Herkimer BOCES holds meeting Thursday evening

Herkimer BOCES held a school board of education meeting regarding re-opening schools next week Thursday night. A topic discussed was remote learning concerns.

Posted: Sep 3, 2020 11:38 PM

HERKIMER N.Y.- Herkimer BOCES held a school board of education meeting regarding re-opening schools next week Thursday night.

Topics brought up included Transportation, Home-Schooling, PPE Cost, and Remote Learning concerns.

In parts of Herkimer County, some people have broadband high speed internet issues, and some areas don't even have cell service.

With the lack of broadband, and cell service, Sandra Sherwood the Herkimer BOCES District Superintendent says there is some expansion going on at this time, but it's not enough especially with some school districts having remote learning on some days, and it's unfair to students and parents.

"I don't think I have a single school district that doesn't have at least one pocket without broadband or cell service. So, while some districts are putting out kajeets and other devices, that's not going to help if there's no cell service." said Sherwood.

Sherwood says all that the Herkimer BOCES school districts can do is advocate with the state at this time, and no word yet on if any action will be taken to get broadband and cell service to the much needed areas.

But in those areas where there is no connectivity in those homes, Sherwood says mailings have to be sent to those homes, and landline phones need to be used to work with students over the phone.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1942469

Reported Deaths: 50977
CountyCasesDeaths
Kings2563999824
Queens2561569457
Suffolk1888053289
Nassau1732163085
Bronx1707686325
New York1284834268
Westchester1232032226
Erie781931671
Richmond685931724
Monroe587741024
Orange44911782
Rockland44823931
Onondaga35149658
Dutchess27142428
Albany23149340
Oneida21095497
Niagara17405331
Broome16957347
Saratoga13944158
Ulster12588240
Schenectady12128189
Rensselaer10359135
Putnam993891
Chautauqua8123131
Chemung6979133
Oswego680590
Ontario661191
Steuben6119141
St. Lawrence607494
Sullivan586468
Cayuga574590
Jefferson534563
Wayne505566
Cattaraugus496679
Genesee4945121
Herkimer4836107
Clinton439131
Madison420185
Tompkins398049
Fulton391085
Livingston389058
Columbia376299
Montgomery3749114
Cortland348260
Warren328855
Tioga327058
Wyoming317450
Allegany310782
Otsego306746
Greene303774
Chenango295672
Washington277955
Orleans267383
Lewis239133
Franklin235112
Delaware206935
Seneca182456
Schoharie147815
Essex147626
Yates108326
Schuyler96913
Hamilton2942
Unassigned17396
Out of NY0213
Rome
Clear
77° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 78°
Binghamton
Partly Cloudy
69° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 69°
Rome
Partly Cloudy
77° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 78°
Rome
Partly Cloudy
77° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 78°
WKTV Radar
WKTV Temperatures
WKTV Severe Weather
Saluting Those Who Are Proud 2 Serve
Looking for work or looking to hire? Check out the WKTV Job Fair!