Latchkey coordinator recognized for service during pandemic

Pictured (Left to right): FCS Superintendent Matt Shanafelt, Kathy McMahan and FCS Deputy Superintendent Andrew Schmidt. Photo by Ben Gagnon

Pictured (Left to right): FCS Superintendent Matt Shanafelt, Kathy McMahan and FCS Deputy Superintendent Andrew Schmidt. Photo by Ben Gagnon

FLUSHING — Flushing Latchkey Program Coordinator Kathy McMahan was honored by the Flushing Board of Education on May 18 for her service to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

McMahan, who is in her first year as the Latchkey coordinator, received a bouquet and recognition for her work to provide quality childcare services for families and make program adaptions with the ever-changing climate of COVID-19 protocols.

“Kathy spearheaded a lot of changes related to Latchkey while keeping in close contact with parents and managing the public,” said Flushing Deputy Superintendent Andrew Schmidt. “All the while, she maintained an encouraging and positive latchkey program. She and her team have put together an amazing summer program and are working tirelessly to provide an exceptional service as possible for our customers.”

Flushing Community Schools offers its Summer Latchkey Program at the Early Childhood Center and accepts children three-yearsold through 12 years of age. For more information, visit flushingschools.org. B.G.