Superintendent Jaime Alicea

Superintendent Jaime Alicea has dedicated his career to the Syracuse City School District, having worked his way up from a teaching assistant to Chief Operations Officer over the course of his 33-year career before being named Interim Superintendent.
Mr. Alicea got his start in the SCSD as a teaching assistant at Seymour Elementary in 1983, soon becoming a teacher and going on to act as an Administrative Intern at Fowler High School. He has also acted as Vice Principal at Dr. King School and Principal at Seymour Elementary and Fowler High School.

Learn more about Superintendent Alicea here.
School News
SCSD to Resume Additional In-Person Learning Beginning April 12th SCSD to Resume Additional In-Person Learning Beginning April 12th: On March 22, 2021, Superintendent Alicea presented a plan to the Board of Education that allows for students to return to school for more days of in-person learning.  Both Onondaga County and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have provided guidance that decreases the recommended space between students from six feet to three feet.  This change allows us the space to bring more students safely into each classroom.  Thanks to the great number of responses to our return-to-school ... more >>
A Message from Superintendent Alicea & Board President Sojewicz A Message from Superintendent Alicea & Board President Sojewicz: This past weekend we lost another former student to gun violence in our community when a 19-year old Institute of Technology graduate was shot and killed.  That loss, coupled with the unrest throughout our country and right here in Syracuse as a result of the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, has many of us outraged.  Our community that we all love is in pain. I want you to know that we are here for you and your children.  Our teachers, administrators, social workers, counselors, ... more >>
COVID-19 Update from Superintendent Alicea COVID-19 Update from Superintendent Alicea: March 12, 2020 Dear SCSD Families, The Syracuse City School District is continuing to monitor the latest developments relating to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  The health and safety of our students, staff and families is a top priority and our entire administrative team has been working diligently to ensure we are prepared.  At this time, there are still no confirmed cases in Onondaga County.  We are communicating regularly with the Onondaga County Health Department, ... more >>
COVID-19 Update: Emergency Contact Update COVID-19 Update: Emergency Contact Update: March 10, 2020 Dear Parent/Guardian, The health and safety of our students and staff is of the utmost importance. As we continue through cold and flu season – this year with the added threat of Coronavirus – please help us remain up to date by ensuring that your child’s school has the correct and most recent contact information on file. In the event that your child is sick and needs to be picked up from school, the school nurse will contact you directly. If you see ... more >>
COVID-19 Update: District Response COVID-19 Update: District Response:   The health and safety of our students and staff is of the utmost importance. In the Syracuse City School District we are continuing to follow the recommendations from the Onondaga County Health Department, New York State Department of Health and Center for Disease Control while monitoring any possible impact involving our school community. Please see the descriptions below for information on the District's response thus far. ... more >>

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