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Superintendent of Schools

To all the members of our APW family, I am honored to have been chosen to work in service of the children in this community.   I look forward to the successful completion of a school-year full of individual growth and student achievement. 

One of my core beliefs about education is best summed up in a quote by James Comer…
 “There can be no significant learning without a significant relationship.”

I will continue to share a consistent message that the relationship between teachers and students is critical to academic success.  While I know this to be true, it is also critical that relationships be formed between the school and the home.   As we move forward together the importance of the home-school connection at APW cannot be over emphasized.   I invite you to keep in close contact with teachers and attend the many events we hold throughout the year to celebrate the accomplishments of our children.  We look forward to developing partnerships with each of you as we work towards our mutual goal of ensuring student success.

I look forward with great anticipation as we redefine what is possible for our students.  We will work together as a community of educators to increase rigor, expand opportunities, and provide an unparalleled level of support to each of our students.  On behalf of all of the professionals in our school community we are committed to fulfilling our mission at APW:

Academics at its best   Pursuit of excellence  Where students come first

I invite you to reach out to me any time at 315-625-5251 or

Thank you for entrusting us with your children.  We will not let you down.


Mr. Eric Knuth
Superintendent of Schools
p: (315) 625-5251

Sandra Robinson
Secretary to Superintendent
p: (315) 625-5251

February 28, 2018
Dear APW Junior/Senior High School families,
In the wake of yet another school tragedy, I am reaching out to reassure the community that we are taking every precaution to protect your children at APW Central School District.  Our leadership team meets regularly to share information and improve upon our internal procedures and like you, the safety of everyone in our school community will always be our number one priority.  Every single child attending this district has the right to feel safe and secure while at school or related events.  We will be vigilant in ensuring that this is always the case at APW.
In recent days we have been approached by students with questions, concerns, and a desire to do something to cause substantive change.  Several students expressed interest in the National School Walkout set to take place on March 14th.  This event is being staged as a national protest against violence in schools.  While we share our students concerns, it is our intention to hold an event more productive than a walkout.  In the morning of March 14th, we are planning a school wide conversation in lieu of a walkout.  During the week your children will have the opportunity to submit questions or express concerns that will guide our program.  These questions and concerns will be addressed during our assembly in an effort to identify potential issues and reassure students that they are safe while here at school.  We intend to involve local law enforcement agencies in our discussion and educate our students about what they can do to affect positive change in our community.
Please talk to your children and encourage them to share their ideas and concerns with faculty and administration over the next week.  Students are often the best source of information about potential issues in school and all too often they are viewed as bystanders.  On behalf of the Board of Education, faculty, staff, and administration, thank you for your support and active participation in helping us create a community of upstanders at APW Central Schools.
Eric Knuth
Superintendent of Schools



Important Info.

APW 2017-18 Elementary School LAP Plan
Interim Superintendent Employment Agmt 2017
PDP Addendum to 2016 Plan
APW 2016-17 Elementary School LAP Plan
APW 2016-17 Professional Development Plan
Athletic Title IX Report 2016
2015-2016 APPR Plan (approved)
Superintendent Salary and Benefit Correction
Understanding Teacher & Principal Growth Scores
APPR Composite Score Parent Request Form
Response to Intervention (RTI)
Superintendent's Contract

Mr. Eric Knuth, Superintendent

639 County Route 22
P.O. Box 97
Parish, NY 13131