CANTON — The final video for summer went out to Canton Area School District parents last night. In the detailed video, it explains what parents should expect concerning the health and safety plan, according to Superintendent Dr. Briggs.
The CDC guidelines for K-12 students have changed and the CDC recommends promoting vaccines to staff of the district, universal masking, and three feet of distance between students.
However, the school district’s plan will not mandate masking, just recommend it. The only mandate the school will ask concerning masking will be on school buses where students cannot stay three feet apart.
In the video, Dr. Briggs explains that the school district plans to go back to school and look like “March 12, 2020” to the best of their ability.
The full video explaining the health and safety plan for the school district can be found at: https://www.canton.k12.pa.us/21-22-school-year-planning. Questions can be directed to the email at email@example.com.
Kindergarten orientation will be Monday, Aug. 23, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Staff will return to school for training on Monday, Aug. 23. Students will return on Thursday, Aug. 26.
The district hired Kelsey Herman as a social studies teacher. The district also accepted the resignation of Helen Kilbourn, a paraprofessional with 19 1/2 years of service with the school district.
Both Mark Jannone and Dr. Briggs thanked the custodial staff for their hard work cleaning the schools this summer.
Jannone also noted that the board that the a transportation contract for two vans must be increased from $100/day to $115/day due to rising costs of gas and making sure the vans have enough to transport students.
The board voted in favor to revise the admission of students.
They also voted to approve the health and safety plan, as well as the student handbook in both the high school and elementary.
The next Canton Area School District board of education meeting will be Thursday, Sept. 9, at 5 p.m. in the high school library.