GREECE, N.Y. — Several local school districts now reporting cases of COVID-19, and you can check those through the state's COVID-19 report card. Just put your district's name in the search and the numbers pop up.
Greece Superintendent Kathy Graupman spoke with reporters Thursday to discuss a variety of topics regarding the start of the fall semester.
The superintendent, who also chairs the Monroe County Superintendent’s Council, spoke on how excited students and staff have been to return to school, even if it were only a couple days a week.
She says many of the challenges so far have revolved around technology and getting students equipped for hybrid learning, but those challenges are being worked through.
She also discussed the district’s response to two recent positive cases at Greece Arcadia High School and says, while positive cases are expected, the district worked hard to take all necessary measures to protect other students.
But she says overall, the start to the fall semester has gone incredibly well.
"Whether we’re talking about our pre-K kids that are four years old, our special needs kids, or our high school kids, everybody has done a really great job of wearing masks, washing hands, following safety protocols that we have introduced in our schools. So by and large, it’s been a huge success," said Graupman.
Practices for fall sports are also set to start in Monroe County on Monday, as they were initially pushed back a week by the Superintendent’s Council.
But she says as well as things have gone so far, she feels comfortable with practices start.
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