Pre-Season Sale! $259 per ton - Premium Wood Pellets, Delivery Available - Curtis Lumber

By Jay Mullen

The Granville Board of Education unanimously approved the school district’s reopening plan at its meeting on Monday, Aug. 10.

There has been a change to the plan due to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s mandates.

School superintendent Thomas McGurl said Gov. Cuomo has made it mandatory that schools hold at least three community meetings unless they are one of the big five schools. Schools also must hold an all-staff forum.

“People will be able to dial in as well as connect through Google Meet if they want the video portion of it,” McGurl said.

These community meetings must be completed prior to Friday, Aug. 21. The meetings will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 12 at 5 p.m. and Tuesday, Aug. 18 at 6:30 p.m.

For more information on these forums go to the school’s website at www.granvillecsd.org.

McGurl said he thinks that things will change as we grow closer to the start of the school year.

“We have a plan right now. Do I feel it’s going to stay the same? No,” he said.

People have been asking about COVID testing and if the school will be providing the tests. McGurl cited page 41 of the guidance documents which says that testing is a public health issue, not a school issue.

“Obviously if something along the line changes and the governor or state ed says, ‘you now have to provide COVID testing,’ we are of course going to comply with that,” he said.

McGurl mentioned potential push back, saying that they are not medical professionals.

“We would need the guidance, whether it’s from public health or the department of health or the county. We are going to need the guidance on how to facilitate that and go through that whole process,” he said.

With the ever-changing climate that has come about due to the coronavirus pandemic it is hard to say whether the plan that has been submitted will be the final plan. It is all dependent upon any incoming information and guidance from the state or the county.

According to McGurl, the response from the community regarding the plan has been positive. Not everyone is happy with it but they say that it is well thought out and easy to read.

“It’s a series of compromises and best choices out of a lot of bad choices,” he said.

Comments

comments


Tags: , , , , ,

Women business owners learning to be successful

Female business owners 6x4

By Austin Crosier Four female business owners in the Granville area sat down at the bar at On The Rocks […]

Poultney makerspace and skills center to open Sept. 26

REclaimED

A makerspace is a collaborative work space inside a school, library or separate public/private facility for making, learning, exploring and […]

North Country FreePress, September 25, 2020

Lakes Region FreePress, September 25, 2020

Chasin’ Racin’ – Great Race Place

Chasin Racin #20

By Mark Kane It was great to get back to the racing action at the “Great Race Place” Albany Saratoga […]

Granville Sentinel 9.24.20

Police Beat, Sept. 24

Granville Police Department Sept. 10 3:36 p.m. Benje C. Larico of New York City was ticketed for speeding on North […]

Whitehall Times 9.24.20

Everyone Eats arrives in Poultney

Everyone Eats

The Poultney Rotary Club and Young at Heart Senior Center have teamed up with the Vermont Farmer’s Food Center, the […]

School district awaits insurance claim

118460951_3929653440381376_3186711997289802640_n

By Jay Mullen Whitehall Central School District is still waiting for the New York Schools Insurance Reciprocal to give them […]

‘Car cruise’ to replace car show

By Austin Crosier The consequences of COVID-19 have forced people of all walks of life to change gears and improvise […]

Pub on Main Street hires new head chef

Owner Vicky Hale poses for the camera behind the bar.

By Austin Crosier After being located across the bridge at 1 West Main Street in Granville since 2016, Vicky Hale […]