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Option Found For BOCES Students at Waterville

The 49 Waterville High School students who attend BOCES can soon do so five days a week.

At the end of a one-hour special WCS Board of Education meeting last Thursday, Interim Superintendent Dr. Kathy Davis said after looking at schedules and working with BOCES, some bus runs can be added to get those students to New Hartford every day. Because of the half-day schedule at WCS students are attending BOCES two days a week and at the High School for in-person classes the other two days, plus the remote Wednesday schedule.

Davis said the runs had to be posted for drivers to bid on them, but she expected students could start attending five days a week if they wish as of Nov. 2.

Board president Steve Stanton called the change a good step forward. “We should note we’ve been taking the safe approach and that is the best approach,’’ he said on the meeting that was conducted remote only. “We have an obligation to the whole community to keep the virus at bay.’’

Davis said she, Principal Maureen Gray and Business administrator Tracy Leone had met with the Music Department about expanding their lessons for students. Davis said the teachers will put together proposals.

In the search for a permanent superintendent, the district is seeking input from the community. Until Friday, Nov. 13, people can take part in a survey.

Go to www.waterville People can participate more than once.

Most of the meeting, all but the last seven minutes, was done in executive session as the board discussed pending litigation.

The full story is in this week's edition of the newspaper. 

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