The Onteora School District has has extended full-time remote learning until February 1 amid changing Covid protocols and staffing difficulties caused by vaccinations.
With no comment or explanation, the Onteora School Board voted on January 12 to extend athletic director (AD) Kim Pilla’s paid administrative leave through January 25.
It was a whirlwind week for Dr. Neal Smoller, pharmacist and proprietor of Village Apothecary in Woodstock. He administered the first of two Covid-19 vaccine doses to 120 Woodstock-area residents at a quickly assembled clinic at the Mescal Hornbeck Community Center on Rock City Road.
New leadership will steer the Woodstock Public Library into the next chapter of planning for a new building after the razor-thin defeat of a $5.8 million bond.
At its annual organizational meeting, the Woodstock Town Board made appointments to boards and commissions and set rules for conducting of business for the year.
More than 160 students and parents logged onto the December 22 Onteora School Board videoconference to voice support for district athletic director Kim Pilla, who was placed on paid administrative leave through January 15. The participants waited for about 90 minutes while district staff struggled through a variety of issues.
Having steered the Town of Woodstock through a year marred by the Covid-19 pandemic, Supervisor Bill McKenna is looking forward to a 2021 that hopefully sees it out of this situation and into better times.
A survey is intended to identify people who have a home and the questions will help them consider if opening their home to a renter is appropriate for them, Goldman explained. Rental income could help with bills and the renter could help with chores or provide companionship in exchange for a below-market rent.
Woodstock Library officials will hold a series of small group discussions via videoconferencing better to engage with the community after the narrow defeat of the $5.8-million bond in November.
The Town of Woodstock is working with Village Apothecary to administer Covid-19 vaccines once adequate supplies are available. Access to the vaccines will be based on priority and risk factors.