(Image taken from video)

Administrators drone on and on! All their speeches cause me to yawn.

I hope somebody will pull the alarm

A fire drill won’t cause no harm.

Those lyrics come from a rather unusual back-to-school video showing staffers from the Bay Shore School District in New York performing a biting spoof at a superintendent’s conference Tuesday, the day before the opening of the 2016-17 school year.

Titled “Welcome Back Bay Shore Teachers” and written to the tune of “Summer Nights” from the “Grease” musical, the song targets the Common Core State Standards and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), and throws in a reference to the district superintendent, Joseph Bond.

As you read the lyrics, imagine an auditorium with teachers and administrators singing and dancing around with the lyrics projected on a screen on the stage. Or you can watch the video below.

 

Summer’s over had me a blast

Summer’s over happened so fast

Yesterday I’m in the Keys

Yesterday I was at ease

Summer’s gone

Now back to school

Oh no now

Think about Common Core

Common Core, Common Core,

Cuomo isn’t our friend

Common Core Common Core

When’s his 2nd term end?!

Governor Cuomo, sure likes to spend

He proposes cuts till the end

He struts his stuff in Albany!

Treats New York like his property!

Summer’s gone now back to school

Oh no now, how I hate Conference Day

Conference Day Conference Day,

Joe Bond seems kinda cool

Conference Day Conference Day

Not as cool as the pool!

Administrators drone on and on!

All their speeches cause me to yawn.

I hope somebody will pull the alarm

A fire drill won’t cause no harm.

Summer’s gone

Now back to school

Here come all of the Stats!

Here’s a Stat! There’s a Stat!

Oh, the numbers don’t lie.

Here’s a Stat! There’s a Stat!

Tell us what they imply.

Shoo da bop bop …

A statement published by Newsday from the school district says:

“The moment depicted in the video was a small part of a larger event celebrating the difference Bay Shore teachers make in the lives of our students. Part of that moment included a lighthearted spoof of some of the issues that are currently at the forefront in public education. The overall purpose of the moment and the event as a whole was to celebrate our schools and the lives that can be changed when an entire community comes together to support our students.”

Watch the video. It’s a hoot.