WHITESBORO, NY - The Whitesboro school board met for the first time Tuesday, following their last meeting on August 24th.
That meeting was adjourned because some in attendance refused to wear masks. Those masks were required to be worn inside the building where the meeting was taking place.
Due to the rising number of covid cases in Oneida County Tuesday’s meeting was once again held virtually.
In fact, the board passed a resolution approving remote board of education meetings until January 2022, citing those increasing covid numbers and a law recently signed by Governor Hochul.
During the board meeting, Dr. Brian Bellair, Whitesboro’s superintendent, discussed what the school is doing to combat the spread of the coronavirus. Particularly at high-risk sporting events like Friday’s high school football game.
"We're doing presale tickets for students so we can have an understanding of what the crowd size will be. We will have masks and hand sanitizer available at the stadium that was donated by the county. We're also going to have a point of distribution, so we're actually going to have a vaccination POD on-site”.
Dr. Bellair says the district would definitely like to host additional vaccination PODS at upcoming games and will be reaching out to Oneida County to do so.