This, as Dr. Pamela Brown begins her first full week in her new position.
In a meeting with reporters in early July, Brown said she's already started speaking with her cabinet about the process for making sure all buildings are prepared for the opening of school.
She also says she likes to look at staffing issues during the summer months.
"Let's see where we are now and then let's plan for what needs to be done between now and mid-August to make sure we have everything in place," Brown says.
Brown says the summertime work also includes looking at instructional issues, security, text books and materials.
"Are the facilities ready to open the doors so that the children can come in to a clean and warm and inviting atmosphere," she said.
The school board approved Brown's contract last Wednesday after a judge sided with the group in a lawsuit challenging the hiring on procedural grounds.
Developer and school-board critic Carl Paladino had filed a lawsuit against the school board, saying the group didn't follow the state's Open Meetings Law when making the hire. But a State Supreme Court judge disagreed with the claim.
School board president Mary Ruth Kapsiak said the board held community receptions, question and answer panels, media sessions with each candidate, and private interviews leading up to the final vote during a public meeting.