Midday News Brief
Written by Dan Fischer on September 7, 2021
Today marks the first day of school for most Genesee County Districts.
In Batavia City Schools all grades, Pre-K to 12th, returned to class in-person.
Batavia is requiring all students, faculty and staff to wear masks and social distancing will be required where possible.
Interim Batavia School Superintendent Scott Bischoping there’s been some parental push-back to the masking protocol
PHOTO: Interim Batavia Superintendent Scott Bischoping
Pavilion Central starts tomorrow, Sept 8th.
Notre Dame Batavia of Batavia resumes classes on Thursday.
All other area school districts started class today.
There is an effort underway to educate children about 9-11 with the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in New York City on Saturday. The 9-11 Memorial and Museum launched a fund at NeverForget.org to support its educational programs. A national PSA will be released to emphasize the importance of teaching 9-11 in schools. The museum has a website called 911Memorial.org that has 9-11 lesson plans and webinars to give teachers a guide on teaching it in the classroom. The webinar is being put in thousands of libraries across the U.S.
An expected rise in Gasoline prices didn’t have much of an impact in Batavia.
The current average price of a gallon of regular in the city is $3.24, up only a penny from last week – but a dollar-2 from a year ago.
New York, Governor Hochul is now making it mandatory for businesses to ensure their employees are protected from the virus. Under New York State’s HERO Act, workplaces must have a plan in place to keep coronavirus from spreading.
Some of the steps they can take include employee health screenings, putting a written mask policy in place, and making sure social distancing is possible.