Holland Patent BOE and HS Principal hold zoom meetings

The Holland Patent Board of Education held a meeting via zoom Wednesday night.

Posted: Sep 9, 2020 11:10 PM

HOLLAND PATENT, N.Y. - The Holland Patent Board of Education held a meeting via zoom Wednesday night.

Board members discussed reopening plans and how the district has been preparing for their first day of school which is Monday, Sept. 14.

They also talked about financial concerns that come with reopening the school with all of the new requirements and restrictions and the 20% cut in state aid that all local schools are expecting.

"None of this is easy and the finances will come into play very, very soon, I understand that and I think we need to keep that information and communication out to the community right in the forefront because I don't want anyone this spring to say 'well we didn't know this was coming' and what our challenges are going to be when we're looking at the budget for 2021-2022," Lydia Berez-Kelly, board president said.

The Holland Patent High School principal also held a question and answer session for parents Wednesday night.

Principal Russell Stevener answered questions from both students and parents for about an hour.

Stevener addressed questions about school schedules, lunches, and the reopening plans as a whole.

Their plan is a hybrid model. 

You can read frequently asked questions here.

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