Welcome to the Office of the Superintendent

  • Hello Forestville Community,  

    My name is John O’Connor and I am the Superintendent here at Forestville.  I began on Wednesday, August 4th.  Many of you may remember me as I was previously in Forestville as the Elementary Principal from 2001-2004 and Superintendent from 2004-2012.  I am very excited about returning to Forestville and to reconnect with the school community.

     As I restart at Forestville, here a few things we are working on:

    • Capital Project.  The voters approved a $8,750, 000 capital project in May to address the needs of the district. I will be actively involved in this process as I have extensive experience working with capital projects.  I was here at Forestville when we completed the project for the auditorium, band room, bus garage, etc.  I was also involved with approximately $35 million of capital projects in my previous position as Assistant Superintendent for Management Services at Erie 2 BOCES.

    • Elementary School Principal.  We have begun the process of finding an elementary principal.  Screening interviews will take place the week of August 22nd and second round interviews will be conducted soon.  To assist in the search, subgroups including faculty, staff and parents will have input in the process.  We will keep you posted on this.

    • To reconnect with the school community. I have been meeting with as many individuals as I can to help reacquaint myself with the district.  Although there are many individuals still here from when I left in 2012, there are many new people to meet.  Also, a lot has changed in 10 years, and I look forward to hearing from everyone’s perspective.  

    The last couple of years have been difficult as COVID forced us to do schooling remotely and limit extra-curricular activities.  Last year we were able to return to a semblance of normalcy and hopefully, we can continue down that path to make sure our students have opportunities to learn and to grow in an in-person environment.   I look forward to meeting with as many of you as I can over the next few months.  If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to reach out to me at joconnor@forestville.com  

    Dr. John O'Connor
    Superintendent of Schools
    Forestville Central School District
    12 Water Street
    Forestville, New York 14062
    (716) 965-2742 Phone
    (716) 965-2117 Fax
    Email: joconnor@forestville.com