Horace Greeley High School student council President Tim Bloom, whose New Castle Now letter from last Friday that criticized administrators went viral, wrote that there has been some progress.
In emails to Patch, Bloom wrote that the whole student council met with Assistant Principal Andrew Corsilia on Thursday; Principal Robert Rhodes, who was slated to attend, was not able to, Bloom explained. From that meeting, Bloom felt that there was some success.
"We hashed out some changes to student council that would streamline the process of getting speakers and planning events," Bloom, a senior, explained.
A major item that triggered the letter, which has garnered more than 200 comments and prompted top Chappaqua school officials to publicly react at Wednesday's school board meeting, involved creating a "Greeley Games," which would have been a mix of a color war and field day. That event, which was denied, could potentially go forward in some form, or perhaps something else could be held instead, Bloom wrote. What the event is, however, is "is still up in the air though."
The Thursday meeting with Corsilia came in addition to a Wednesday meeting that Bloom and another student government officer had with Rhodes.
Despite the dialogue, Bloom still believes that Greeley officials will be beholden to a culture of political correctness.
"It seems to me that the administration's influence and censorship is leaking out of Greeley into the students' out of school lives," he wrote. "This needs to stop."