Duanesburg, Schoharie, Sharon Springs school districts plan job fair

Duanesburg, Schoharie, Sharon Springs school districts plan job fair

DUANESBURG — Three rural school districts will come together for a job fair this week, trying to address staff shortages as a new school year looms just three months away.The superintendents of the Duanesburg, Schoharie and Sharon Springs school districts say the much-publicized labor shortage in upstate New York is real and it extends into the educational sector. Rural school districts, they say, have a tougher time addressing it than their suburban counterparts.The situation was identified as a growing problem and attempts were initiated at the state level to address it long before the COVID pandemic sparked what has come to…
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Capital Region schools get tens of thousands of COVID test kits

Capital Region schools get tens of thousands of COVID test kits

Millions of COVID test kits have been distributed to New York school districts and millions more are on their way as local and state officials try to keep in-person learning going amid a pandemic surge. Local BOCES are helping distribute the kits to their partner districts, which in turn are finalizing plans to get the kits out to children and their families this week. Individual districts and county health agencies set their own protocols, so it’s best for parents to check with their children’s school system for details. Four random examples, all different: Niskayuna schools will have a drive-through pickup…
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