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Victor Central School District

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The Victor Central School District is still not quite back to normal after a computer malware attack last Saturday.

That attack on the Victor district’s computer servers involved what’s known as ransomware, a situation where the hackers encrypt data, trying to force the organization to pay up if they want access to the information stored on their computers.

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School districts in the Rochester area said Monday that they should not appear on a list, published by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office, of districts that have not submitted reopening plans.

The governor’s office published the list of 107 districts shortly after Cuomo held a briefing late Monday morning. “How they didn't submit a plan is beyond me,” he said.

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U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Monday that there’s bipartisan support for a new federal stimulus plan that includes relief for schools and colleges. 

On the campus of the Victor Central School District, Schumer announced some details of the proposal. 

If passed, Schumer said $175 billion would be given to all public and private kindergarten through 12th grade schools. He said a similar formula would be used for colleges and universities across the country, which would receive more than $130 billion.

Victor school district hires interim superintendent

Jun 14, 2019
Provided by Victor Central School District

The Victor Board of Education on Thursday appointed Dennis Ford to serve as interim superintendent.

Ford will serve as the Victor Central School District searches for a successor to Superintendent Dawn Santiago-Marullo, who will retire in July.

According to the district, Ford has 45 years of education experience, including 21 years as a superintendent in Amherst, Depew and Akron. 

Ford began his career as an English teacher in the Newark Central School District in Wayne County.