifer marafioti
Jennifer Marafioti
Assistant Director, Grades 6-8

& Out-of-District placed students
(585) 396-3706

chris page
Chris Paige
Assistant Director, Grades 1-5

& Extended School Year Program
(585) 396-3706


The Canandaigua City School District Technology Department is charged with the overall support and implementation of technology district wide.

Our mission is to support the District goal of incorporating the use of technology to improve and enhance instruction, learning, management, and administrative functions. We closely follow the district Technology Plan as a framework for our short term, as well as long range planning strategies.

Technology is pervasive in all areas of the Canandaigua Schools. The Canandaigua City School District maintains one of the largest single entity data and voice networks in Ontario County. The technology department strives to provide a fast and highly available network infrastructure to support the educational goals of the district. Redundancy of the wired and wireless networks, servers, storage, power and other environmental systems are all essential to reduce downtime.

The technology staff support a multitude of services: email, over 200 instructional and administrative software applications, VOIP Phone System, HVAC and Security monitoring, network security software, virus protection, SPAM prevention and internet filtering for all servers and workstations.

Approved 2016-17 Instructional Technology Plan

The Smart Schools Bond Act was passed in 2014 by a state wide referendum. The Smart Schools Bond Act (SSBA) authorized the issuance of $2 billion of general obligation bonds to finance improved educational technology and infrastructure to improve learning and opportunity for students throughout the State.

Canandaigua was allocated $2,256,756

The district's investment plan for the use of the money -- which was aligned with the district Technology Plan -- was approved by the New York State Education Department on July 14th, 2017. The plan included the purchase and deployment of district assigned devices for both students and staff over a multiple year deployment as well as classroom audio enhancement systems for each classroom.

Chromebooks will be distributed to each student in Grades 6-12 at the start of the 2017-18 school year as part of this plan.

Please view the files below for more detailed information on Canandaigua City School District's Smart Schools Investment Plan

Smart School Investment Plan

dan bowman
Dan Bowman
Director of Technology Operations


Sharon Switzer
Department Senior Clerk


The Transportation Department is responsible for providing the safe and efficient transportation of the Districts students. This includes the training of drivers, monitors, and students as mandated by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles and the New York State Department of Education. The Districts fleet of school buses are maintained by professional mechanics and is adherent to strict Federal New York State Department of Transportation regulations. The Canandaigua City School transportation department takes pride in its safety record and its D.O.T ratings. Our transportation staff are professional people who value the children that we transport.

Seth Clearman, Transportation Supervisor

Deb Bowen, Head Bus Driver/Trainer

student sitting on shoulders of teacher and they are waving to the buses as they leave.

Canandaigua City School District
Transportation Department

5500 Airport Road
Canandaigua, NY 14424
(585) 396-3740

Superintendent Jamie Farr serving food to students along with Todd Fowler


group of administration out side of the primary-elementary seeing the seniors on the walk