Are Wayne County Schools Closed

Ava Flores
• Wednesday, 23 December, 2020
• 7 min read

Students and teachers at a WayneCounty elementary school returned to classes Wednesday, nearly a week after the district closed it due to a coronavirus cluster. North Drive Elementary School became the district’s first cluster after four staff members and two students tested positive for the virus.

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WayneCounty Public Schools (CPS) is operating under a mix of in-person instruction and remote learning. “When staff and students return, it will have been more than two weeks since the last reported case of a positive individual being on campus,” Merrill said in a statement.

The district’s superintendent and finance director resigned amid questions about a $5 million budget shortfall and a critical financial audit. A former teacher and local businesses launched a Chromebook drive to raise money to purchase devices for students.

WayneCounty Public Schools spokesman Ken Darken said the district has issued 6,501 Chromebooks and 479 Wi-Fi hot spots for student use during the pandemic. Teachers told an officer in the local branch of the NAACP that the district didn’t give them the resources needed to keep students safe.

CPS continues using special state and federal funding to purchase cleaning equipment and supplies to support sanitization and disinfectant efforts at schools. Classroom supplies continue being purchased to support teacher and staff efforts to sanitize desks and other contact surfaces in between students.

Please click here to view current school closing information on WKT's website. The district offices are not staffed during school closings; please monitor the stations listed below.

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Below is a letter to the Wayne Central community from Interim Superintendent of Schools Joseph Syracuse. Although there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our school district, we have been strongly advised by the health department that temporarily closing schools is the best course of action to help prevent or slow an outbreak in our community.

Schools will be closed on Wednesday, March 18, and only essential staff will be reporting. Before this occurs, the District will re-evaluate ourCOVID-19 response, under the guidance of the County Health Department.

We will continue to communicate additional details in the coming days. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

The Lady Cards play John Hardin at noon, followed by the boys game at 1:30 p.m. with Knox Central. Special thanks to recently retiring Board Chairperson Donna Blevins for her 16 years of service.

Archery Team participates in Pulaski County Meet Posted On: Monday, January 18, 2021All three of the WayneCounty School Teams participated in the Pulaski County Archery NASA competition on January 16th. Mat Cards win at Knox Central Dual Tournament Posted On: Monday, January 18, 2021, The WayneCounty Mat Cards traveled to Barbourville on Saturday, January 16th to compete in the Knox Central Dual Tournament.

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Start applying for Rogers Explorers Program Posted On: Wednesday, January 13, 2021, WayneCounty Middle School Counselors Cindy Rose and Vicki Davis want local eighth graders to know it is time to start the application process to apply for the Center for Rural Development's Rogers Explorers. This program is for students with a strong interest in developing skills in leadership, technology, math, science, and community service.

ONLINE STREAM Never miss a story or breaking news alert! “In advance of the May 16 “March for Teachers and Rally for Respect” event in Raleigh, our human resources department spent the past several days closely monitoring local leave requests,” Duns more said.

From Business: Founded in 1979, Ben way School is a private, publicly funded co-educational day school that provides academic instruction to students in kindergarten through… Wayne County New York School Districts WayneCounty School Districts Sitting cozily on the Great Lake Ontario, WayneCounty is the perfect county in which to experience the outdoors, a little history and some first-class entertainment.

Take in the sights and sounds of the lake and then tour the Northern Finger Lakes Wine Trail. Or maybe you prefer shopping in the quaint villages or dining in the gourmet restaurants.

Whatever your style, there is something to satisfy in WayneCounty, including the education. The schools each strive to attain the highest standards while giving students the tools to make responsible choices and become proud community members.

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Eligible participants are limited to Firefighters, EMS, 1st Responders (Auxiliary members excluded). Saturday, February 6th, from 10am to 3:30pm at Wayne County Public Health (519 Nye Rd, Lyons, NY 14489).

Wednesday, February 17th, from 1pm to 4pm at Wayne County Public Health (519 Nye Rd, Lyons, NY 14489). Adult & Children’s Immunization Clinics are both by appointment only, on a case-by-case basis Breastfeeding and Maternal Child Health home visits are suspended until further notice Baby Café is cancelled until further notice Car seat appointments are suspended until further notice The April rabies clinic has been cancelled, but the June rabies clinic has been cancelled at this time.

Early Intervention and Pre-K: WayneCounty Public Health strongly encourages that EI providers and families practice social distancing and reduce face-to-face visits. Early Intervention and Preschool Special Education visits are STRONGLY DISCOURAGED at this time.

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On Thursday night at the cafeteria of Dun low Elementary School, the WayneCounty Board of Education was set to vote on a cost-savings move to address the issue of decreasing enrollment. Alexander’s recommendation to the board at the meeting was to consolidate Genoa and Dun low Elementary into a single school.

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Alexander said his preferred site for consolidation is Dun low Elementary because it is “centralized” and is bigger with three additional rooms. At the meeting on Thursday, some people were totally against the superintendent’s recommendation to relocate Genoa students to Dun low.

Both schools, for the time being, will stay open to the delight of many families and employees at Genoa Elementary. Tammy Williamson, who works at Genoa Elementary, was in tears when she heard the announcement that the school board will not be moving forward on consolidation.

“Bring kids that are closer to us three or four miles down the road to come to us instead of going twice the distance to another school,” said Williamson. Alexander said consolidation is now out of the picture, and they will start looking at other alternatives to address the issues in the district, and he said one of the things at the top of the list renovating the roof at Dun low Elementary.

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