Chenango Valley Central School District Closure
All Chenango Valley schools are closed from Monday, March 16, through Monday, April 13, due to a Broome County State of Emergency in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). We will continue to provide additional updates to families as they become available. 
Student Meal Distribution Update (Effective 3/30/2020) 
For information on updates to student meal distributions at the Chenango Valley site (effective Monday, March 30), click here.
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Mr. James Pritchard

james pritchardMr. James Pritchard will be the Chenango Bridge Elementary Principal beginning in the 2018-19 school year. He has served as principal of Port Dickinson Elementary since June 2002. Prior to that, he was the Vice Principal at Owego Free Academy for three years. He also was a fourth and fifth grade teacher for nine years at Apalachin Elementary School. Mr. Pritchard attended Susquehanna University for his undergraduate work where he majored in Political Science and minored in English Literature. He worked for a brokerage firm in New York City for several years before he turned to academia. He went to Lehigh University and received his Master’s Degree in Elementary Education and Cortland College where he received his Administrative Certificate.

Mr. Pritchard lives with his wife Amy, a teacher at Owego Apalachin Central Schools and has two sons: Colin and Gavin. He loves to golf, ski and spend time with his family. The family enjoys taking trips to Ithaca to walk the gorges and other nature activities.

Mr. Pritchard is excited about working with Chenango Bridge's students, families, teachers, and staff! He will continue to focus on "what's good for kids and their needs to be successful."

Mrs. Lori Pourby

lorraine pourbyLori Pourby is currently the Interim Principal at Chenango Bridge Elementary.

For the past 26 years, Mrs. Pourby served as both a teacher and administrator for the Chenango Forks Central School District.  

Mrs. Pourby has a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Elementary/Early Secondary Education from SUNY Cortland, a Master of Science (MS) degree in Reading K-12 from SUNY Cortland and a Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) in Building/District Level Administration from SUNY Cortland.

Mrs. Pourby's husband, Mike, is also a career educator.  They have three daughters -- Lexi, Mikayla, and Mariela.  
Mrs. Pourby is excited to be returning to her alma mater and will continue to inspire Chenango Bridge’s Little Warriors to strive to be their best!  
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