Category: Education

Counties will have authority to mandate masks inside schools

Counties will have authority to mandate masks inside schools

Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday in his daily update that schools won’t be able to decide whether masks are required or not. The Governor said that after being asked by downstate county leaders if counties could have the authority to make ... MORE
Geneva HS student tests positive for COVID-19, learning will not go remote

Geneva HS student tests positive for COVID-19, learning will not go remote

A student at the Geneva High School has tested positive for the Coronavirus. The news came on Wednesday from the Department of Health in Ontario County, who reported that the student was not in school during the infection period – and that ... MORE
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Elementary class, teacher quarantined after positive test in Auburn

Despite a second class of students at the Casey Park Elementary School being forced to quarantine for two weeks – Auburn Superintendent Jeff Pirozzolo says there’s no cause for concern. It came after a student in the class tested positive for COVID-19 ... MORE
DEBRIEF: Leslie Danks Burke focuses campaign on rural schools & small biz support (podcast)

DEBRIEF: Leslie Danks Burke focuses campaign on rural schools & small biz support (podcast)

Leslie Danks Burke is running for New York State Senate in the 58th District again. It's not the first time, but she says challenging incumbent Republican Tom O'Mara was necessary. "We need our elected leaders to lead, and they need to have ... MORE
SUNY schools will require students to test negative for COVID-19 before being allowed to go home for Thanksgiving

SUNY leaders: Students must test negative for COVID-19 before heading home for Thanksgiving break

SUNY campuses across New York are taking an unusual and far-reaching step to address the spread of the Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19. Students at SUNY schools will be required to test negative before they are allowed to leave for Thanksgiving break, according ... MORE
Waterloo closes middle school on Monday, hopes to reopen on Tuesday

Waterloo closes middle school on Monday, hopes to reopen on Tuesday

An email sent to families in the Waterloo Central School District indicates that students at the middle school went remote on Monday. Hopefully, they will return on Tuesday. An email from Superintendent Terri Bavis indicated that the move was made out of ... MORE
Dundee has positive COVID case at elementary school, but in-person learning continues forward

Dundee has positive COVID case at elementary school, but in-person learning continues forward

A letter to parents in the Dundee Central School District indicates that one person tested positive for the Coronavirus. It was a student at the Elementary School. It’s the first case for the district since they reopened. The statement issued by the ... MORE
Keuka will continue remote learning through fall semester keeping campus 'mostly closed'

Keuka will continue remote learning through fall semester keeping campus ‘mostly closed’

Keuka College will continue distance learning through the end of the semester. “As much as we hoped to welcome our students back this semester, it’s in the best interest of their safety – and the community’s safety – to limit their travel ... MORE
Ithaca HS staying remote through Nov. 6 after ‘significant’ exposure among staff, students

Ithaca HS staying remote through Nov. 6 after ‘significant’ exposure among staff, students

Late this week officials in the Ithaca school district announced that high school students would continue remote learning until November 6th. This comes after contact tracing revealed that a significant number of students and staff were potentially exposed to a positive tester ... MORE
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WEEKEND DEBRIEF: Discussing FLH/URMC partnership, NY’s evolving quarantine guidelines, COVID fines on local biz, and block party clusters (podcast)

A closer look at upcoming elections with big time local implications, a discussion about the future of medicine after an announcement by Finger Lakes Health and the University of Rochester Medical Center that they would be working together, and the controversial story ... MORE
Officials: Watkins Glen CSD sees three new cases of COVID-19,

School officials warn of three new cases of COVID-19 in Watkins Glen district

Public health officials in Schuyler County say five new cases of COVID-19 were identified on Tuesday. Three of those cases came from the Watkins Glen Central School District. Officials noted that all of the students were from the same household, and only ... MORE
Auburn students who have been learning remotely in another state could be kicked out of district on Friday

Auburn students learning remotely in another state could be kicked out of district on Friday

A local family is facing expulsion from a local school after taking a trip to Missouri that never ended. Syracuse.com reports that the father of Tyler and Aiden Emmette told Auburn City School District officials that they would return after Labor Day ... MORE
More COVID cases connected to Keuka College outbreak identified, but students are resolving

More COVID cases connected to Keuka College outbreak identified, but students are resolving

The COVID-19 cluster tied to Keuka College continues to grow — even as students recover. There have been 100 students infected with the virus, but more than 60 of them have recovered at this time. While it doesn’t mean the campus will ... MORE
Audit: State’s education department doesn’t have effective oversight of school bus safety

Audit: State’s education department doesn’t have effective oversight of school bus safety

An audit by New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli’s office found that the state education department has been lax on oversight of school bus safety. The audit found significant missing documentation for required training and safety elements. The report also indicated a ... MORE
Matt Cook named next superintendent of OCM BOCES, will leave Neark

Matt Cook named next superintendent of OCM BOCES, will leave Newark CSD at end of month

Superintendent Matt Cook is leaving the Newark Central School District. The district announced Friday that Cook accepted the position of District Superintendent for Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES. His duties will include administering, supervising and evaluating regional support services and educational programs provided by the ... MORE