We are devastated to learn of the death of Derek Travis, an 18-year-old Monticello Central School District and Sullivan County BOCES student. We join Derek’s family, friends, the BOCES community, our staff members, and all who loved and knew him in mourning this monumental loss.
Please know that it is natural for students to display a variety of emotions and behaviors as they cope with processing grief. Our administrators and staff have been monitoring this tragic news, and are making counseling services available for students and staff members in need of support. More details on how students, staff and families can access these support systems will be forthcoming.