Canton Central school board plans to hold meetings virtually moving forward due to pandemic
BY MATT LINDSEY
North Country This Week
CANTON — The Canton Central School Board of Education plans to hold its meetings virtually going forward.
The decision was made following a recent spike in COVID cases locally.CCS Superintendent Ron Burke asked the board Thursday, at its regular meeting to make future Board meetings remote. This was done in an effort to avoid in-person meetings, which have a greater chance to spread the virus.
The Board met last night virtually due to uncertainty in what Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s order for gatherings of 10 or less people in one place meant for meetings.
“When I spoke with Public Health I was reminded that whenever we can, we really should be having any meeting that we can do virtually, we should be doing virtually,” Burke said.
Burke said that extended to meetings between staff members.
District principals said that most meetings are held virtually, but that they would push to make all meetings remote.