Clinton Central School District decided last week to spend up to $150,000 to purchase protective barriers to install in classrooms.
During a 15-minute Emergency CCS Board of Education meeting last Thursday, CCS Superintendent Dr. Stephen Grimm said the barriers will contribute toward the district’s goal of having all students back in-person full time in mid-April.
The barriers allow for putting students and teachers in classrooms when the 6-foot distancing is not possible. Board members gave approval for the purchase and to bypass the usual system of advertising the purchase beforehand.
Grimm also said as schools look at reopening, the product will become scarce and he wanted to get Clinton’s order in as soon as possible.
Grimm said the district had talked to a couple of vendors who provide the equipment and were looking at their products.
Also during the meeting, he said the phasing in of bringing students back would continue this week with the return of first graders.