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Richfield Springs Board of Education Discuss Covid Procedures

At the Jan. 5 meeting of the Richfield Springs Board of Education, new Covid procedures were explained.

RS Superintendent Tom Piatti talked about changes to the guidelines and that Covid test kits were being handed out to staff. He said plans would be announced soon to distribute them to students.

Piatti also said the district will not be participating in test to stay and test to return protocols at this time. He talked about the current surge in Covid positivity rates within the district and said the administrative team has devised a cafeteria staffing plan if needed.

The superintendent said the district would like to proceed with bus purchasing as soon as possible due to supply and demand concerns.

Piatti said he and Principal Matt St. Peter toured the Owen D. Young school over the holiday recess. He said they are thankful for the relationship the district and administration have with ODY.

Piatti said he is excited for plans for the FFA club to grow watermelon.

Elementary Principal Dr. Rene Wilson talked about upcoming professional development and thanked the staff for continually meeting student needs despite continuous protocol changes. She also thanked Stan Grose, the Transportation Department and Kristi Effner for their work.

Wilson said communication with staff regarding budget planning has begun. She said the Special Education department is busy with end of year meetings and is appreciative of the additional support from Resiliency Coordinator, Lisa Lauritsen.

In his report, St. Peter said the January Regents exams have been cancelled. Preparations for the June Regents exams will continue.

He said he is pleased with Resiliency Coordinator, Lisa Lauritsen and expressed his appreciation to the ODY school district for the opportunity to offer combined sports and ski club.

St. Peter complimented Paul Blake and Julie Smith…


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

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